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How to Decarboxylate Cannabis - Activate THC Decarb Cannabis

Updated: Feb 1, 2022

How to Decarboxylate Your Cannabis - Activate THC Decarb Cannabis Stoner Strategies Edibles

The decarboxylation aka (decarb) of cannabis is the process of activating the cannabinoids that include THC and other marijuana byproducts through the process of removing the carbon atoms from cannabis. In laments terms, you need to heat the cannabis to active its potency.  Once your buds are decarbed they are ready for extracting into butter, oil, or alcohol. It’s important to note that you do not want to let your buds bake over 220F.  If temperatures reach over 230F/110F, then the THC will denature into CBN making the cannabis less psychoactive and it will also cause sleepiness.

Kitchen Tools:

  • Oven

  • Sharp Grinder

  • An Oven Safe Dish

  • Aluminum Foil


  • 1 oz of cannabis


  1. Start by preheating your oven to 220F/110C. Due to variances that occur overtime to even the nicest of ovens please make sure to use a new or newer oven thermometer to ensure you are not exceeding 220F/110C.

  2. Next, grind the cannabis to the consistency of how you would grind your weed for a blunt or joint. You do not want the cannabis to be too fine or too coarse. 

  3. Spread the cannabis evenly onto an oven-safe dish. Seal tightly with the aluminum foil.

  4. Bake in the oven for 40 minutes at 220F.

*Please Note: the 40 minute bake time is based on using 1 single ounce of cannabis, if you are using 2 ounces of cannabis you will need to bake it for approximately 1 hour 20 minutes.

Cannabis Decarboxylation Equation

40 Minutes x Ounces of Cannabis Flower = Bake Time

Once the cannabis has finished baking, allow the oven dish to cool down completely BEFORE removing the oven.


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