Cannabis oil has been a hot topic of discussion for the past few years. The term really climbed to infamy after Dr. Sanjay Gupta reported on the magical effects of CBD oil in epileptic children. Now, it seems like every state apprehensive about implementing a comprehensive medical marijuana program has put into place a restrictive scheme that allows epilepsy patients to have access to low-THC cannabis oil. But the term cannabis oil is really just a basic description.
There are different types. Some are designed for cooking, while others are used to treat serious health conditions. What’s more, not all cannabis oil is non-intoxicating. Here is a quick run down.
Cannabis oil is an infusion of marijuana and cooking oil. It is dark green (almost brown) in appearance. This type of oil is generally produced using strains of marijuana that are packed with the psychoactive component of the plant known as THC.
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Cannabis oil is extremely versatile. It can be used to make medicated meals or topical solutions for the skin. The oil can be made easily in about an hour using a Magical Butter machine. But it can also be manufactured using basic household appliances.
Hemp oil is not something that can be made at home. It is produced through a process in which hemp seeds are pressed to obtain the oil. The finished product is packed with vitamins and it is commonly sold in health food stores as a dietary supplement. Only small traces of THC can be found in this product, so it cannot get the user high. Hemp oil is also multipurpose. It can be used in a variety of industrial products from lubricants to paints. But, unlike cannabis oil, it is not optimal for cooking.
Butane Hash Oil
Butane hash oil (BHO) is one of the most popular cannabis extracts. It is a solvent oil that is manufactured using oil and alcohol. It has a lighter color than regular cannabis oil and is sticky. A little dab will do you when it comes to using BHO. It allows the user to achieve a stronger high without much effort. Although BHO is relatively easy to make at home, it can be a dangerous process. Butane is highly flammable and has toxic fumes.
C02 oil is made for vaporizers. This extraction method ensures that all of the components of the cannabis plant stay intact – providing the user with the cleanest oil available on the market today. But this oil is not something that can be made in the average kitchen. It requires expensive equipment. What is most interesting about the process of producing C02 oil is the product can be fine-tuned. It can be made to pack a punch of THC or have no psychoactive effects whatsoever.
Rick Simpson Oil
Rick Simpson oil (RSO) can be used orally or topically. It was developed in the early 2000’s as a way to treat skin cancer. The manufacturing process behind this oil is simple, as well. All it takes is about an ounce of dried cannabis and some isopropyl alcohol and a couple of buckets. But, due to fumes and flammability, it can be dangerous to make.
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A man named Rick Simpson is responsible for the development of this product. It is also known as Phoenix Tears. On his website, Simpson says RSO can “cure or control cancer, MS, pain, diabetes, arthritis, asthma, infections, inflammation, blood pressure, depression, sleeping problems and just about any other medical issues that one can imagine.”
CBD oil is a powerful medicine. Although it does not have any stoned effects, it has a number of therapeutic benefits. In fact, this is the product most people are referencing when they talk about cannabis oil. You may have heard it called “Charlotte’s Web,” which is one of the most popular brands of CBD oil. It can be made using high quality oils, C02 or solvents. The most crucial aspect of the process is ensuring the use of marijuana high in CBD and low in THC. Although CBD oil can be made at home, it is typically purchased from a dispensary in legal medical marijuana states. When it comes to life saving medicine, it is best to leave it to the experts.