How to Decarboxylate Cannabis in a Mason Jar
How To Decarboxylate Cannabis in a Mason Jar
If you are wanting to make your very own healthy cannabis edibles at home, you need to know this very important first step. This step can't be missed if you want to experience a psychoactive effect from the THC in your cannabis. THCa (non-psychoactive) is found in living or raw cannabis and is converted to THC (psychoactive) when heated.
If you live in Canada, we are blessed to be able to walk into a legal shop and buy cannabis edibles. However, you can only get 10mg of THC in a legal edible, which is not enough if you deal with chronic pain or are a regular consumer. Most legal edibles contain a lot of sugar or have ingredients that don't pass the requirements for this holistic nutritionist. Which is why I encourage everyone to make their own edibles at home.
If you live in an apartment and smell is of concern, this is an inexpensive and smell-proof way to get the job done. There truly is no smell if you follow the directions.
3.5 grams of finely ground cannabis flower
1 mason jar big enough to hold cannabis flower
1 baking sheet
Turn your oven to its lowest setting (mine is 175°). Line a baking sheet with a silicone baking sheet.
Place your cannabis flower in a mason jar. Choose a jar big enough to hold the amount of butter you wish to use later.
Place the mason jar on its side, onto the baking sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes.
After 10 minutes, turn your jar over and bake for another 10 minutes. Do this for a total of 50 minutes, turning every 10 minutes.
When the decarboxylation process is finished, take the baking sheet out of the oven and let your jar cool completely. Letting the jar cool completely ensures that all the good cannabinoids remain in the jar. It also ensures that you do not get any weed smell.
Once your jar has cooled completely, you are ready for the infusion process.
*The beneficial cannabinoids, such as CBD or THC, need to be activated if you want to get high. It's important not to skip this crucial first step when making cannabis edibles.