By removing a carboxyl group from the original compound (CBDA), what’s left is decarbed CBD—“de” means to remove, while “carb” refers to carbon. Decarboxylation is the process of converting cannabinoids from raw to activated.
You can think of all the different cannabinoids inside hemp as an enormous family tree, all stemming from the precursor cannabinoid CBGA. As the plant grows, it undergoes various chemical changes. With each change, new cannabinoids develop, some change structure, and many disappear altogether.
How does decarboxylation work?
At its most basic, if you left hemp flowers outside in the sun, the heat would cause decarboxylation to occur over time. The same also applies if you heat hemp flowers with a flame—you would be converting CBDA to CBD. Obviously, in this example, it’s impossible to control the reaction, and excessive temperatures will destroy the cannabinoid altogether. For commercial production of CBD oils, decarboxylation is performed under controlled circumstances and carefully monitored.
To sum up, hemp contains vast amounts of CBDA, an acidic cannabinoid. Once it’s carefully extracted from plant material, CBDA is heated (decarboxylated) to become the CBD we know and love. CBD is the activated form, with a far greater influence over the endocannabinoid system.
Decarboxylation is a crucial step in the production of CBD oil, but what does it actually involve? Don’t worry if you’re not sure, as we’re going to discuss what it means to “decarb” and why this matters for CBD. Although the concept may sound alien, at its core, decarboxylation is very simple.
The rate at which cannabinoids decarboxylate is a function of heat and time. The hotter it is, the faster decarboxylation happens.
7 grams of cannabis (quarter ounce)
10% THC 13% CBD
7 g x 13% = 0.91 g CBD
0.91 x 1000 = 910 mg CBD
9.10 x 0.8 = 728 mg decarboxylated CBD
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How to Decarboxylate Cannabis
Decarboxylating THCA , which is not intoxicating, changes it into THC (aka The High Causer). If you want to experience the psychological and physiological uplift that cannabis flower is famous for, smoking or vaping cannabis readily decarboxylates the THCA into THC .
When the plant produces cannabinoids, they initially appear in their “acid” forms. Acid cannabinoids are sometimes referred to as “raw” cannabinoids. In the case of THC and CBD , these raw cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinolic acid ( THCA ) and cannabidiolic acid ( CBDA ), respectively.
Thus far, the vast majority of research — and public interest — has focused on the neutral forms of CBD and THC . But there’s also a burgeoning interest in potential therapeutic applications of acid cannabinoids. Here’s a glance at what medical scientists have learned thus far.
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