Step 1 - Decarboxylate your cannabis buds
The cannabinoids that are present in trichomes of fresh marijuana strains have an extra carboxyl ring. Before being decarboxylated, cannabis plants contain THCA instead of THC. In its raw form, cannabis does have some medicinal benefits, but to gain the full essence of the plant in your oil. It would be best if you converted the THCA into THC through decarboxylation.
This process is essential for fresh cannabis strains that haven’t been vaped already; however, the stain is subjected to heat, and the extra carboxyl rings are already broken off if the strain is vaped. If you are extracting cannabis oil from new strains, you should bake it in the oven for about thirty minutes before you move toward extracting the oil.