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THCV Strains

Posted by CANNASaver on Saturday, 18 September 2021 in Thc

Maybe you’ve heard of a nifty lil’ cannabinoid called THCV.  Perhaps it was from your cool smoker buddy who always is up on the newest type of dab, extract, edible, and exotic flower there is to offer.  Maybe it was from your crazy uncle Eddie at the family reunion while he was smoking a doobie of high THCV flower at the same time shouting at his overgrown rottweiler to get off the table and eating the snack platter that Gamgams put out for everyone to munch on.  Or, perhaps you’ve never heard of it at all and have no idea what you’re reading about and this article is going to go into. 

If so, then check out our helpful and informative blog about THCV Edibles.

What is THCV?

THCV is a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis. THCV is a cannabinoid.  THC and CBD are also cannabinoids.  While it is similar in chemical structure to THC or Tetrahydrocannabinol, the effects it can have on the body are much different.  THCV has a less psychoactive release in the brain than THC.  People who use THCV report having more energy, less appetite, and feeling less lethargic than consuming something with higher THC.  This is because the way our bodies are able to process cannabinoids is through our own Endocannabinoid system or (ECS). 

THCV, THC, and CBD all innervate with receptors in the ECS differently which produces the different reactions we have to consume them.  The ECS helps to regulate our physical and mental well-being, appetites, sleep schedules, and even hormones can be affected.

This article is going to walk through some of the top strains that have higher than average levels compared to other strains.  

Where Is THCV Found?

The origins of high THCV strains can be traced back to some OG landrace strains in Africa and surrounding areas. 

These strains are Sativa dominant and usually average at around 15%-23% THC as well. 

Sativas are known for giving more of a creative head high rather than a lethargic couch-lock that people associate with Indicas. 

People began to notice the differences between smoking different strains and started to seek out sources of the different types of highs.  Sativas became known as "the daytime smoke" because as many people say, it gives them energy, makes them feel more creative, and can do the opposite of munchies and help to curb an appetite.

Popular THCV Strains

Durban Poison

This is probably the most well-known strain on the list, or at least it was to us.  This strain is super Sativa dominant.  It is popular for a nice afternoon bong snap.  It gives off creativity and energy as for its main side effects.  It puts out a sweet and earthy aroma when smoked. Artists favor this strain for its highly Sativa effects.  It is usually round and chunky in bud structure and covered in trichomes giving it that frosty sugar-coated look.  This strain is one of our favorites down here at Cannasaver.

Pineapple Purps

Pineapple Purps is a strain that has grown in popularity over recent years. This strain has an average of 3:1 THC to THCV giving it highly psychoactive properties.  It has a sweet aroma that smells fruity and gives off a pineapple essence.  When smoked it tastes like sweet berry wine. It gives uplifting energetic effects when smoked and leaves you feeling with a head in the clouds high with bursts of energy.  This high THCV strain is used medically to treat anxiety, appetite loss, and mild cases of depression.  It possesses dark green leaves, slightly purple hairs, and is frosty with trichomes giving it a beautiful look and an even better smoke.

Power Plant

Power Plant is another African Sativa strain on our list.  This popular strain is a hybrid of Sativa and Indica with a split of around 65% Sativa and 35% Indica.   It has a higher than average amount of CBD making it a perfect blend of all different types of effects.  It will give you energy and also relax you.  Power Plant has light green leaves and a nice rich dusting of trichomes on the outer leaves.  This gives it a sweet and earthy aroma that tastes a bit like limes.  It’s known to give a clear-headed high with lots of energy.  

Red Congolese

With more people smoking cannabis now that it is recreationally legal in many states and medically legal in most of the states in the country, nonpsychoactive strains are at the top of people’s to-try lists.  This stain is no exception to that.  Red Congolese is a strain that gained popularity in California.  When grown it has an Indica like bushy structure but possesses the uplifting creative effects of a chronic Sativa.  It also has uplifting and creative effects when smoked or consumed.  It promotes mental clarity and has been used to help treat Alzheimer’s with promising results shown in this study.  This is a popular afternoon or wake-and-bake smoke for many people that struggle with nausea or tension.  

