High Buys: NOVA Decarboxylator by Ardent Cannabis

A common way to decarb cannabis is to grind it up and bake it on low heat, but the NOVA from makes the process easier, cleaner and less smelly


If you’ve ever looked up recipes for edibles, you’ve probably come across the term “decarboxylation.” Basically, it’s the process of heating your weed to transform the non-psychoactive component THCA into the psychoactive THC. Some recipes say you can skip the decarb step, but your edibles won’t be as potent and you’ll have to use a lot more bud. 

A common way to decarb cannabis is to grind it up and bake it on low heat, but new contraptions like the NOVA from Ardent Cannabis make the process easier, cleaner and less smelly. Place up to one ounce of bud in the chamber and press the start button. The NOVA uses sensors and algorithms to ensure precise heating, and the entire cycle takes approximately an hour and a half. Unlike using an oven or double boiler, which stinks up your house, the NOVA locks in odours. Once done, sprinkle your bud onto food or make infused butters, oils or extracts. 

$260, Toronto Hemp Company (665 Yonge), torontohemp.com

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