You don’t have to be an expert on cannabis jargon in order to get the gist of it, but if you want to expand your knowledge and sound like a know-it-all, you’ll want to know the basics about decarboxylation. If you’ve ever smoked, vaped, or baked cannabis, you’re already a “decarboxylator”. We’ll get into the specifics down below, but decarboxylation is just cannabis that has been exposed to heat to convert THCA into THC. Decarb is a word mostly used when referring to baking cannabis into food and it’s the only way to create psychoactive edibles. If the weed isn’t decarboxylated, it’ll be just like any other brownie (with some weed scent and flavor). Whether you want to make edibles, show off to friends, or just gain some insight into the cannabis world, we’ve got your back. Let’s explore the wackness of cannabis decarboxylation.
- Decarboxylation is when heat is applied to cannabis, turning non-psychoactive THCA into psychoactive THC.
- Cannabis that has not been exposed to heat has no psychoactive effects.
- Decarboxylated cannabis is often infused into edibles, tinctures, and vaping devices.
- You can decarb cannabis at home with household kitchen items.