Doug’s Varin

This unique strain is known to suppress appetite due to its high levels of THCV.  It has been selectively bred over generations to gain the highly Sativa effects it gives.  It averages around 19% THC when tested.  It is a pure Sativa and boy does it smoke like one. Doug’s Varin gives off a piney, earthy smell.  It tastes like sweet citrus when smoked.  It usually flowers in 8-9 weeks making it a great choice for both indoor and outdoor growers. Along with appetite suppression, Doug’s Varin also is used to treat depression, muscle spasms, and stress. 

Thanks for checking out our blog on THCV weed strains. 

We hope you’ll go check out some of these strains at your local favorite dispensary soon!

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Can Edibles Go Bad?

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 20 June 2022 in Canna Blog

Have you ever reached for some leftover stored in your fridge and discovered that it has become… bad? Bad as in moldy, smelly, and just plain ‘Ewww’! 

Not only is spoiled food nasty looking and tasting, but it’s also potentially dangerous. Food poisoning, after all, is a thing.

And the cannabis and other ingredients an edible can start to expire. Weed itself loses potency over time. And it is hardly immune to getting moldy. 

If you eat your hash brownies or weed cookies right away, no worries. But if you want to keep some for later, what do you do? How long can they last? Is there a way to store cannabis cuisine so that it stays fresh longer? 

Inquiring minds always want to know. So, we shall explore the problem of expiring pot treats further. And we’ll come up with solutions to keep foods featuring cannabinoids fresh longer.

First, let’s find out why edibles can get icky over time.

Do Edibles Expire?

Stating the obvious, edibles are food. And food tends to go bad after a while. It loses flavor, loses nutrition, and sometimes grows fur. 

Consumables are made of dead plants and animals and those things will deteriorate. Yet, good storage can postpone the inevitable, maybe even for months in a freezer.

Trigger warning if you’re germophobic, but germs are everywhere. Molds and spoilage bacteria will get into your edibles. Because your food is also theirs. It’s a circle of life kind of thing.

An airtight container and refrigeration are tested ways to keep perishables good. But storage has its limits and consumables can lose flavor and dry out. In colder storage temps they can even get freezer-burned.

The biggest concern with any cannabis product is actually loss of potency. That includes edibles. Storage of any ganja stash should be in a cold, dark place. Sunlight and heat accelerate deterioration.

So, food loses flavor and cannabinoids lose efficacy. Since edibles are cannabinoid-infused cuisine, they can indeed go bad.

But does bad mean potentially harmful?

Can Expired Edibles Hurt You?

So, we’ve established that weedy treats are food. What’s the worst that can happen if you eat expired stoner snacks?

Any consumable substance, cannabis-infused or not, can become contaminated with bacteria. E-coli is one of the most common bacteria that can cause food poisoning. What’s so bad about food poisoning?  

Toxic organisms in the things we eat can cause sickness. You might experience symptoms like fever, stomach cramps, nausea, and vomiting. That can lead to a trip to an urgent care clinic or even the emergency room.

Extreme cases of food poisoning have led to death.

It may seem like excessive worrying, but spoiled food is nothing to shrug off.

Even if the eats aren’t yet poisonous, the cannabinoids contained in pot cuisine can lose potency. Talk about a major buzzkill, right?

That means reduced buzz and benefits. This means you have to eat more of it to get the same effects. That could lead to overeating and potential weight gain.

So, all this leads to our next question. What’s the lifetime of ganja goodies?

How Long Are Edibles Still Good?

Baked goods do have some shelf life. Lots of people have cookie jars, right? And your fridge likely has a few leftovers, hopefully, stored in airtight containers.

So, for infused foods what does that mean?

Manufactured marijuana fare may contain preservatives. Those are chemicals added to consumables to make them last longer. That is a consideration. It depends on whether it’s a dispensary-bought or homemade confection.

Homemade hash brownies, for instance, will likely last less long than manufactured ones.

