After washing and pressing our starting material, but before bonding the resulting rosin with organic coconut oil (as covered in our previous IG post), we must decarb the rosin that we infuse into our gummies. Decarbing essentially is the process of converting thc-a which is non active to thc. The decarbing process must be completed before infusing any food with cannabis, so that the edible’s THC is active. This allows for it to be absorbed by our bodies’ endocannabinoid system when ingested!
To do this, we portion our rosin into tightly sealed and carefully prepared mason jars. We then partially submerge these jars in water that is kept at 180°F. This low temperature allows all of the rosin’s strain-specific cannabinoids and terpenes to be retained during this process. Do not try this at home though, because without the proper precautions being taken the jars can explode! The jars are then left to soak for 12-18 hours. As they warm up, the rosin’s THC-A slowly becomes activated and changes to THC which can be absorbed by our endocannabinoid systems when eaten and digested.