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CBD SNEAK PEEK

As you know, we have been working hard on our presale units. While we have been producing the next batch of units, we have also been busy testing and building additional data sets related to some of the most frequently asked questions. Top on the list is the operation of CBD during decarboxylation. While its commonly believed that CBDa requires a higher or longer temperature than THCa for optimal conversion, the situation is much more nuanced. CBDa can be quite volatile, and as we have shown you before, high temps can quickly degrade potential CBD. It is in fact possible to decarb CBD with the same parameters as THC. The determining factor in CBDa decarb is actually whether THCa is also present. Where THCa is present, even where CBDa is dominant, CBDa and THCa will decarb simultaneously and at the precision temps that work for conversion to THC. It is only where THCa is minimal or not present that CBDa may require longer (2 cycle) processing.

We will be releasing a full battery of testing and discussion related to this topic to the public, but wanted to provide you a first exclusive look. You can see in the results below a high CBD strain decarbed in 1 cycle in the unit. Notice that the starting sample (C17-CBD Bravo) shows the raw plant material, dried and cured. You can see in the second results (D17-1 CBD Bravo), there was full decarboxylation of the CBD and THC while retaining all of the potential CBD (19%) and THC (8%).

We have also begun working on the formulations for our capsules, sublinguals, and topicals and will invite you to have first access to those. There are so many exciting things in store over these next few months, we’re glad you’re a part of it and please stay tuned!

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    1. Hey there!

      The results if you decarb twice depend on the starting material of your flower!

      If the flower is CBD, the following information will help:

      All of our most current research about CBD so far can be found at

      http://www.ardentcannabis.com/education

      The determining factor in CBDa decarb is actually whether THCa is also present. Where THCa is present, even where CBDa is dominant, CBDa and THCa will decarb simultaneously and at the precision temps that work for conversion to THC. It is only where THCa is minimal or not present that CBDa may require longer (2 cycle) processing.

      If the flower is mostly THC, the following information should help:

      We find that some of our customers that are used to smoking or using ovens become quite accustomed to CBN rather then THC and notice the difference when this cannabinoid is less or not at all present.

      To achieve similar levels of CBN as smoking or the over heating of an oven would you would simply need to over-decarb your product on purpose. To do this you would run the flower through one cycle with the unit – let the unit fully cool – and then run another cycle again.

      The general idea is the more you overheat the higher levels of CBN and lower levels of THC you will achieve. We look forward to having more information on the exact levels at which the CBN rising and THC falls.

      Hope this helps and feel free to reach out with any further questions.

    1. Hi there,

      You will find a full article that goes into many of our first findings with CBD!

      https://ardentcannabis.com/cbd-sneak-peek/

      The determining factor in CBDa decarb is actually whether THCa is also present. Where THCa is present, even where CBDa is dominant, CBDa and THCa will decarb simultaneously and at the precision temps that work for conversion to THC. It is only where THCa is minimal or not present that CBDa may require longer (2 cycle in the Nova or A2 cycle in the FX) processing.

      This was really new information for many of our customers – So we made a video and about CBD activation and infusion along with testing results:

      http://www.ardentcannabis.com/easy-cbd-decarboxylation-and-infusion/

  1. I LOVE the decarboxylator. If my house were burning down, I’d save my animals and my Ardent decarboxylator before anything else. Thank you for this life changing devise. I micro dose and just eat tiny amounts when I need it. So easy now!

  2. “Get ready ladies and gentlemen it’s gonna be a bumpy ride” LOL What a great time to be alive the medicine that we knew back in the 60s and 70s has finally come to legalization and flourish in and the greatest way possible thank you so much. I used NOVA and the card and good base 1 g of flour ingested it. A half Oz of coconut-infused shaken and warm coffee delicious thank you sincerely, William

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