Decarboxylated Cannabis- What Is It and Have You Been Smoking Wrong All Along
Okay, just what is decarboxylated cannabis? What is all this hype about and what is this nonsense where people are saying people have been smoking marijuana wrong their entire lives? To help clear the air and some of the confusion around decarboxylated cannabis it is basically taking your marijuana and heating it to bring out essential compounds before you smoke. Overheating it can cause these compounds to cook away whereas not heating it enough can make these compounds weaker.
The last thing you want to do is take a bag of pot that weighs 7 grams and smoke it in a day when if you could decarboxylate it, it would get you twice as high as last you 2 days. That would save you twice as much money. In an essence, that's what decarboxylating does. There are many different units available on the market today which claims to decarboxylate your marijuana. It is up to you to do your research on this subject as I have found it to be a tricky area.
Some people say putting your marijuana in the oven for an hour at 240 degrees will decarboxylate it properly. Studies show that not to be true, however. They say that you lose almost 50% of your marijuana potency by doing this. Meaning if you have an ounce of pot it's like having a half ounce of pot. This can be very confusing so when it comes to the area of decarboxylating your marijuana be sure you do your research. Whenever you fire up a bowl or joint as soon as the flame hits the marijuana decarboxylation takes place. This is when thca is dried and THC is left behind. The whole area of decarboxylating your marijuana is definitely a tricky one to research but a great place to start is Ardent Decarboxylators.