It’s time for some marijuana schooling. Today’s topic is, “Everything You Need To Know About Cannabis Oil”. Now, let’s start with the basics:
What Is Cannabis Oil?
Scientifically, cannabis oil is a thick, sticky substance made up of cannabinoids such as THC and CBD that are extracted from cannabis plants. This oil is obtained by separating the resins from cannabis flowers using a variety of solvent extraction methods, the most common being butane.
Often referred to as shatter, wax, hash oil or dabs, cannabis oil is the most potent and concentrated form of marijuana, and for that, it’s the most popular. Although they all share the same ingredient, these nicknames help differentiate the consistency and texture that are obtained from various processes. An example of this is shatter and wax. Shatter is known for its flawless, amber, glass transparency while wax takes a softer, opaque form. Both are derived from cannabis oil, but unlike shatter, wax is developed from agitation, or constantly disrupting molecules that will eventually form a solid, non-transparent oil.
Due to the oil’s strong super powers (not literally) and popularity, it is highly recommended to be cautious about where you get any cannabis oil extract. While your neighborhood drug dealer may be more convenient, it may not be the best decision. Depending on the producer, cannabis oil can have other contaminants with little to no THC or CBD involved. It’s better to purchase from a licensed dispensary, or if you still live under prohibition, to make your own oil or have someone trustworthy make your oil.
Cannabis Oil Uses
Now, I bet you’re wondering about the benefits of cannabis oil. Besides experiencing a mind-blowing high, cannabis oil is often linked to improving many medical conditions. Some of these conditions include: cancer, diabetes, gout, fibromyalgia, epilepsy, Crohn’s disease, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, anorexia, Doose syndrome, multiple sclerosis, adrenal disease, psoriasis, and treating alcohol abuse. That’s not all. Cannabis oil also possesses antioxidant properties, which are useful in treating and preventing age-related inflammatory and autoimmune diseases, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, HIV dementia and neurological damages caused by trauma or strokes.
Cannabis oil can also be used in many ways. It can be orally ingested, vaporized into the lungs, used as a suppository and even be mixed with creams for beauty treatments.
Several states are now considering or have passed bills to allow legalization of medical marijuana oil for patients who suffer from incurable and chronic conditions. Fifteen states currently allow the use of medical marijuana oil.