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How To Make Edibles Without Infusing & Making Cannabutter

Thanks to Ardent, non-infusion options to make cannabis infused edibles do, in fact, exist. Here's everything you should know about them. Created with Ardent.

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We are just as surprised as you probably are right now. Making edibles without infusing, or without cannabutter? How is that possible? If you’re in search of alternatives, you’ve come to the right place. Thanks to Ardent, non-infusion options to make cannabis infused edibles do, in fact, exist.

Even though infusing butter, oil, or pretty much any carrier out there has been a long time standard for weed bakers and cooks alike, sometimes as a cook, you might be trying to stay away from certain ingredients, or you might be trying to make edibles in a much easier way without having to infuse oil or make cannabutter. Whatever your reason might be, up ahead you’ll get a glimpse of how you can do it; quickly and adeptly.

How To Do It

Most newbies think that getting high with edibles simply requires sprinkling some flower over a brownie and that’s it. The reality is that it’s literally impossible to get high from just eating raw ground weed. Cannabis is not like a psilocybin wild picked mushroom. Contrary to magic shrooms, cannabis actually has to go through a process that activates its psychoactive effects. That process is called “decarboxylation”.

Unless your weed has been decarboxylated correctly, its psychoactive effects will NOT be activated, whatever your method of intake is.

On the flip side, there is also a prevalent misconception that says that you MUST extract the psychoactive effects of cannabis into a carrier to make a psychoactive edible. This is also not correct. The thing is, we just didn’t have the tools that make this possible. 

With the Ardent FX Decarboxylator & Infuser you’re able to precisely decarboxylate your cannabis just right enough to activate the cannabinoids in it and press the button. 


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Once your cannabis has been activated, you can do anything you’d like with it, including sprinkle the ground flower on your finished meal. Yes! Like a garnish! You could also stir it into another mixture, mix it with a carrier oil like coconut or olive oil, mix it with flour, and more.

If you’re looking for recipes to try this with, Ardent has infusion-less recipes without making cannabutter or infused oil. Try out this Easy Cheesy Toast recipe for starters!

An Important Tip

Edible cannabis may benefit from being ingested with fats and carrier oils because they help carry cannabinoids through the digestive system and into the bloodstream. Hence the popularity of cannabutter and cannabis infused oils.

It might be a good idea then to cook high-fat meals or pair your newly decarbed batch of weed with a high-fat side dish. This could help the cannabinoids go through your digestive system unscathed and make it all the way to your bloodstream intact and faster.

What Exactly Is The Ardent Nova Decarboxylator & Infuser?

This nifty little device takes up a minimal amount of space in your cupboard since the unit is only 7.5” x 4”. The Ardent FX provides an all-in-one option to decarboxylate your weed, infuse carriers, bake, and melt. Before you keep buying finished edibles from brands that are charging you a premium, it might be a good idea to look into an option that allows you to craft your own edibles easily, mess-free, and in the comfort of your own home.

The good thing about the FX is that it doesn’t require you to be a dry herb enthusiast. Meaning, it works with flower, but it can also work on kief and concentrates. So if you’re into extract because you can’t really stand the taste of herb, Ardent’s got you.

The Nova is able to hold up to 1-ounce of flower and 5-ounces of kief at a time. If you feel that this is not much for your cannabis edible needs, then the Ardent FX might be the device you want to be looking into; a bigger version of the Nova (holds up to 4-ounces of flower) that provides 4 different settings for a full range of activation, infusion, melting, baking, and more. It’s also designed to be detachable for easy clean up, so expect no hassle.

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December 21, 2020
Written by Simón Cartagena
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