Before Making any cannabis edibles, it is important that you learn how to decarb cannabis. This process is necessary for the process of cannabis edibles because, after decarbing, the cannabinoid profile is better suited as an ingestible. This phenomenon is due to the increased medicinal values (such as sedative) that are found in decarbed cannabis.
At higher temperatures, combustion starts to occur and the cannabis becomes somewhat useless. This is why you should decarb your cannabis at less than 120 degrees Celsius (250 Fahrenheit)
How To Decarb Cannabis
Preheat conventional oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit (115 Celsius)
Take a cookie tray/baking tray and cover with a sheet of aluminum foil
Cover the aluminum foil with the ground cannabis
Bake for 25 minutes
Remove dried cannabis from oven and set aside for 10 minutes to cool
Decarbing cannabis brings out valuable cannabinoids such as CBN. This is why using marijuana that has already been vaped has become a very common ingredient for cannabutter. Think of it as using your cannabis twice if you use already vaped bud in your recipes.
How To Decarb Cannabis: Vaping
Using vaped marijuana in edibles has become commonplace in the Cloudy Kitchen. As long as you keep your vaporizer between 150-227 Celsius (315-440F ), the vaped cannabis is 100% fine to use in edibles. This also serves as a decarbing process, and you still get to consume your marijuana through vaping.
Vaped marijuana also contains more of the cannabinoid CBN than dried cannabis. CBN is created when THC is heated. Also, CBN has been found to have positive effects on skin cells in people with psoriasis. Not to mention, CBN also helps to alleviate inflammation and swelling associated with arthritis and other ailments.
Why Is Decarbed/Vaped So Effective in Edibles?
The CBN cannabinoid is a known sedative and medical research has shown that just 5 milligrams of the CBN cannabinoid can be as powerful as 10 milligrams of pharmaceutical sedatives like diazepam. These chemical reactions create strong edibles that will give the consumer a sleepy effect. Although CBN does not bind as well as THC and CBD to the cannabinoid receptors in the body, CBN has a very powerful sedative effect.
Also, CBN has been found to have positive effects on skin cells in people with psoriasis. Not to mention, CBN also helps to alleviate inflammation and swelling associated with arthritis and other ailments.
How Do I Use Decarbed/Vaped Cannabis in Edibles?
Capsules, Fill Your Own Vegetable Caps
Cannabis Alcohol, Tinctures
Sprinkle On Food (E.G. Peanut Butter Sandwich)