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3 different ways to decarboxylate cannabis at home

July 9, 2019

Decarboxylation is an essential first step when cooking with cannabis.

The process involves applying low heat for an extended period of time to convert cannabis’ non-intoxiating THCA into THC, the cannabinoid known for its psychoactive effects. Without decarboxylation, the effects of DIY edibles may be weak or lackluster, at best.


What is decarboxylation, and why does your cannabis need it?

Decarboxylation is easy enough to do at home using tools you likely already have in the kitchen. Beyond the basic oven method, here you’ll also find instructions for decarbing in a mason jar and by sous vide, which are excellent alternatives for those concerned about the pungent scent of cannabis cooking.


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Alex Goodall is a Toronto-based Chef with an affinity for cannabis.

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  • Andrew Loughery

    Just curious if this method would work with keif as well as I already have a mason jar half full. I hated having to scrape it last time onto a sheet and have the possibility of losing thc from keif. I usually just add it straight into a mixture and cook it a little lower than normal for longer. Like uk cheese keif nacho cheese. Just add inactivated keif to the bubbling mixture once it reaches 230.

  • antimatter

    I really want to see this guy get his own cooking show.