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I own a company that provides cannabis-infused edibles and baked goods to select California Medical Marijuana dispensaries, so I’ve learned a lot about what makes a good extraction through years of research, trial and error, and practice, practice, practice.

Raw (uncooked) cannabis can’t get you high. That’s because it contains cannabinoids in a carboxylic acid form (such as THC-A and CBD-A) that are not active if ingested orally when they’re raw. THC (the psychoactive cannabinoid responsible for the “high” people experience) and CBD (a cannabinoid that has significant medical effects) are released through a process called decarboxylation or “decarbing.” When cannabis is inhaled as smoke or vapor, the heat of the flame or vaporizer does the decarbing. So in order for ingested cannabis to have full effect, you must first decarboxylate it with heat. Low heat over an extended period of time works best to activate the cannabinoids; high heat will destroy them.

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