Decarboxylation of Cannabis
Decarboxylation, or disposing of carboxylic acids is a process which changes the carboxylic acid contained in the hemp and their derivatives, thus THCΔ to THC, CBD likewise.
The decarboxylation occurs naturally maturing dried material in the dark and at a humidity of around 50%, below room temperature, but beware of the mold, you need to check the condition of dry matter. Solids should stand for about one year.
The decarboxylation also occurs when smoking a joint. The material passes through heat treatment.
Generally, the more gentle the decarboxylation of bylinkářské purposes is used at a temperature up to 100 degrees, but even this will not prevent a certain degree of degradation of THC adverse CBN.
Decarboxylation in the oven - dry conversion THCΔ to THC: Preheat the oven to selected temperature, put on a baking sheet cannabis leaves and buds in a thin layer and bake for an equivalent period. Young, fresh plants have kept cool to evaporate any water. Well dried, decarboxylated cannabis recognized by that disintegrates into powder. Attention THC when heated it melts at a temperature of 80 ° C and CBD at 66-67 ° C and a portion may stick to the bottom of the container, and on cooling solidifies. Therefore, good decarboxylation in the container in which the material will then be further processed.
To maximize the THC content material bake in the oven:
- 120 ° C for 30 minutes
- 105 ° C for 1 hour
- 90 ° C for 1.5 hours
- 75 ° C for 2 hours
- 60 ° C for 2.5 hours
The lower the temperature the better the CBD, the melting temperature and evaporation is slightly lower than that of THC.