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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.

A Valentine’s Day Gift Guide For The Weed-Smoking Love In Your Life

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With these infusion kits from Ardent, all you need is an outlet, so you could technically make them in a hotel or at work or next to the dumpster in your apartment complex if that's where you are celebrating your love. We have mentioned Ardent's Nova, a decarboxylator, before because it is magic. You put your weed in and process it for consumption, while you avoid filling your home with cannabis odors like you would using the oven. Recently, they released infusion kits that allow you to also use the Nova in creating customized treats. There is a caramel kit...

The Best CBD Items You Can Buy Online

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Ardent recently launched three new Cannabis Infusion Kits, but the most notable is probably their latest—an Olive Oil Duo Infusion Kit. Since you're already adding EVOO to everything from your morning avo toast to delicious Greek salads, it's a seamless way of incorporating CBD into your everyday diet. According to Ardent, “the DIY kits pair perfectly with as little as half a gram of cannabis (CBD and/or THC, if it's legal where you live, choose your favorite strain) and Ardent's NOVA Lift—a first-of-its-kind, at-home device that fully activates your material (allowing you to reduce the amount of cannabis needed) using...

A BRIEF HISTORY OF 4/20

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How it came to be an international “holiday,” the best 4/20 gatherings in the world, and 13 products you need to celebrate properly.

Why People With Asthma Can Benefit From Edibles

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I decided to stop my daily routine of inhaling steroids and try using weed as my primary anti-asthma medicine. Traditionally, making edibles or other consumable forms of marijuana at home meant “decarbing” weed by cooking it until stinky in an oven at a precise temperature or arduously distilling the flower into butter or oil form before making brownies. Raw marijuana won't kill you if you eat it, but it won't get you high or release the majority of its medicinal compounds, either, in its naked acidic form

Review: Lift Decarb

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KnowTechie gives a positive review of the NOVA Lift by showing that it takes the guesswork out of the decarboxylation process, which is often tedious and inefficient.

Haute Box: 9 Must-Have Home Cannabis Appliances

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Leafly covers some of the top cannabis appliances for your home, which includes the NOVA decarboxylator. This allows patients to consume activated cannabis sublingually within minutes and is designed for use in edibles, extracts, and tinctures.

NowThisWeed Video

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This video covers the NOVA and how the decarboxylation activates your cannabis.

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