Whether you’re a seasoned veteran or completely new to cooking with cannabis, there is only one crucial concept you should properly understand—decarboxylation. While it may be daunting for the newcomer, ability to decarboxylate (or “decarb”) your cannabis is the magic behind bringing this culinary consumption method to life.
If you’ve ever tried eating whole cannabis flower, only to disappointingly discover the lack of any “high,” you have already stumbled upon the importance of decarbing!
The cannabinoids contained in the trichomes of a cannabis plant are not able to be metabolized into the bloodstream until they undergo decarbing, where the THC and CBD (and various other cannabinoids) are chemically converted into an edible state. However, once your cannabis has been decarbed, you are well on your way to creating delicious infused meals.
So, how do you go about decarboxylate your cannabis? There are various methods to decarboxylate your cannabis, but they all contain the same premise: heat and time. Check out four different decarboxylation methods to get yourself confidently cooking with cannabis.