Decarboxolating, What is it? Why do it? How to do it?

Decarboxylation is the process of converting raw cannabis into it’s active bioavailable (available to body) form. It’s a critical step for patients who need relief via oral, sublingual or topical applications. Once decarboxylated, the THC in the medicine is now active, as in psychoactive, meaning it will now produce the euphoric feeling most commonly described as being “high.”

How can we legalize cannabis as medicine if we can’t even dose accurately?

You can Decarboxylated Keif, Shatter/wax, BHO, and bud.

Figuring out how much BHO to use:

I find about 0.05 grams of BHO per dose (edible) is perfect for me, however I do have somewhat of a high tolerance. Be careful with your dosing; this stuff is effective! You don’t want to Overdose! If you do take to big a dose for you and start feeling anxious and paranoid, go to a quite place and lie down and try to sleep, listen to relaxing music. YOU CANNOT OVERDOSE ON MARIJUANA, IT WILL NOT HURT YOU!!!!! If this happens next time eat a 1/2 a piece.

For this example, we will make 20 servings (cookies, brownies, hard candies, whatever) and we will use .05 in each serving.

20 servings x .05/serving = 1gram of BHO. So 1 gram BHO serves 20.

Decarb your oil. Do not skip this step. This is vital or you will waste your BHO because it will not be able to be used by your body!!

Directions to Decarboxolate BHO

  • 1 gram wax/shatter
  • 1 Tablespoon coconut oil
  • Oven-safe glass ramekin
  • Oven mitts
  • Metal fork
  • Aluminum foil
  • Cookie sheet or square metal baking pan (like 8×8 cake pan)
  • Decarboxylate shatter/wax in oven safe Pyrex Ramekin
  • Put 1 gram of wax/shatter in ramekin, add 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil
  • Cover ramekin with foil
  • Place ramekin in square baking pan (makes it easier to handle)
  • Place in 225 degree oven (use an oven or infrared thermometer to assure oven temperature is correct
  • Bake in oven for 25-40 minutes, stir with fork every 10 minutes, when it stops bubbling all the oxygen molecules have been released and it will be bioavailable and able to be used by the body
  • Cool to room temperature
  • Decarb your Kief. Do not skip this step. This is vital or you will waste your Kief because it will not be able to be used by your body!! I wasted a whole gram of Kief on my first batch of candy and brownies, because I skipped this step! What a Bummer Man!!

To decarboxylate kief:

  • Preheat oven to 300°F.
  • Place kief in an oven safe container, like a Pyrex ramekin and cover with foil.
  • Place on a cookie sheet (makes it easier to handle).
  • Bake at 240 degrees for 10 minutes, DO NOT open oven or uncover bowl of Kief during baking process.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool with cover on. Your Kief is now bioavailabe to the body and you will be able to medicate with it.
  • To decarboxylate Shatter/wax:
  • Preheat oven to 245°F.
  • Place 1 gram wax/shatter in an oven safe container, like a Pyrex ramekin and add 1 Tablespoon of Coconut Oil.
  • Cover with foil.
  • Place on a cookie sheet (makes it easier to handle).
  • Bake at 245 degrees for 25 minutes, Stir with metal fork every 10 minutes, when mixture stops bubbling all the CO2 is bakes out and wax is now bioavailabe.

Remove from oven and allow to cool with cover on. Your Shatter/wax is now bioavailabe to the body and you will be able to medicate with it.

To decarboxylate Bud:

  • Preheat oven to 250°F.
  • Place bud crumbled on a foil lined cookie sheet
  • Cover with foil.
  • Place Cookie sheet in preheated oven.

Bake at 250 degrees for 25 minutes, Stir with metal fork every 10 minutes.

Remove from oven and allow to cool with cover on. Your Bud is now bioavailabe to the body and you will be able to medicate with it.

I have tried baking with this but everything has a strong weed taste. I keep some of this made and in an airtight container. I grind then after I bake them and fill empty capsules with the powder if I need to medicate cause my pain levels are so bad.

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