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Mar 17, 2016 8:14 AM

What Is Cannabis Oil and What Is Its Purpose?

Have you ever wondered what cannabis oil is and why it is so popular in the market? Read our article and discover the limitless potential of the product.

Cannabis oil is the plant's concentrate that looks like a sticky oily substance. It is a result of the cannabinoids' extraction from the plant. Essential oils are usually separated with the help of one or another solvent-based method. The concentration of CBD and THC in this substance is very high, which makes it the most potent marijuana product. Cannabis oil is also known as marijuana oil, full extract cannabis oil, CO2 oil, Rick Simpson oil, and many other terms.

Cannabis oil can be used for many purposes, including both medical treatment and recreational consumption. The range of its use is almost limitless. You can vaporize it to reach the happy high, you can use it orally as an admixture to all sorts of weed edibles, you can use it as a suppository or even apply topically. In terms of marijuana-infused edibles, this oil is the universal product that is convenient for making every edibles type. There are also many recipes for beauty treatment products that contain cannabis oil. As we see, the product is suitable for both internal and external uses. Rich in THC and CBD, vape oil is the most potent cannabis product that can save you a lot of money on weed. It is the most beneficial marijuana derivative. Due to its potent nature, you need to use less of it.

How Is It Made?

There are several ways of extracting cannabis oil from the plant. One of the most popular concentrates is called Butane Hash Oil (BHO) and has a solvent-based method of extraction. The combination of butane, heat, and vacuum remove cannabinoids from the plant. The resulted substance is then hardened and is called wax. The amount of THC in the plant if very high and can reach up to 90 percent.

Another popular method is called superficial fluid extraction. The result of this process is the most widespread oil on the market—CO 2 oil. The final substance looks like clear orange oil. It is extracted with the help of hydrocarbon solvents. This method is safer than the one with butane solvents, but it is also more expensive and requires professional equipment. It is the most suitable substance for vaporizers and is often added to weed edibles. The percentage of cannabinoids contained in the concentrate is also very high and can reach up to 75 percent.

All modern ways of oil extraction provide very pure and quality product if the process has been carried out according to all required norms and standards.

Medical Value

If used properly, cannabis oil can bring almost instant relief to the patients with various conditions. The popularity of this cannabis derivative is based upon the strength of the product. Rich in CBD, hemp oil is a potent remedy that can immediately remove such unpleasant symptoms as headaches, seizures, cramps, etc. The product can help people with such diseases as glaucoma, inflammatory bowel disease, fibromyalgia, diabetes, cancer, gout, Crohn's disease, arthritis, chronic pain, migraines, Dravet and Doose syndromes, and many other conditions. The plant's concentrate is also known for its antioxidant effects, which make it effective against autoimmune diseases. It can also be used as a neuroprotectant after various strokes and head traumas.

Though the standard ways of oil extraction result in a clear and quality product, buying the substance for medical purposes requires additional attention. Avoid most street dealers and buy the product only at the certified dispensaries.

Comments (1)
Mar 31, 2016 1:17 PM
I live in upstate NY and qualify for medical weed several times over including HIV. What is the safest way to get product? My zip is 12748. roger