There are a lot of YouTube videos on using your Instant Pot pressure cooker to decarb cannabis. Because it uses pressure, the Instant Pot can reach temperatures of 245 degrees F.
If you want to add CBG to your edibles or topicals you will need to decarb it first. This heat converts CBGA to CBG. What temperature should you use? For how long?
If you are interested in edibles there is one really easy way to get started. The easiest edibles are “firecrackers.” These consist of graham crackers, peanut butter and cannabis.
It’s easy to make a homemade hemp salve to help soothe your achy joints. I use it at night for arthritis pain in my hands.
Raw, unheated cannabis contains mostly CBDA and THCA. They are in an “acid form” and not available at THC or CBD to the body.
I’ll list three methods that can be used at home. Before you start you should decarb most or all of the plant material (unless you want to include some THCA and/or CBDA in the tincture).
The slow method:
Mix your flower or extract in a mason jar with high-proof alcohol (such as Everclear)
If you are making your own CBD oil you can tailor your blends of terpenes to include terpenes that are activating for morning use and terpenes that are sedating for evening use.
Broad-spectrum hemp oil is CBD isolate with terpenes and/or other cannabinoids added back in. There’s no THC so you are very unlikely to fail a drug test. Here’s how to make your own.