4 ways to decarboxylate

Decarboxylation activates THC and other cannabinoids in cannabis to substantially enhance its medical benefits. Here are a few ways to decarboxylate cannabis:

Smoking

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Smoking involves heating cannabis flower directly with open flame, usually a lighter. The direct heat decarboxylates the cannabis, releasing THC and other cannabinoids. This is a popular method because of how simple it is. The downside of smoking is that it releases smoke, which can irritate your lungs — and potentially your neighbors.

Baking

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Sprinkling raw cannabis flowers onto a baking sheet and roasting them for a long time over low heat will effectively decarboxylate your medication. After baking, most people turn their decarboxylated cannabis into oil-based ingredient for cooking. Though the process may be time consuming, baked goods can be eaten long after you’ve made them.

Extracting

cannabis extraction

Extraction gives you a potent concentration of cannabinoids. It usually involves turning cannabis into an oil, though there are many different methods. One popular extraction technique results in Rick Simpson Oil or Fully Extracted Cannabis Oil, which some patients claim has been effective in treating their serious medical conditions. Because extraction is potentially dangerous, it’s best to purchase professionally extracted products from a trusted supplier.

Special Devices

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There are special devices, such as the Nova or Tamisium Extractor, made specifically for patients to decarboxylate their medication. They are designed for home use and require minimal effort.

What’s your favorite way to decarboxylate? Let us know in the comments below.

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