Decarboxylation, and what it does

What is decarboxylation? What does it do?

Decarboxylation is a simple process during which cannabis is treated with heat or it is aged to activate its psychoactive and relaxing effects. This process also happens naturally when cannabis dries and ages. That’s right – despite what you may have heard, raw cannabis doesn’t actually contain any psychoactive compounds. The psychoactive ingredient THC only activates when cannabis undergoes heat treatment or when it dries and ages, though it’s important to note that the decarboxylation effect is much stronger when heated rather than when aged. Continue reading “Decarboxylation, and what it does”