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Cannabis oil is a concentrated substance made up of cannabinoids (such as THC and CBD) that are extracted from the leaves and flowers of the cannabis plant. It can be used in a variety of ways; it can be consumed orally, inhaled, or applied topically. The advantage of using cannabis oil over other forms of cannabis is that it provides a potent dose of cannabinoids without having to smoke or ingest the plant material.
Cannabis oil can be made in several ways; the most common is to extract it from the cannabis plant using either CO2 or ethanol. These methods usually produce a closed-loop extractor, which means that no additional solvents are necessary. Once the extraction process is complete, the oil can be purified and concentrated to increase its potency.
The resulting product can be consumed in several different ways; it can be taken orally by mouth, used topically on the skin, or inhaled using a vaporizer. Cannabis oil can also be added to food and beverages, or smoked in a joint or blunt.
The Benefits of Cannabis Oil
Cannabis oil is a potent natural remedy that has been used for centuries to treat a variety of afflictions. The oil is derived from the cannabis plant, also known as hemp. The plant contains more than 100 different chemical compounds, known as cannabinoids, that have a variety of effects on the human body.
It’s hard to say how many people have cancer. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2019, around 1.76 million people in the United States will be diagnosed with some form of cancer. Cannabis oil is commonly suggested as a treatment for pain, anxiety, and sleep issues due to its anti-inflammatory and Relaxing effects.
Cannabis oil has been shown to have potential pain-relieving properties. A study published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine in 2012 found that rats given CBD had reduced inflammation and pain response to surgical incision. Another study published in 2004 found that rats given CBD experienced less post-operative pain and swelling. Studies on humans have not yet been completed, but anecdotal evidence suggests that cannabis oil may be effective in relieving symptoms related to surgery, including pain and inflammation.
Cannabis oil has been shown to be effective in reducing anxiety in both animal and human studies. A 2012 study showed that CBD oil was able to reduce anxiety and help improve sleep in a group of young adults with social anxiety disorder. Another study from 2014 showed that CBD oil was able to reduce symptoms of social anxiety disorder in people with panic disorder.
Nausea is one of the most common side effects of cancer chemotherapy. Cannabis oil has been shown to be effective in reducing nausea and vomiting in cancer patients. A 2012 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology found that THC and CBD, two of the main compounds in cannabis oil, were effective in treating nausea and vomiting caused by cancer chemotherapy. In a 2014 review of studies, researchers found that cannabis oil was effective in reducing nausea and vomiting in cancer patients.
Cannabis oil is known to help regulate appetite. A study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology shows that CBD oil can help reduce hunger and improve feelings of fullness. In the study, 24 men were given 600mg of CBD oil or a placebo before eating a meal. The men who took the CBD oil felt fuller and ate less than those who took the placebo.
Cannabis oil is known for its anti-inflammatory properties, which can help with various conditions that cause chronic inflammation, such as Crohn’s disease and rheumatoid arthritis. Cannabis oil can also be used topically to treat inflammation of the skin, such as eczema and psoriasis.
How to Make Cannabis Oil
Cannabis oil is a potent concentrate that can be made from weed. It can offer many of the same medicinal benefits of smoking marijuana, but without the harmful side effects. Cannabis oil can be used to treat a wide variety of medical conditions, including cancer, Crohn’s disease, and chronic pain. In this article, we will show you how to make your own cannabis oil.
Decarboxylate the cannabis
If you want to make cannabis oil, the first step is to decarboxylate the cannabis. This process converts THCA into THC, which is the form of cannabis that gets you high. You can decarboxylate cannabis in afew different ways:
-Baking it in the oven: preheat your oven to 240 degrees Fahrenheit/115 degrees Celsius, and spread your ground cannabis evenly on a baking sheet. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring a few times throughout.
-Sous vide: fill a container with water and set your sous vide machine to 240 degrees Fahrenheit/115 degrees Celsius. Add your ground cannabis and let it cook for 2-3 hours.
-Slow cooker: set your slow cooker to “low” and add your ground cannabis. Cook for 6-8 hours, stirring occasionally.
Choose your solvent
There are a few solvents that can be used to make cannabis oil for vaporizers – most commonly, either Butane or CO2. Butane is a hydrocarbon, like propane, and is easily available in most hardware stores. CO2 is found in pressurized canisters and is what gives “sparkling water” its fizz. It’s also used in paintball guns. Either of these solvents will work fine to extract oil from cannabis.
What you don’t want to use is something highly flammable like gasoline, or something reactive like water (which will just turn to steam and carry away all your good stuff with it).
You also don’t want to use anything that will leave a residue, like alcohol – not only because it’s a waste of good medicine, but also because it can be dangerous to ingest residue left behind by some solvents.
Combine the cannabis and solvent
In order to make cannabis oil, you will need to combine the cannabis and the solvent. You will want to mix them together until the cannabis is completely saturated. Once the cannabis is fully saturated, you will need to let the mixture sit for a period of time. The amount of time you let it sit will depend on the type of solvent you are using. After the allotted time has passed, you will need to strain the mixture in order to remove the solvent.
Filter the cannabis oil
Pour the cannabis oil through a coffee filter or cheesecloth into a clean container. This will filter out any plant material and give you a pure cannabis oil.
Evaporate the solvent
Once you have your cannabis and solvent mixed together, it’s time to evaporate the solvent. This can be done by heating the mixture gently on a stovetop, or in a water bath. Be sure to use a heat-resistant container, as some solvents can catch fire when heated.
You’ll want to simmer the mixture until most of the solvent has evaporated off. You can tell when this happens because the mixture will start to turn a deeper green color and become very viscous, or thick. At this point, you can remove the mixture from the heat and let it cool slightly.
Store the cannabis oil
After decarboxylation and infusion, you’ll need to store your cannabis oil. Keep it in a cool, dark place like a cupboard or pantry. If you expose it to too much light or heat, it will degrade more quickly. You can also store cannabis oil in the refrigerator or freezer to make it last even longer. Just be sure to let it come back to room temperature before using it so that it doesn’t solidify.
Now that you know how to make cannabis oil, you can enjoy it in many different ways. You can use it as a cooking oil, add it to your favorite recipes, or simply take it straight. However you choose to consume it, cannabis oil is a potent medicine that can be used to treat a variety of ailments.