LEVO II comes with three settings: Activate, Dry and Infuse. Let’s dive in and understand a bit more about the Activate cycle, and where & when to use it.
Ever heard of decarboxylation? A quick Google search will uncover a plethora of articles on the subject, but simply stated, it activates certain botanical ingredients. If you’re cooking with flower, you’ll need to understand the two primary cannabinoid compounds in cannabis — THC and CBD. They’re generally inactive in raw cannabis and need to be activated through a process called “decarbing” (decarboxylation) before their effects can be felt.
Decarboxylation removes the acid, or the “A” molecule, from the THC-A and CBD-A, which happens by releasing a carbon atom from a carbon chain, leaving you with THC and CBD. This can only be achieved through heat and time. With the LEVO II, we recommend our default setting of 240F for 45 minutes. Simply pack your Herb Pod with your materials, set your Activate cycle and relax (remember: this is a dry cycle- no oil or butter should be added until you begin infusing!). Once finished, add your oil or butter to infuse.
Keep in mind, activating is optional. If you’d like to minimize the psychoactive component, skip the Activate cycle and go straight to Infuse.