To Decarboxylate Hemp Flower

High CBD hemp plants

Decarboxylation happens naturally over time, with exposure to light and air for the high CBD hemp plant, just like with high THC cannabis. It also happens immediately as you smoke hemp. Below is a recipe to decarboxylate hemp, in order reap the benefits of CBD. It is actually achieved by the same method as converting THCA to THC, but with additional heating time required for CBDA to convert to CBD.

To decarboxylate hemp for CBD – The chemical process to remove a carboxylic acid and release carbon dioxide, which converts CBDA into CBD. This process can be done with rapidly with heat, and more slowly with exposure to air and light over time.

Two Easy Ways To Decarboxylate Hemp For CBD

..by the way, if you’re concerned about odor, the mason jar method produces the least amount of smell.

1. Using A Baking Dish, Oven Bag or Foil Pack

Supplies:

  • Fresh hemp flower or trim
  • Baking dish with lid to cover
    (you can also just use foil to make an oven pack or an oven bag)
  • Air tight container for storage
  • Timer
  • Grinder or food processor
A display of fresh hemp buds

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 245°F / 115°C
  2. Grind your hemp
    (or break apart by hand)
  3. Place your broken-up or ground hemp in the baking dish and cover it
    Alternate: place it on a sheet of foil and fold the edges around to make an oven foil pack or pace in oven bag and seal or tie it closed
  4. Bake for about 60 minutes
    The plant material should change to a light brownish color and crumble easily when it is done
  5. Remove from oven and allow jar to cool before opening
    You’ll waste some of the goods if you don’t wait

2. Using A Mason Jar

Supplies:

  • Fresh high CBD hemp flower or trim
  • Mason jar with lid
  • Timer
  • Grinder or food processor

Steps:

  1. Preheat oven to 240°F / 115°C
  2. Grind your hemp
    (or break apart by hand)
  3. Place your broken-up or ground plant material inside the mason jar and put the lid on
  4. Place mason jar in oven on its side directly on the rack or on a cookie sheet
  5. Bake for about 60 – 90 minutes
    The hemp should change to a brownish color and crumble easily when its done
  6. Remove from oven and allow jar to cool before opening
    You’ll waste some of the goods if you don’t wait

Congrats!

If you followed these steps, you should have activated your high CBD hemp. Try it out to see which method works best for you.

Use this link for how to decarboxylate cannabis for THC

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