While THC is listed at 157 Celsius, the fact is that both will sublimate off at a lower temperature." Water boils at a consistent 100C. Allowing your cannabis to reach any higher temperatures risks a certain percentage of it boiling away and being lost. BTW - I'm not sure why people keep recommending decarbing your bud. The entourage effect - the combined curative properties of cannabinoids, terpenoids and flavenoids - is entirely obliterated during decarboxilation, due to the volatile nature of terps and flavs. Curing the bud for at least a month naturally decarbs it without the loss of all those important elements.Extraction with 94% alcohol then preserves the much of the goodness and character of the original bud.
Decarbing turns it into a generic product without any distinctiveness other that its cannabinoid ratios. No, just more potent depending on THC content and serving sizes of the edibles. On so this is the first time I have ever made coconut oil infused cannabis and I have a few questions: 1. How do I reheat it to make it from a solid to a liquid so that I can cook more and not lose potency? Wasted 1/2 of some premo medicine and can't re up my prescription. I've made edibles with butter countless times and never had a problem as long as I added water to the butter and bud mixture. Since I never used coconut oil I thought it might be different so I followed these instructions. Wish I had just used my tried and true method instead :-( Reply 2 months ago.
This will be my 2and time using this recipe but only different is the bud&trim are fresh out the garden. but was 1st time making it with coconut oil..I used my slow cooker and had no issues. :-) the pic is the 1st batch :-) Reply 2 months ago. The coconut oil will harden making it a simple matter to separate the two. My advice is to NEVER make this oil without also adding enough water so that everything simmers at 100C. I use a large pot, half full with water, two pounds of coco oil and as much crumbled leaf as I have hanging around. Anything that has completely dried does not require decarbing. Can fresh bud/trimmings be used to make infused coconut oil? Legal issues aside, make sure you use a *low* THC plant. It's the THC that causes the various mental harms of cannabis (one in four cases of psychosis are caused by high-THC cannabis). The substance that is being investigated for various medical benefits is the CBD (cannabidiol), which shows promise as an epilepsy treatment, to ease the pain of cancer, treatment of psychotic conditions and even to address autism. In truth, CBD "sands down" the rough edges of a THC high, making it much easier to tolerate. Studies from England have determined that in high concentrations, CBD is as effective an anti-psychotic as pharmaceutical equivalents, with zero side effects. This strongly suggests that part of the role CBD plays is as a "yang" to THC's "yin". THC has many advantageous effects in my health regimen. Most specifically for some forms of pain CBD simply doesn't touch. And yet, I am sensitive to THC, suffering from such severe panic attacks that I've rushed to the hospital, on more than one occasion. Since I started using CBD dominant strains, or 50:50 strains, I have been entirely free of panic attacks. I no longer concern myself with how high THC levels might be, as long as I have enough CBD in my system. The BBC is not a credible source for discussions of this nature. While CBD is the star in regards to medical cannabis, THC can also be very therapeutic - it can allow patients to get the rest they need, reduce their pain and it can also increases appetite. I don't believe THC should be entirely ruled out due to the recent study ( http://www.thelancet.com/pb/assets/raw/Lancet/pdfs. I can't say that article is very balanced - they have most of the science right but the some of language they have used is fairly incendiary and fear-mongering. There is definitely a real risk for a very small percentage of the population for "psychosis" - but I think the articles blow it out of proportion in an effort to scare folks. It's important to note that the 15% THC "skunk" is actually not out of the ordinary.
That's about average for most of the medical-grade cannabis that's grown. Now that it's becoming more popular for its medical benefits it's easier to find it being grown in proper conditions and not just fast and for-profit, which is where the low THC cannabis was overwhelmingly coming from. That said, the risks and issues with cannabis are very important to talk about. It's important to let folks know about the benefits and risks associated with medicating with and consuming cannabis. With constantly changing information and conflicting media reports it can all be a bit overwhelming sometimes.
As your link shows, occasional use of high-THC skunk triples the risk of psychosis, regular use increases it to five time that of the non-using population. "19.3% of psychotic disorders in the study population were attributable to exposure to daily cannabis use" . In the study area, the most common form of cannabis used was high-THC with negligible CBD content. Statistical bet-hedging aside, the results of the study clearly show that " skunk use alone was responsible for 24% of those adults presenting with first-episode psychosis to the psychiatric services in south London." Previous [anecdotal] claims of being able to smoke cannabis on a daily basis without psychotic events are due to the forms of cannabis available in the 1960s-1970s were relatively low in THC, with approximately-equal quantities quantities of CBD; "experimental studies show that THC induces psychotic symptoms, while cannabidiol ameliorates them and reduces anxiety." "Our findings show the importance of raising public awareness of the risk associated with use of high-potency cannabis (panel), especially when such varieties of cannabis are becoming more available.