Decarboxylated cannabis resins, uses thereof and methods of making same

  • US 10,143,706 B2
  • Filed: 06/29/2017
  • Issued: 12/04/2018
  • Est. Priority Date: 06/29/2016
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method of extracting and decarboxylating cannabinoids from cannabis, the method comprising:

  • (i) extracting cannabinoids by contacting the cannabis with a solvent, thereby forming a cannabis extract,(ii) decarboxylating the cannabinoids in the cannabis extract by subjecting the cannabis extract to microwaves at a temperature of about 100°

    C.-200°

    C. in a sealed container for a time period sufficient to form the corresponding decarboxylated cannabinoids in the cannabis extract, and(iii) removing the solvent from the cannabis extract, thereby producing a cannabis resin;

    wherein the decarboxylated cannabinoids in the cannabis resin are then subjected to winterization, and wherein the solvent is selected from the group consisting of 80%-100% ethanol, ethylene glycol, isopropanol, and combinations thereof.

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