Get the relief you need with the NOVA Decarb

From plant to medicine in one step


Decarboxylation is the process of converting converting raw cannabis into it's active bioavailable form. It's a critical step for patients who need relief via oral, sublingual or topical applications. 

The problem is decarbing cannabis at home isn't easy. There's a lot of confusing and inaccurate information online about what method to use, what time, what temp, and how to properly prepare your medicine before decarb. This is troubling for both patients and caregivers who need easy, consistent and accurate dosing with their medicine. 

How can we remove the stigma and promote cannabis as medicine if we can't dose accurately?

Hi, my name is Shanel Lindsay, founder and President of Ardent and for years I struggled to dose accurately with my medicine. I thought I was doing a good job with my homespun methods until I took my medicine to lab and realized I could be doing much better. Determined to find a solution, I decided to test all the methods people are currently using.

I learned it's virtually impossible to get a full decarb with these conventional appliances.

Every method I tried fell short. Fortunately I was blessed to work with MCR labs on the science and create a product that finally solves this grey area in the cannabis world.


Introducing the Nova Precision Decarboxylator

An accurate, hassle free decarb, for patients who can't smoke but are dying for relief. 

Decarbing with the Nova has changed how caregivers and patients administer their medicine. Now you can make anything with our super simple decarb machine.

  • Save MORE by maximizing and utilizing every bit of THC with a FULL decarb.
  • Feel like a Cannabis expert preparing your own medicine for oral, sublingual, and topical use.
  • No more worrying about toasting your bud in the oven.
  • Make strain specific edibles and taste the difference.
  • No more decarbing around your neighbors' schedule to avoid possible suspicion and judgment.
  • Easy to setup and use straight out of the box.

How it works

The NOVA is a precision decarb device for patients and users that want to make their own edibles/tinctures/etc. at home.

You simply place your flower/concentrate/kief in the NOVA, seal the lid, hit a button and in about an hour and 15min you've got a fully decarbed product.

Why does this work so much better?

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Here's what our early adopters are saying...

"I've been able to get off 500mg of opiates a day using medical cannabis and now that they've come up with the Nova, it just makes everything so much easier..."

Posted by Ardent Cannabis on Monday, February 1, 2016

“I have received mine and I tried a little test. I made some medicated cakes, some with herb decarbed with the Nova and some with no decarb. Everyone I have tried them so far have preferred the ones that used decarbed herb. I know very little about decarbing so I thought I'd get this machine and see what the hubbub was about it. Well I am now a fan of decarbing (as I do more research on what it is) and think this machine is worth it so far.”



"I received my Nova as a Mother’s Day gift and I’m amazed at how effective it is. No muss, no fuss, no SMELL - just perfectly decarbed flower that lasts longer than ever. 

I use medical cannabis for ptsd/insomnia. And now for the first time in 37 years, I’m sleeping through the night without relying on any of the more harmful psychiatric sleep medications that have been prescribed in my past. 

My sleep-freedom has been a long time coming, and now thanks to my Nova, I just sprinkle my medicine, like sprinkling fresh herbs, in some delicious applesauce, and let the relaxation begin!"
- East Lyme, CT



"I was pleasantly surprised to find how simple the Nova is. It's amazing how easy it is to setup and use straight out of the box.

No smell! As a habitual oven decarber, I've always had to time my decarb around my neighbors' schedule to avoid possible suspicion and judgment. I can see this as a huge selling point for many customers (specifically parents). I was only aware of this through testing and reading the last page of the user manual - may be worth communicating this specific product value in the sales channel.

I can actually taste the OG! Upon licking my spoon after emulsifying my chocolate ganache, I could actually taste the terpenes specific to my OG strain. Through oven decarb this taste is not nearly as pronounced. This tells me I have many more terpenes to look forward to enjoying :)"
- Chris T.



"After decarbing in an older oven, constantly monitoring and checking temps and such, the NOVA is a welcome, hassle-free, and consistently reliable unit. The bud comes out perfect for further use. Eat it, smoke it, vape it, or whatever suits your fancy.

 NOVA + Magic Butter = Best final product

I use my NOVA for decarbing before making tincture, baked goods, butter, oils - basically edibles which do not require propane/butane or such processing. As an Oregon medical marijuana patient, the NOVA has been a valuable asset. Pot costs too much (even @ medicinal rates) to waste. Ardent's upfront costs are quickly recovered as no product is damaged or wasted."
- L.F



"I love the Nova, I use it before I use my Magical Butter machine for oils and butter and have seen a huge potency increase in my edibles and salves "
- Chase



It's allowed me to medicate and live. Such a simple way to make cannabis edible. The Nova has changed my life. I could not find an easy way to consume. Making butter sounded so smelly, I could not risk preparing it with my 11 year old son living in the house. I've been mixing decarb into apple sauce and consuming two to three times a day. It seems that consuming about 1/3 tsp every four or so hours keeps my pain at a low, manageable level and my head is not too far off the ground. I didn't intend to get into a big story... I'm just hoping to meet up with you soon and purchase a nova. Thank you for fulfilling a need. Your product can be life changing :-)”   --Ladies really seem to like mixing it with the applesauce.  

"Having tried 4 different strains both before and after decarb, we feel that the effect is improved by all of them post-decarb. The effect seems plenty potent, but gentler and more complete (I know that’s a very vague word in this context, but that’s how it feels)."
- Francis



"I love mine. I've made edibles (brownies) again with the same herb, same amount (one batch was decarbed by Nova, one batch no decarb) and people commented they liked the decarbed batch better. The butter was both made with Magicalbutter. I was the only one who knew the difference. I have run this test 3 times and people preferred decarb edibles ( meaning I had people say "these are stronger than those or I ate one from there and had to sit down, etc)"



“Ok so yesterday I decarbed some crazy high OG I have and finally I understand the difference. 1-2 hits off a bong and your body is floating.  I’m going to throw the rest of my nug that I didn’t smoke into my smoothie and see what happens.”  Followup: “So about .3-.4 at 20% thc is the perfect amount for me with my smoothie. Drinking another one today lol”


Do you ship to Canada?

Yes. Select international shipping at checkout.

How long does it take to ship?

Allow 2-3weeks for delivery.

Does decarbing cannabis make it more potent when you go to smoke it?

Yes, it increases cannabinoid availability for smoking or vaping.

So it's a small oven that gets hot enough to decarb your flowers so you can eat them straight?

Yes, but unlike an oven it uses a perfect heating arc to decarb right every time. Flower is instantly edible and patients can make sublingual packs and topicals too.

How much can it decarb at a time?

1/4 to 1 ounce of flower (depending on the density of the bud) or 3-5oz of kief.

Do you need to break up the bud to expose more surface area to allow the inside of the nug to be decarbed as well?

The NOVA™ design maintains a decarb zone with precise, even heat distribution that surrounds and penetrates the buds, so in the plant material there's no need to disturb the buds prior to decarbing. If it's a particularly dense nug, you could break it down into a few smaller pieces but no need to crush and disturb trichomes by grinding.

How big is it?

7.5" x 4"

Can you decarb concentrate?

Yes, you'll want to put it in a silicone canister first. 

How long does it take to decarb?

A complete cycle with cool down is approx 1 hour 15 min.

How does it affect terpenes?

The NOVA™ uses the lowest possible temp for decarb while still maintaining the max amount of terps. The container is airtight preventing escape.