Have you ever wondered why cannabis needs to be heated in order for you to feel the desired effects? The answer is decarboxylation. Raw cannabis contains cannabinoids THC-A and CBD- A, which need to go through a process called decarboxylation, that removes the carboxylic acid in order to convert the cannabinoids to THC and CBD.
When smoking cannabis, breaking it up makes the plant more manageable for smoking. It’s a part of the smoking process, and if you’re a regular in the lifestyle then you probably have your own way of breaking your herb up. Some do this process by hand, but many people purchase grinders to get more out of their weed.