As to how long 420-food stays fresh, that depends on the ingredients. 

Dairy products tend to last the least long, only a few days

Similarly, most beverages are best if consumed within a few days of opening. Many baked products can be good for weeks if they’re put away properly. 

Candies last forever, suckers more than chocolates. Cocoa confections lose flavor over time.

You can use your experience with non-infused fare to gauge how long edibles are indeed edible.

For the potency aspect of the pot, it can be 3-6 months before the ganja grub might begin to decline. Again, assuming storage in a cool, dark place.

Now, to keep cannabis cookery tasty and safe, what constitutes good storing practices?

How Do You Store Edibles For a Longer Shelf Life?

We’ve talked about airtight containers and placing them in a cool, dark place. 

For most people, that means some resealable plasticware in the fridge. 

However, that doesn’t mean that you have to refrigerate. Make sure your storage space is not overly warm. Also, try to limit sunlight. If you're mindful, you can keep food at room temperature for a few days.

For short-term storage, a zippered plastic baggie or plastic cling wrap can work. Those options can keep cannabis goods from spoilage for days. Plastic offers some protection against air and bacteria.

Anything longer than that and thicker, hard plastic is better. So, keeping storage containers on hand for weedy treats is wise.

And if there’s room in your fridge, that’s the place leftover edibles should go. The cold and dark keeps the cannabis from degrading. Also, bacteria work more slowly in the cold, so that should keep mold and bacteria at bay. This will work for up to several weeks.

Storing anything for more than a few days or a couple of weeks should involve the freezer. Sub-zero temps pretty much prevent fuzz from forming on your food. 

There is a downside. The longer you store stuff in the deep freeze, the greater the chance it can become freezer-burned.

420 foodstuffs aren’t meant to last forever. After all, you don’t get any benefit unless you eat them. But if you do need to store some for a while, there are ways to do so safely and efficiently.

Now you need some marijuana munchies to store. Or eat all at once. That’s your call.

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On June 26, 2018, Oklahomans voted overwhelmingly to pass State Question 788. This made the Sooner State the 30th state in the union to legalize a medical cannabis program. This historic event not only laid the groundwork to create the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority but created the framework that allows residents to become licensed to use medical marijuana. Ever since the formation of the medical program in Oklahoma, there has been a surge of interest in medical marijuana

Patients want to quickly get licensed and get into a legal dispensary to buy everything from flower by the ounce to concentrates & carts, and even Rick Simpson Oil. One of the most common concerns, however, is whether a physical ID card is needed to get into a dispensary. 

Since many patients are notified of their approval before the card actually arrives, they are understandably eager to get stocked up on their preferred products. We’re going to dig into just what you’ll need to be able to shop your local dispensary, and how to best take advantage of local offers and discounts.

Can You Go Into A Dispensary Without A Card In Oklahoma?

The short answer is no. 

You will need a physical, state-issued medical marijuana card in order to even enter a dispensary. In most cases, once you enter the dispensary you will be required to present your medical card and photo ID to be allowed entry to the main sales floor.

Additionally, the law requires that anyone in possession of marijuana or other cannabis products, for medical purposes, to have a medical card. This means that even if you could get into a dispensary and buy something without a card, you would still be breaking the law by not being licensed to possess the products. This is crucial if you are stopped by law enforcement while transporting your medicine home. 

How Can I Get A Medical Card In Oklahoma?

Even though you’ll need a medical card to get into any medical marijuana dispensary in the Sooner State, getting one isn’t complicated, and once you’ve got it you’ll be able to get the medicine and care you need. Here’s a quick rundown on the steps you’ll need to take to get legal.

Qualifying

There are some basic qualifications that you’ll need to meet before you can make an official application, but it’s generally quick and easy. First, you’ll need to be at least 18 years old, and be able to prove your identity. You’ll also need to include current, valid proof of Oklahoma residency, and a full-face color digital picture.

