What is decarboxylation?

Have you ever heard of decarboxylation? It’s a critical process when it comes to the consumption of some cannabinoids, including THCA.

Decarboxylation is the process of heating THCA to a specific temperature, which causes the removal of a carboxyl group and the conversion of THCA to Delta-9 THC. Delta-9 THC is the psychoactive compound in cannabis that is responsible for its euphoric effects. It is found in raw and live cannabis, but it is not psychoactive in its raw form. This is why decarboxylation is an important process when it comes to consuming THC and other cannabinoids that are not psychoactive in their raw form.

Did you know that the total THC content of a cannabis product is typically measured by adding the Delta-9 THC and THCA percentages and multiplying the sum by a conversion factor? This conversion factor accounts for the fact that THCA and THC are not equally psychoactive. The conversion factor used is typically around 0.877, which means that THCA is about 87.7% as psychoactive as THC.

At PhenomWell, we’re committed to offering a selection of top-shelf THCA strains for our customers. These strains contain less than .03% Delta-9 THC and are legal in states like North Carolina where hemp is legal as long as it contains less than .03% Delta-9 THC. We source our THCA strains from an indoor farm in Colorado that has spent a couple of years developing these excellent strains. Currently, we have the following THCA strains in stock:

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