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How To Decarboxylate Your Cannabis

Step-By-Step: How To Decarboxylate Your Cannabis

Do you have a bag of Cali Bubba and want to make edibles with it? It’s time to decarb your weed!

Here’s a five-step decarboxylating guide if you’re looking to cook with cannabis.

A Quick Note on the Decarboxylation Process:

There are a few different ways to decarb your weed, but the most common and often easiest is baking it in an oven.

Raw cannabis flower has little to no intoxicating effects. When cannabis is decarboxylated, it becomes psychoactive.

Raw cannabis flower contains CBDA, or cannabidiolic acid, and THCA, which is tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. To activate both compounds into the well-known THC and CBD, you must decarb your weed.

To decarb your weed into “active form” (altering the chemical structure of various cannabinoid compounds found in raw cannabis plants), you must heat it to high temperatures.

Both THC and CBD exude scientifically proven, powerful healing properties in their decarboxylated forms. These properties can include but are not limited to anxiety relief, pain relief, anti-inflammation, and much more.

Friendly reminder: As the decarboxylation process activates and releases terpenes, it may cause your kitchen to smell like weed.

You can store decarboxylated cannabis for a more-than-adequate amount of time. You do not have to consume/cook immediately.

By Oven:

What You Need:

  • Baking tray
  • Aluminum foil
  • Baking paper
  • Cannabis


  1. Set your oven to 230 degrees Fahrenheit/110 degrees Celsius and place the oven rack in the middle
  2. Cut a piece of parchment paper and aluminum foil the size of your baking tray
  3. Break up your buds into small pieces until they are the size of a grain of rice
  4. Spread a thin, even layer of cannabis across the baking sheet
  5. Cover the paper with aluminum foil and bake for 25-30 minutes

The decarboxylated cannabis should look golden-brown and lightly toasted.

When it is cool enough to handle, put your decarboxylated cannabis into an airtight storage container (a mason jar works best) until you are ready to cook with it.

What to Make with Decarbed Weed

You can make many different products with decarboxylated cannabis, from teas and cookies to tinctures and lotions.

If you’re looking to make edibles with your decarbed weed, it may be wise to make cannabutter or cannaoil, as they’re vital ingredients to making incredible edibles. Any cooking oil or fat can be infused with your decarbed weed, from coconut oil to olive oil to butter.

Although they can be a bit pricey, you can buy decarboxylators from online weed stores, making the process even easier. These one-stop-shop devices can often do much more beyond just decarbing the THCa and CBDa. Some of these devices, including the Levo, can make oils, butters, and even bake single shot edibles — all in the same device.

Skip All the Work, and Just Buy Some Edibles

If this still seems like too much work, skip the decarboxylation process and grab yourself a Boost Variety Pack of edibles online. They are perfectly decarboxylated and are ready to use for any occasion.

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