The final qualifier is that your application will also need to include a recommendation from a licensed physician, which is the step that most people dread. However, unlike the medical programs in many other states, Oklahoma has not legislated a specific list of conditions that qualify. There are even telehealth services that allow you to meet with a physician, virtually, to obtain the recommendation needed for your Oklahoma medical card. 

Application & Approval

Once you have the required documentation and your physician’s recommendation, you’ll need to submit the application to the Oklahoma Medical Marijuana Authority or OMMA. They are the governing body charged with approving and licensing all activities related to medical cannabis.

I’ve Got My Oklahoma Medical Card - Now What?

Once you’ve got your card in the mail, all that’s left is to shop for your meds. Many patients will visit a dispensary that same day, and probably spend more than they need to on their purchase. 

Before you head out, the best thing to do is browse the dispensary’s inventories, look for deals, and place your order. This way you can get the best price on what you want, and it can help avoid impulse buys that may or may not be economical. Below are some of the most popular medical marijuana categories.

Flower

Dried flower is one of the most popular ways to consume medical cannabis. Not only is there a wide variety of strains and effects available, but it is often one of the most cost-effective products. Many dispensaries offer deals for flower by the ounce.

Prerolls

Like flower, but don’t like the hassle of constantly grinding it and rolling your own? Skip the whole process with professional prerolls. Same medicine without the wait, and perfect for portability.

Concentrates

Concentrates, dabs, wax. Call it what you will, but cannabis extracts are one of the hottest ways to consume. You can get a robust dose in just one or two hits while getting a richer terpene profile for the best smell and taste you can imagine.

Carts

For the potency of concentrates with unmatched portability, vape carts are the way to go. Full of delicious terpenes, and some of the highest potency products available. 

Edibles

With many conditions, smoking or even vaping can prove too harsh or difficult. For more convenient dosing, edibles like gummies, candy, and even drinks can have you feeling better fast.

Clones & Seeds

Many people prefer to grow their own, putting their own love and care into their medicine. To keep your garden full to its limits, local dispensaries will also have clones and seeds. Find deals on the strains you love, and get your green thumb working. 

Things to Know About Medical Marijuana in Oklahoma

The Oklahoma medical marijuana industry is booming, and with a little effort and a license fee, any residents with qualifying conditions and a physician’s recommendation can begin shopping. The state is also ready to ask Oklahomans to vote on State Question 819, which if passed, will create a recreational marijuana market for the Sooner State in just two months. 

While many other states have been able to pass recreational legislation on top of previously-approved medical infrastructure, some have failed or have taken much longer to implement. With that in mind, you may want to get your medical card now so that you can avoid delays, as well as take advantage of the ongoing coupons and sales that many dispensaries have. 

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Garden Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted by CANNASaver on Thursday, 19 May 2022 in Canna Blog

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In order to grow strong, healthy plants, you must start with and maintain a clean, pest-free indoor grow area. Any buildup of trash or materials makes for a breeding ground for countless pests and organisms that are not a welcome sight in any grow room. While it is important to start with a clean grow room for best results, it is equally as important to maintain the sanitary nature throughout your grow cycle.

Before any plants are introduced into your grow room, you should perform a thorough cleaning and sanitization of your prospective grow area. While cleaning the area, keep an eye out for any cracks or crevices that may allow access, no matter how small, from the outside world. This access is enough to let in any organisms looking for a breeding ground to call home or a ray of light that could potentially cause your plant or plants to hermaphrodite. 

Once all dirt, dust and debris is cleaned up the area should be sterilized. While there are many methods and products out to facilitate the sterilization process, in the grow room we typically use bleach or hydrogen peroxide. While the space is empty, there is plenty of room to move around and access all areas that may not be accessible mid-grow, so bleach the ceilings, the walls and the floors before anything moves in. This will ensure you are starting your grow with a clean slate. 

Once you begin filling your room with plants, it is a good idea to maintain a regular cleaning schedule, as infestations are easier to control than they are to contain. Be sure that all dead plant matter is removed immediately, clean up any and all liquid spills, and avoid clutter as any dark corner is a breeding ground for many things. Also, regularly wipe down and/or clean hoods and ballasts, among all other electronics, with compressed air to keep them clean and operating at full capacity. It is also important to regularly check the filter on the air conditioning unit and any filtered equipment you use. 

