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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...

Ardent X Most Expensivest & 2 Chainz

In honor of our extra-special cannabis session with the one-and-only 2 Chainz, we are offering you some freebies so you can infuse just like him! Get a free Coconut Oil Infusion Kit and Ardent Tote Bag with any purchase over $50 when you use the code 2CHAINZ at checkout. The show might be called Most Expensivest, but the Nova really makes the most-affordablest edibles. Regardless of whether you're munching on some kief as-is like Miriam or feeling fancy with some Donkey's Milk Caramel s'mores like Shanel, you can make it all an edible and for a fraction of the price. *Looking...

Easy Coconut Oil Extraction/Infusion With Velvet Purp

We are so happy at the incredible response our community has had to our beloved Nova being able to infuse as well as decarb! In our exhaustive pursuit of cannabis knowledge, we continued testing and are ready to share our awesome organic coconut oil infusion results with you here. We love extracting into different oils and keeping our edibles as varied as our cravings, and one we always have on hand is the ever-versatile Coconut Oil. With so many natural benefits, this organic coconut oil is a household staple. Use it in food and lotion recipes - or just use...

Scientists Find Ancient Humans Used Weed 2,500 Years Ago, Too – The New York Times.

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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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Truth Hunters: Propylene Glycol vs. Vegetable Glycerin

THE BIG REVEAL: PG wins! Using PG resulted in over 90% infusion rate. VG didn't even come close, and had a very poor infusion rate at less than 10%. The simple decarb and infusion process: Place the decarbed cannabis and one ounce of PG into a tempered glass jar or our Concentrate and Infusion Sleeve. Put the jar back into the decarboxylator for a second cycle. The second cycle will pull the THC or CBD from the plant into the propylene glycol. When the process is complete, strain the plant material from the PG. The infused PG can then be used to...

Easy CBD Decarboxylation and Infusion

Ardent explains Easy CBD Decarboxylation and Infusion
THE BIG REVEAL: CBD dominant strains need either 1 or 2 cycles in your decarboxylator for full activation, depending on THC content. 1. What is CBD? CBD is a cannabinoid, just like THC, and it has a ton of health benefits. Unlike THC, CBD is non-intoxicating, which has helped its push into the mainstream and created a huge demand. You might even see CBD being sold at your local gas station or corner store! Although CBD is becoming more readily available, it is important to beware of fake CBD and CBD made in an industrial settings, both of which have...

How this Mass. company is helping to make marijuana edibles at home

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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

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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

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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.

Elevated Cinco de Mayo Frozen Margarita

Elevated Cinco de Mayo Frozen Margarita recipe
Ingredients 8 ounces silver tequila* 3 ounces orange liqueur 4 ounces fresh lime juice 1 oz Grand Marnier or Anejo Rum (as a float) 4 lime wheels 4 cups of ice *Use mezcal instead for a smoky flavor or OJ to make it non-alcoholic. Skip the float if you’re substituting. You’ll also need... 1 NOVA Lift 1 High-powered blender 1/4 gram starting material** **See our dosing guide so you can decide how much cannabis to add to your batch of margaritas. You’ll notice you don’t need much! Start low, around 10mg or less per serving. Warning: Mixing alcohol and cannabis...

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