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Decarb Diaries: Skywalker Goo
Straight from the Ardent-verse, we've got a decarb demonstration to show you what the Skywalker Goo strain looks like before and after decarb, share some testing results, and show you how you can get the most out of every single gram. We started with 1 gram of Skywalker Goo flower, decarbed that in the Nova, and pulled out the decarbed sample. The starting flower had a potential for 17% THC, and with the Nova's precision decarb our decarbed flower has 17% THC. That means in one gram of flower there's 170 milligrams of active, ready-to-enjoy THC. That means in...
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Scientists Find Ancient Humans Used Weed 2,500 Years Ago, Too – The New York Times.
We all have favorite cannabis rituals: rolling a joint at the end of a long day, baking favorite edibles to share with friends or packing a bowl for two to share with a significant other. But the importance of cannabis in society didn't start with our peace-loving past generations. Researchers have discovered many strains of cannabis burned during mortuary rituals as early as 500 B.C. In fact, it turns out that our ancestors used cannabis for ritual, medical and recreational use regularly. Some believed cannabis use facilitated the body and the afterlife. We can only wonder how much faster they would have gotten there with a little ArdentActivated bud.
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How this Mass. company is helping to make marijuana edibles at home
The NOVA Decarboxylator, launched in beta form in January 2016, looks like a coffee thermos, and uses a heating core to provide consistent dry heat at the right levels for the right time to activate the entirety of THC in marijuana. Customers can then put a tiny bit of marijuana directly into anything, whether food or creams.
Shanel Lindsay: At the forefront of the marijuana business
Shanel Lindsay learned the hard way that infusing medical marijuana into edibles and ointments was difficult and time-consuming. The smell permeated the house to the point where neighbors could smell it, and there was no way to know if she had done it right. But a coffee thermos-looking device she created has helped streamline the process, and her company, Ardent LLC, is predicting to double its revenue this year, from over $1.2 million in 2017 to $2.5 million in 2018.
Want to Cook with Cannabis? Don’t Overlook This Essential Kitchen Tool
Gram for gram, getting high off edibles requires more weed than virtually any other kind of cannabis consumption. About 30 percent of available THC will find its way into your bloodstream when smoking a joint and up to 80 percent through a vape. Edibles? Only from 4 to 20 percent. This is why you get a decarboxylator, which, for the uninitiated, is like a super-precise countertop oven used to maximize the THC content in flower.
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