Cannabis Oil 101
Let us take a closer look at the sticky, THC and CBD-based substance that is known as cannabis oil. Scientifically, cannabis oil is a thick and sticky substance that is made from the cannabinoids THC and CBD which are extracted from cannabis plant. We are taking a closer look now to see exactly what the uses of cannabis oil are and how it affects the conventional view of marijuana. Cannabis oil and hemp seed oil are different – hemp seed oil is made, cold-pressed, from the seeds of the hemp plant. Find it in health shops as it is a known natural remedy for overall health. Real cannabis oil – also known as medical marijuana oil – comes from the buds of the female marijuana plant. The blend of THC and Cannibinnoids (CBD) oils ensure this oil as a medical therapy for complex diseases.
What is cannabis oil?
Cannabis oil is created by separating the resins from cannabis flowers using a variety of solvent extraction methods – most commonly the butane method. Often referred to as hash oil, shatter, wax and dabs, cannabis oil is the most powerful and concentrated form of cannabis which also makes it the most popular. While they all share the same ingredient, the given nicknames of the oils help differentiate between the consistency and texture that is obtained from various processes. A good example of this is shatter and wax.
While shatter is known for its clear amber glass-like transparency, wax takes a softer opaquer form. While both may derive from cannabis oil, wax is created from agitation, or regularly disrupting molecules that eventually form a more solid, non-transparent oil. Shatter is not made like this. Be careful where you purchase cannabis oil extract as the oil is very popular and has strong powers depending how you take it.
Your local drug dealer might be more convenient but he is far from the best decision. The oil could have other contaminants and little to no THC or CBD, depending on the produce. It is better to have a trustworthy and professional company provide you with the miracle oil.
What is it used for?
So, what are the benefits of cannabis oil and what is it used for? It is not all about the exhilarating high – cannabis oil is often related to improving and curing many serious medical conditions. These include cancer, fibromyalgia, diabetes, epilepsy, gout, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, glaucoma, migraines, anorexia, multiple sclerosis, Doose syndrome, adrenal disease, psoriasis and even alcoholism.
That is not all. The oil possesses antioxidant properties, useful in treating and preventing age-related autoimmune and inflammatory diseases, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, HIV dementia and repairing neurological damage caused by strokes or trauma.
How can you use Cannabis oil?
Cannabis oil can be ingested orally, used as a suppository, vaporized into the lungs, and even mixed into creams for beauty treatments to be ingested through the skin.
The oil may be technically illegal in South Africa, but several states in the US are considering, or pass bills allowing the legalization of medical marijuana oil for patients who are suffering from incurable and chronic conditions. Fifteen states in the US currently allow the use of medical marijuana oil – and we can assure you that it is just the start.