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Decarboxylation: What Is It and How to Do It

The old film stereotype always comes to mind when explaining decarboxylation. In the film, somebody eats a whole baggie of raw weed to stop officers from finding it. The inevitable gasps and wide eyes ensue, with somebody asking the now high person, “Did you just eat that whole bag?” This could not be farther from the truth. If you eat a bag of raw cannabis, you are unlikely to feel much, if anything at all.  What Is Decarboxylation? Raw cannabis flowers contain trichomes. Within these trichomes are all the plant’s cannabinoids, which, according to the U.S. National Library of Medicine, in their raw form, all have an extra carboxyl ring or group, or COOH, attached to their chain. For example, the trichomes of freshly harvested buds synthesize tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, or THCA, in abundance.  In a legal marketplace, a regulated one, dispensaries sell cannabis products that have labels on them, which …

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