"All cannabinoids contained within the trichomes of raw cannabis flowers have an extra carboxyl ring or group (COOH) attached to their chain." You may have heard of a cannabinoid #THCa
the acidic prelude of #THC
THCa surprisingly has just as many benefits as THC but THCa is not intoxicating and must be converted into THC from natural drying or the decarboxylation process for desired psychoactive effects. Decarboxylation is easy, all you need is heat and time. For the acidic compound THC(a) to convert to THC, it must decarboxylate at approximately 220F for roughly 30-45. During this decarboxylation process, it is recommended to use a turkey bag, to preserve the #terpenes
. You can also decarboxylate for a longer period and a lower temperature. (Ex. 180 degrees F for 1 - 2 hours. The slow cook method will also preserve the terpenes.
The process - Decarboxylate your flower or trim, infuse the decarbed flower/trim to a carrier oil (olive oil, coconut/MCT oil) or butter. You can also make #ghee
Once you have infused the oil and decarbed cannabis, add the desired amount to edibles and there you have it. Do keep in mind when making your own edibles judging the dose is not accurate. Start low and go slow.
Comment below if you have any questions or would like to share your infusing story.
I plan on sharing my 🍑 peach cobbler recipe soon with my infused mini butter sticks I made with the @levo_oil
infuser. Stay tuned!