So... does extracting hemp carry all the good stuff, such as CBD? how does it compare to the extracted version of cannabis?
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Posted 09 March 2018 - 08:04 PM
Posted 10 March 2018 - 04:56 PM
I'm going to 'try' to attempt to explain in real basic terms.
The cannabis plant makes cannabinoids as acids. The 8 primary cannabinoid acids are CBGA (Cannabigerolic acid) THCA (Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) CBDA (Cannabidiolic acid)
CBCA (Cannabichromenenic acid) CBGVA (Cannabigerovarinic acid) THCVA (Tetrahydrocanabivarinic acid) CBDVA (Cannabidivarinic acid) and CBCVA (Cannabichromevarinic acid)
For you and I to obtain the high the plant matter needs to be put through a process called decarboxylation. Heat causes this process to occur. When I make oil I use some heat but not enough for the decarb process to occur, therefore I gently heat the plant matter, in the oven, to make the decarb process occur prior to making oil and this converts the THCA to THC. In real basic science terms, heating breaks the carboxyl ring and this converts the THCA to THC.
THCA has a couple of useful properties. One is an anti-inflammatory and the other is a neuro protective property. But THCA has no psychoactive property. It's only after being decarbed that the psychoactive properties occur.
So, that's about as 'basic' as I can explain it. I hope that makes sense.
Edited by merl1n, 10 March 2018 - 05:05 PM.
and it ain't by eating them.
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Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:12 PM
Posted 10 March 2018 - 05:30 PM
Decarb occurs at 104.4C to 112.7C. All you need is some parchment paper, and a baking tray. Finely grind your cannabis until the material can be spread evenly in a thin layer over the parchment and placed on your baking sheet. Allow the cannabis to bake for 30-45 minutes.
Cannabis can also be decarboxylated in a slow cooker by introducing solvents such as cooking oils or lecithin. These methods create infusions that can be used in a variety of cooking recipes and even cannabis capsules.
Since they contain decarboxylated cannabinoids, they will be effective any way you choose to consume them.
Hope it helps
Posted 11 March 2018 - 12:40 AM
Those temps are the 'optimum' temps vs times BUT you can decarb at lower temps but it takes longer for the process to occur. Here's 3 graphs that demonstrate temps relative to THC decarb
THCA-decarboxylation-730x549.jpg 67.05K 29 downloads Reaction temps THC-A to THC graph.jpg 10.11K 27 downloads THC content vs time optimum temps.jpg 14.43K 25 downloads
Edited by merl1n, 11 March 2018 - 12:46 AM.