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Decarboxylating Hemp- Convert CBDa to CBD

Hello I’m Chef Sky from Infuzed Cookin.   Welcome to my Colorado kitchen.

Today we are going to talk about- Decarboxylating Hemp- Convert CBDa to CBD

Decarboxylation is the first and most important step to convert CBDa to CBD. In this video you will find out why it’s important to decarboxylate Hemp Flower, what you will need from your kitchen and how to successfully decarboxylate cannabis shake and trim.

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Why it’s important to decarboxylate Hemp Flower

In order to get the benefits of THC or CBD you must activate cannabis through decarboxylation. Once the CBD in hemp has been activated anything you can make with THC can also be made with CBD. Take it a step further and mix THC and CBD to get the benefits of both.

Fact: Just like THCA, CBDA needs to be decarboxylated to make CBD. Just follow the same process when activating THC flower, concentrates, or rosin.

Chef’s Notes -In order to decarboxylate hemp flower at home, all you need is hemp, an oven set to 240 degrees, some parchment paper, a baking tray and aluminum foil.

What Will Need to Decarboxylate Hemp Flower

Kitchen Items:


Oven Thermometer (Used to verify oven temp) optional

Baking Tray (Rimmed)

Aluminum foil

Parchment paper


Hemp Flower 14 grams

How to Decarboxylate Hemp Flower

To maintain the highest levels of CBD potency, you should keep oven temperatures as close as possible to 240°F (160°C). Use an oven thermometer to double check the temperature within your oven.  The temperature on your dial may not represent the actual temperature within the oven.

Fact: It’s important to regulate temperature controls when decarboxylating cannabis. Heat is needed to decarboxylate, but extreme temperatures can destroy the THC and CBD contained in cannabis.

1. Pre-heat oven to 240°F (160°C).

2. Line a flat baking sheet or rimmed baking pan with parchment paper.

3. Do not grid hemp to a fine powder, doing this will put more plant material into the medium that you are infusing.

4. Spread your coarsely ground hemp evenly over the baking sheet or rimmed pan so that the heat distributes evenly, cover with foil.

Make sure the baking sheet or rimmed pan is the correct size so there is little or no empty space on the pan when you spread out your cannabis.

5. Bake the hemp at 240°F (160°C)-for 60 minutes to 90 minutes. This will activate the hemp and give it a roasted, nutty smell. (Try to minimize the times you open the oven to regulate the temperature.)

6. Remove from oven, let cool. Your hemp is ready to infuse.

7. Make sure to store the decarboxylated hemp in an airtight container in a cool, dark place.

Chefs Notes: Heating recommendation for THCA to THC decarboxylation is to bake the flower at 240° F for 40 minutes. Heating recommendation for CBDA to CBD decarboxylation is to bake the flower at 240°F for 60 to 90 minutes.

Final Note: Use a THC/CBD calculator and enter your numbers. Keep tract of these numbers and always label your final product so you are aware of how much you are taking per dose.

Thank you and Happy infusing…………..

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