Cleanliness is an ongoing task in a grow room and one of the most important, as failure to maintain your grow room could lead to epic infestations. As long as you develop and maintain a schedule, it will quickly become second nature, and your grow will surely thrive because of it. 

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Stoner Terms

Posted by CANNASaver on Friday, 15 April 2022 in Canna Blog

Being ‘lit’ has its own language. ‘Lit’, by the way, can mean feeling high as a kite to cannabis consumers.

Those who have been in the weed community for a while likely know the lingo. But for newbies, the terminology might be a bit confusing. Sure, you can smoke down without knowing the slang. However, understanding stoner terms has benefits.

If you’re puffing away with your pals, someone might toss out a stoner term. You can likely enjoy the conversation better if you understand what they’re saying.

Common Stoner Terms

Online articles, like this one, may use some insider words and phrases. Certainly, more knowledge can’t hurt your standing in cannabis culture.

So, let’s look at some important words and phrases commonly used by bud enthusiasts. Similar words are grouped together for simplicity.

420

This stoner term is probably one of the most famous. 420 started as the time of day some high school kids got together for an after-school smoke sesh back in the 1970s. It became code, well before legalization began, for smoking weed.

The date 4/20 has become an international high holiday of sorts for celebrating cannabis.

Thus, many dispensaries offer special 420 deals.

710

710 is ‘OIL’ written upside down. So, it’s code for dabbing some shatter or even taking a hit off your trusty vape pen. Basically, it’s the wax concentrates version of 420. 7/10 is also celebrated by the cannabis community.

To celebrate 7/10 you can sometimes get special discounts on concentrates and oil cartridges, too.

PreRoll

Blunt, Cone, Doobie, Fatty, Joint, Pinner, Pre-roll, Roach, Spliff...

While a few of these stoner terms have different meanings, all of the above are names for a cannabis "cigarette" if you will.

Joints and doobies are pretty much the same things. Learning how to roll a joint is something that is considered a rite of passage for many stoners.

Blunts are made using a hollowed-out cigar or a wrapper from one.

A pinner is a very small and thin joint, rolled tightly to conserve weed.

Pre-rolls are premade joints usually purchased from a provisioning center. Pre-rolls are made using cones.

Cones are papers that you just have to pour some flower into and pinch off the open end. These come with a cardboard filter on the narrower tip. Cones can be purchased so you can fill your own with the leaf of your choice.

A fatty is a thicker joint.

Roaches are the remnants of joints that have been smoked, but there’s still a small stub left. Some tokers save these for a rainy day when they are short on weed.

Finally, spliffs are joints that mix tobacco and cannabis.

Concentrates

Budder, Crumble, Hash, Live Resin, Oil Carts, Shatter, Wax Dabs

Concentrates are incredibly popular. That’s because they have high amounts of THC.

Leaf THC levels are around 15-30%, but waxes range around 80-90%. So, smoking concentrates has an attraction for anyone wanting stronger effects and benefits

There are many kinds of concentrates.

Budder is also known as BHO – butane hash oil. It has a soft, oily texture and is yellow in color.

Crumble is a brittle type of wax. It is a yellow-orange color with a dull finish.

An old-school concentrate is hash. Hash is pressed kief. Kief is a powdery substance coating marijuana leaf that is high in THC. Pressure and heat are used to make hash.

Vapers use cannabis oil carts. The cartridges are 510-threaded and filled with liquid marijuana concentrate. They screw onto vaporizer pens. Usually, the pen batteries work with the press of a single button.

Live resin is made from fresh, frozen marijuana plants. That preserves the potency of the terpenes and kief. It is usually dark yellow in color and sticky. It is best handled with a dab tool.

Shatter is a hard wax that is glassy. It is yellowish in color.

And, finally, wax dabs are a stoner term for all of the above.

Flower

Buds, Flower, Leaf, Nuggs...

