History of the Ardent Nova

The Ardent Nova is the ‘OG’ decarboxylator that started it all. Since 2016, our iconic device has paved the way for an entirely new, exciting, and enjoyable edible cannabis experience. In the years that have passed, a lot has changed... thousands of worldwide fans who were first introduced to decarboxylation thanks to the Nova, and we now also offer the Ardent FX device. We wanted to share a brief history of our flagship decarboxylator. Keep reading to learn more about why this device is so special.

How it Works

The Ardent Nova is a device for decarboxylation.

If you aren’t familiar with the term, decarboxylation is the process of applying heat and time to cannabis in order to activate THC. All the info you could ever need on the process can be found right here.

Believe it or not, the ‘decarbing’ of weed is something that people have been doing for thousands of years. Without it, we’d be stuck with no other option than to smoke cannabis for its medicinal and recreational benefits. Thanks to decarboxylation, different methods of consumption are possible.

Check out this article on our site to learn more about decarboxylation and some common misconceptions about the process.

What Can You Make With It?

One of the most common questions we get about the Ardent Nova is, of course, what do I make with it?

And the answer isn’t so simple because the sky’s the limit when it comes to decarboxylation.

A good place to start is with the Ardent Nova Infusion Guide. After you understand how the decarb process works, you can get started with making Cannabis-Infused Oil. This will upgrade your herb-infused treats to a whole new level of taste and bioavailability for maximum enjoyment!

If you’re ready to start infusing with the Ardent Nova, check out this sleeve to make the process as smooth as possible. If you’re a fan of cannabutter - this how-to guide shows you step-by-step about how it’s done with the Nova.

Featured in Forbes, VICELAND, Thrillist, and More

The Nova has received a great deal of publicity and love from the media!

For example, Forbes ran a profile on Ardent CEO & Founder, Shanel Lindsay. The feature details her journey from attorney to CEO starting with the invention of the Nova.

Thrillist did a similar piece on the story behind how Ardent (and the Nova) first came to be. In fact, this article led to the Nova being awarded Thrillist’s “The Get: Expert Picks” badge.

Gear Patrol offers a quick and easy endorsement for the Nova in this article, where they also explain why decarboxylation is so important for cannabis consumption.

Most notably, the Ardent Nova was tested out by the one and only 2 Chainz! Joined by Ardent CEO & Founder, Shanel Lindsay, the rapper learned all about the Ardent Nova on his VICELAND show and witnessed firsthand how it works. His reaction says it all! The entertaining video is not one to miss - you can see it, along with a demonstration of the Nova, right here.

Stellar 5-Star Reviews From Around the Web

Since its inception, the Ardent Nova has garnered an impressive collection of reviews.

To see what fellow enthusiasts are saying about the device, go here to read over 200+ reviews like this:


“Absolutely love this machine, saves me hours of time decarbing my full extract cannabis oil, and I know it’s done right. No babysitting literally set it and forget it.”

-Maria A.


“I Love my Ardent!!! It is wonderful to be able to decarb without any smell! I do go outside to open it once cooled, but it is great if you have close neighbors or a spouse/roommate that doesn’t like the smell. Small, easy to clean, the perfect kitchen aid for anyone making edibles. I think the end product is much stronger so I use less when making cookies. Great investment.”

-Janet S.


“I love my NOVA. It allows me to control what’s going into my infusions with MUCH more accuracy and efficiency than I was getting from previous old-school decarb methods. And last but not least, amazing customer support!”

-Schuylar A.

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