If you would like to make any type of edibles or tinctures from cannabis you must decarboxylate your cannabis first. In order for you to experience the psychoactive effects of the THC ( tetrahydrocannabinol ) in the cannabs. The decarboxylation process must be done.
For use in edibles the cannabis must be either heated, or converted by using fat or alcohol before baking of any kind occurs.
Convert Cannabis By Decarboxylation
Decarboxylation using fats such as butter, coconut oil or even bacon fat for use in recipes. Many types of alcohol can also be used to convert cannabis for edibles such as rum, gin, or vodka. The most popular way to convert cannabis is by using the dry cooking method. This is done in an oven or slow cooker and usually takes about 1 to 2 hrs.
Decarboxylation of cannabis also occurs by drying and curing cannabis over time. This will cause only a partial decarboxylation and the effects of the cannabis will be lower.
In order to decaboxylate cannabis at home you will need some parchment paper, a baking tray and your oven set to 220-235 degrees. Grind your cannabis and spread it thinly over the parchment paper and place it on your baking sheet. Bake the cannabis for 30-45 minutes or slightly longer if desired, and your cannabis will then be ready for cooking in edibles.
Included in this article is a video on how to convert cannabis: