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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...

What is Decarboxylation? Why Does it Matter?

What Is Decarboxylation
A deceptively simple concept, executing proper decarboxylation is difficult even for professionals. Incorrect decarboxylation leads to hydroklized (burned off) cannabinoids, degraded THC to CBN, and/or fail to fully convert, all of which result in inferior medicine with wide variability in dosing and effectiveness. However, properly decarboxlyated cannabis has a number of benefits: THC activated directly into your cannabis flower Maximum THC potential per gram of cannabis Easy to create your own sublinguals, edibles, medicine and dose at home   What causes decarboxylation? Decarboxylation is a function of time, temperature and atmosphere. In its natural plant form, the cannabinoids, including THC, are...

EVOO Infusion with Velvet Purps

We took a gram of cannabis and made a potent Extra Virgin Olive Oil that can be used alone or as the base for so many different therapeutic, wellness, or entertainment purposes. Decarbed, this beautiful purple strain is 17.2% THC, which is 172 mg of THC in each gram. Infusing one gram of decarbed flower into EVOO gave us 160 mg into the ounce of oil!. Starting flower testing below on the left, finished oil on the right. [gallery columns="2" link="none" size="full" ids="18655,18656"] How we infuse: We took 1 gram of flower we decarbed in the Nova Lift, broke it up...

How to Decarboxylate Cannabis At Home

Are you new to the science of decarboxylation? Check-out our online guide to decarboxylation for an easy-to-read breakdown of all the basics.   How to Decarboxylate at Home Step One - Prepare Your Materials You can activate any cannabis product in the NOVA, whether you have flower, kief, or any other concentrate. Dense flower composed of solid nugs can be placed into the device as-is, while powdery ‘shakey’ flower, kief, and other related concentrates should be placed on parchment paper or a silicone container to keep them from sticking.   Step Two - Prepare the NOVA Slide the container back...

What We Learned From Infusing Oils and Testing THC Levels

How to Infuse Cannabis At Home
THE BIG REVEAL: You can infuse right in your decarboxylator, after completing the decarb step.  It's a simple process: Place the decarbed cannabis into a glass jar of butter or oil, or use our Concentrate and Infusion Sleeve for a perfect fit in your NOVA! Put the jar back into the decarboxylator for a second cycle. The second cycle will pull the THC from the plant into the oil. When the process is complete, strain the plant material from the oil. The infused butter or oil can then be used to make any cannabis product. Get our new organic coconut oil infusion kits here.     1....

Decarb Myths Debunked

DecarbMythsDebunked
    First, What is Decarboxylation? Decarb is a function of time, temp, and atmosphere. The process fully activates the THC in your cannabis to a much higher potency than traditional methods of consumption (i.e. smoking). However, it isn't as simple as sticking bud into an oven, toaster, crockpot, or even lighting it on fire. Fully activating without destroying valuable cannabinoids is a scientific and precise process. Done correctly, you get more out of cannabis and have infinite ways to use it. This is exactly why we developed a decarboxylator that encapsulates all of the science and transforms a complicated process...

Cannabis Dosage Guide – How to Accurately Measure THC Levels

Cannabis Dosing Guide
3 Ways to Find Out How Much THC Is In Your Weed 1. Get It Tested At A Lab The most accurate ways to know the chemical compounds present in your plant material is to send it away to be tested via HPLC. This time-intensive process can be done on as little of 0,1g of material of material. This is the testing procedure used by many cannabis producers, extractors, and manufacturers who must verify the content of their products before they are made available for sale. High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC) is a method of compound analysis which can identify and quantify the individual...

The Curious Case of CBGa (Testing Results) + Happy Independence Day!

Hi Ardent Family!We hope you have something fun or relaxing planned for the holiday. After our last message, we heard from a lot of you wanting to know more about the second aspect of the testing results we hinted at during our last message. Well, you know how much we love science, so lets get right to it! We randomly test decarboxylators that are out in the field, just to make sure that we are always delivering consistent quality to our patients. This discussion uses the results from two units tested earlier this month.THC ConversionPatient #1 - A sativa strain...

Oven Decarb Doesn’t Work! The Science Proves It

Here's why you might want a more accurate method... The solutions that currently exist for patients wishing to decarb all fall short of full THC activation. Not only are they complicated and labor intensive, they make accuracy all but impossible. The result is fluctuations in strength and potency of medicine that can have detrimental effects on patients.  Before discussing how patients can decarb right, it is important to understand why and how the other methods fail. What's wrong with the oven method? Preparing cannabis for medicinal purposes is a scientific process that should never be trusted to an oven. The...

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