Cannabinoids are not water soluble which means you need fats or solvents to extract them. Before choosing the fat or oil you are going to use to extract consider how you will use the final product.
How much activated cannabis do I need? The dose calculator can be used to figure out how strong your extract is and how much you get per serving based on your recipe.
A good starting point is 5mg per serving. THC % would likely be between 10 and 20%, assume it to be on the high side so you don't underestimate the ratio of THC to oil.
There may be an easier way. Lately I'm seeing lots of sites and videos that skip the dry decarboxylation of the cannabis and instead decarb while extracting. For this Wet Decarboxylation method you need all of the same materials as you would for the mason jar extraction, however rather than using activated cannabis flower you will use 'fresh' non-decarboxylated buds.
Break up the flower into fairly small nugs and place in jar, then add your oil or butter. Place the closed jar into a pot of water that is simmering. Let it simmer for 2 hours then remove and strain. This method should work for butter, or oils like coconut, avocado, olive, etc, as well as other fatty materials that can stand up to the heat like sweet and condensed milk for deserts.
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