Flower is like the "fruit" of the cannabis plant. These are where the cannabinoids are most concentrated.

They are normally sold in eighth, quarter, half-ounce, and full ounce quantities. The cost is per gram of weight.

Collectively, buds and nuggs are referred to as flower or leaf.

Stoner

Pothead, Stoner, Toker...

These labels all refer to someone who uses weed. Depending on who’s using the word, burnout or pothead could be considered negative. Those who are not in favor of weed use tend to use these terms to refer to users.

Stoner sometimes indicates someone who has used a lot of marijuana. They may appear dazed, as if they have been struck in the head with a rock.

The term toker comes from toking, or smoking marijuana.

Stoned

Buzzed, Couch-locked, Elevated, Fried, High, Toasted, Wasted...

It’s not news that pot has psychotropic effects. Feeling floaty is one of the reasons that people find marijuana enjoyable. However, there are also physical and psychological benefits.

But since the buzz is a big part of being a stoner, many words refer to it.

High is a pretty common description. Elevated is a bit fancier way to say the same thing.

Couch-locked means to be so high you can barely move from the furniture.

Fried, toasted, and wasted are all ways to say that someone is extremely high.

Edibles

Cannabutter, Hash Brownies, Weed Cookies

Cannabis can be "decarbed" and used in cooking. Decarbing means to heat plant matter so that it can be mixed into butter or oil, which is in turn used to make food.

Consumables made with activated cannabis are called edibles.

Cannabutter is what you call butter made with decarbed cannabis. It can be used in cooking just like regular butter.

Hash brownies are brownies made with cannabutter. They are a legendary staple of weed edibles.

Weed cookies are any cookies made with cannabis.

Cotton Mouth

Dry Mouth, Dry Eyes, Munchies...

There are some minor side effects to smoking ganja. The main attraction for many is euphoria. And there’s symptom relief for pain and stress. But there are a few downsides.

Cottonmouth is exactly what it sounds like. High THC cannabis can get you so very thirsty from toking. Your mouth feels as dry as cotton. Easily solved by drinking some water.

You will learn that eye drops can be essential. That’s because another consequence of cannabis use is dry eyes.

Fast food and weed have a historic alliance. Marijuana makes you have the munchies. Appetite stimulation is why some people smoke pot.

Weed

Ganja, Grass, Mary Jane, Pot...

It’s all marijuana.

Ganja is a Hindu word for weed.

The term "Grass" was used popularly in the 70s and refers to the grassy smell of cannabis.

"Pot" comes from the Spanish word "potiguaya."

It’s also popularly referred to as "Mary Jane," which looks and sounds similar to the word marijuana.

Toking ‘weed’ grows anywhere it’s warm, sunny, and wet like regular weeds do. So, it became known by that name.

This list is by no means every stoner term there is. But now you have a vocabulary that can help you converse within the cannabis community. And, if you’re into using and enjoying weed, then the cannabis community includes you!

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Decarbing Wax

Posted by CANNASaver on Monday, 25 April 2022 in Canna Blog

When it comes to cannabis cooking, most people likely think of using cannabis flower. Typically, you grind it up and "decarb" it in the oven. From there you can add it to food directly or make cannabutter.

But the same can be done with wax concentrates. You may have some extra laying around, not being dabbed. Before it gets old and loses potency, you can repurpose your wax.

With activated concentrates, you can make some powerful pot brownies or weed cookies.

But you may have questions about decarboxylation.

What is decarbing? We'll explain the process below.

Does your dab wax necessarily need decarbing? Usually, but not necessarily.

How do you decarb dab concentrates? It’s not hard, as we’ll show below.

And, before we go, you’ll see how you can save on concentrates for dabbing or decarbing.

What Is Weed Decarbing?

Raw weed and wax concentrates need to be activated. When smoking or dabbing, that is done with high heat. Either fire is put to ground leaf or a dab nail is heated for wax.

The purpose behind this is to chemically change the THCA in cannabis to THC. THCA is the chemical in pot plants. THC is the molecule that reacts with your body’s endocannabinoid system.

