Updated: Feb 1
The decarboxylation aka (decarb) of CBD (cannabidiol) is the process of activating the cannabinoids by removing the carbon atoms from the plant. Once your buds are decarbed they are ready for creating butter, oils, and extractions. It’s important to note that you do not want to bake over 220F. If the CBD is baked at a higher temperature, you risk denaturing the CBD making it less effective. Right now, we’re going to go over the decarbing method using your oven.
An Oven Safe Dish
1 ounce CBD flower
Preheat oven to 220F. Due to variances that occur over time to even the nicest of ovens please make sure to use a new or newer oven thermometer to ensure you are not exceeding 220F.
Grind the CBD flower and remove stems/seeds if necessary.
Evenly spread ground CBD onto an oven-safe dish.
Seal tightly with aluminum foil.
Bake in the oven for 1 hour and 20 minutes @ 220F.
*Please Note: the 1 hour 20 minute bake time is based on using 1 single ounce of CBD flower. If you are using 2 ounces of CBD flower, you will need to bake it for approximately 2 hours 40 minutes.
The CBD Decarboxylation Equation
1 Hour 20 minutes x Ounces of CBD Flower = Bake Time
Once the flower has finished baking allow it to cool completely BEFORE removing the aluminum foil.
Your CBD is now completely decarboxylated, fully active, and ready to use in any type of recipe.