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at what temperature does marijuana burn?

does it burn by 420 degrees f or higher-what temperature (roughly) does marijuana burn at?

if i burnt it at 420 degrees f. then wouldnt that achieve the desired effect?

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Cannabis herb is burnt during smoking, temperatures of approx. 500-700°C being reached during this process.

Vaporization of cannabis, on the other hand, involves the herbal material being heated to a minimum of 185°C, this being the temperature from which THC (tetrahydrocannabinol – the main active ingredient in cannabis) evaporates from the herbal material and blends with air (i.e. being transformed into an inhalable form).

The Merck Index lists the boiling point of delta 1 Tetrahydrocannabinol as 200° C (392° F) 365° F appears optimal for vaporizing.

You may want to try 365/370/375 to see which temp your vap works best with.

(Saying you due to the fact that you asked this question meaning your probably getting into it).

does it burn by 420 degrees f or higher-what temperature (roughly) does marijuana burn at?

Temp THC burns, decarbs, and bonds?

Gamberro
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Gamberro
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Gamberro
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GoodbyeFreedom
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Medicated. so bear with me.

So if i put a but in the oven at 225 for 30 mins. ill get superstoned? lmao

Gamberro
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Medicated. so bear with me.

So if i put a but in the oven at 225 for 30 mins. ill get superstoned? lmao

mikejuwanna
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poplars
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I think those numbers regarding bonding to fat may be inaccurate. I’ve heard of it happening at much lower temperatures, as it is oil soluble. all heat does is speed up solubility and help melt the trichomb heads.

and decarboxylization happens at room temperature and up, the hotter you go the faster it happens..

what temperature THC degrades at would be a more interesting question. rather, does it degrade below or above vaporizing temp. if below, then you gotta be careful, if above, then you h ave nothing to worry about as long as you’re staying below the vaporizing temp.

Matt Rize
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gioua
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bingo. the same reason some recipes dont call for decarbing before you add it to the recipe it will get decarbed later

ipwnemos
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don’t heat your weed in an oven at 225F for any amount of time. at 215F thc will combust in the presence of oxygen. This is slow but, when warming up a vaporizer, it is not a bad place to start.

decarboxylation does not require any specific heat to occur. heat is only catalytic in the process. When thc decarboxylates, that means it is released from the carbon molecules(marijuana flower) and bonds, typically, to free-floating oxygen molecules. In other words, decarboxylating will reduce the potency of your weed.

When vaporizing start at 180F until then your finally get a fat cloud upon exhaling. This may take up to 15 minutes. raise up to 400F at regular intervals. Be sure to wait for the smoke to build back up in the chamber before going back at it.

when cooking, the range you are looking for is between 186F and 215F. When using most oils (I use olive oil and I know that this is the case) raising the temperature above 215F will have a toxic affect on your oil. Irreversible denaturation occurs and even more so thc will start to release into the atmosphere.

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YoungAndAmbitious
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ResidualFreedom
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so based on this, you are saying that when we bake cookies or brownies we r “burning” away most of the potency? how would you suggest altering cooking times to allow the lower temps? ie. cookies that should be cooked at 350 for 10-15 min. reduce temps to 250 and cook for a half hour maybe?

Thanks in advance..

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cannabineer
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The only way to boil THC at 315ºF would be in a very hard vacuum. I have distilled THC at 0.1mmHg, and it took 220-240ºC or north of 400ºF. Under that vacuum.

ten minutes at 110ºC will decarb THCA to THC. Smoking or vaping have high heat steps built in, and decarb proceeds. i would consider “decarbing weed for smoking boosts the high” to be an old wives’ tale. One old campaigner’s experience and opinion. cn

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BluJayz
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HI all,
I hate to dredge up something from the depths but after scouring google for two days I decided this is the closest I can get to uncovering what duration is required to bind THC to fat molecules.
Maybe someone knows now, a few years later? LOL

I can respond on the baking brownies at 350F. Its not an issue if you used a high fat to extract your THC. The THC is protected in the fat during cooking; some may be released but then trapped in the other materials inside.
(If your paranoid put tin fol over the brownies and create an airtight lid to trap escaping molecules. Be sure to let it cool before removing.)

Second a few interesting facts around the above comments: H20 boils at 212F
Coconut Oil burns (Smokes) at 280F (best oil to use)
THC boils off at 392F
at 222F decarboxylation becomes rapid
212F for several hours turn THC to CBN
decarboxylation is best when you titerate from 212F – 302
212F for 90min will strip the carboxyl of THC
Lecithin added to your oil makes the THC absorb in your system better/faster
chlorophyll and Terpenes are H20 soluble

That being said, i’m still very interested in what duration is required to bind THC to fat molecules.

Assuming you decarboxylase the meds in the oven below 392F. (Length of time not necessary for this exercise.)
You have now activated the THC without burning it off. Now to bind it to a fat, say coconut oil.
Coconut oil starts to smoke and will release THC at 280F; so idealistically we stay below that.
However we know that cooked meds at temperature of 212+ for several hours will turn THC to CBN. (Not ideal if we want the High)
At this point your flying blind without knowing what temperature THC binds to fat molecules.

Not satisfactory for someone who medicates to get from day to day.

Any nerds or chemists?

Gamberro
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Here is my process, which took me a few years to get to the point where I felt it was “perfect”.

Blend the cannabis into a mixture with the same consistency as wheat germ, then spread it out in a thin layer on a strong plate or a baking pan, cook in oven at 225º for twenty minutes. Next, remove from heat, put in the freezer for twenty minutes. Next, mix with solution, which I recommend either extra virgin coconut oil or SUPER-clarified butter (super, super, super clarified), pop that in the oven (if you trust your oven) at 325º as this gives 25º budge before you hit the vaporization point. I personally will then cook for about eighteen hours when doing a large batch (about a quarter pound of flowers or more), or just an hour or two for small personal batches.

Say whatever you want, but this has worked optimally for commercial batches, and I have done a massive amount of sampling to reach these steps as my go-to method.

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