THC is what gets you high.

Eating raw weed or wax won’t really do anything for you. But when you heat that marijuana material, then it becomes psychoactive. Then you get the buzz and the benefits.

This works for all the cannabinoids in hemp or marijuana. CBD also has to be activated to be effective. Terpenes in plant material boost the effects of cannabis. They also benefit from heating.

All the best benefits from cannabis come from a chemical reaction that begins with heat.

Does Cannabis Wax Need to Be Decarbed?

Now, all this doesn’t mean that every weed product needs decarbing. Usually, it does, but some marijuana and hemp consumables come already decarbed. Some of them are manufactured that way.

Edibles are obviously made for eating and thus must be made with decarbed cannabis. Tinctures and isolates are also pre-activated for immediate use. Topicals also have usable cannabinoids as part of their ingredients.

Obviously, not everything can be used in making ganja goodies. But some products come decarbed for immediate oral or topical use.

Which ones are already active? Let’s see.

Waxes That Are Already Active

FECO, RSO, distillate, and CO2 oil all are already decarbed. That’s because they are cooked on high heat during their creation.

What are they?

FECO is full extract cannabis oil. It is similar to RSO. However, it uses grain alcohol or ethanol for extractions. Whereas RSO uses isopropyl rubbing alcohol.

Just like RSO, it is generally sold in syringes for dispensing sublingually. That means you put it in your mouth, under your tongue. Being activated, it absorbs through your mouth lining directly into your bloodstream.

RSO is more widely known. RSO is Rick Simpson Oil. This cannabis concentrate was devised by an engineer who used it to treat his own cancer. It too comes in a syringe for direct oral use.

Distillate is a liquid concentrate that is pure cannabinoid. There are both THC and CBD distillates.

Similarly, CO2 oil is a pure cannabinoid concentrate. It uses carbon dioxide in the extraction process.

Each of these can be taken orally. And they can all be added to foods directly and be effective.

Now, what about the waxes that do need to be thoroughly heated before using by mouth or in consumables?

Waxes That Require Decarbing

If the above waxes are the ones that can be used immediately in cooking or by eating, what waxes need decarbing? In short, all the other concentrates.

Which ones are they?

Shatter, wax, and budder all need to be activated before use. So do crumble, hash, rosin, and live resin.

Why? Because they are all made without much heating.

Shatter is a hard, glassy wax. It is made by soaking plants in butane and allowing the solvent to evaporate. Low heat sometimes is used to speed up evaporation. Regular wax is softer because of mixing in air during processing.

Budder gets whipped longer than wax but is made similarly.

Crumble is dryer than budder.

Rosin and hash are solvent-less concentrates. Both are made primarily by using pressure.

And live resin is unique in that it is made from raw versus processed plant material.

All of the above may use some heating in processing, but not enough for decarboxylation.

So, how are they decarbed for eating or cooking?

How To Decarb Wax

There are two ways to activate weed waxes for edible use. One uses an ordinary cookie sheet. The other way is to employ a water bath.

For the cookie sheet method, preheat your oven to 250 degrees F. Use a non-stick pan so you can easily remove your decarbed material.

  • Place the solid concentrate in the center and put the sheet pan in the oven for 45 minutes. The concentrate should be bubbling when removed from the oven.
  • Let it sit and cool for a while. Now it can be eaten, used to make cannabutter, or put directly into food.

The water bath method is just as easy.

  • You just put a Pyrex dish inside a pan of boiling water for 30 minutes.
  • Use a kitchen thermometer to make sure the temperature is at 250⁰ F.
  • Again cool, and then use as desired.

Some Final Thoughts on Decarbing Wax

Keep in mind when cooking with concentrates that they may have a strong plant taste and smell. You’ll want to try them with different foods to see how they may change the flavor.

Sweeter foods can somewhat disguise the weed flavor. That is why hash brownies and weed cookies are so popular.

Now you just need some wax concentrates to decarb. If you don’t have any lying around then you’ll have to buy some.

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