The marijuana plant has at least 113 different cannabinoids that science has found, but the two that really take center stage are CBD and THC. THC is the psychoactive constituent of marijuana- it’s the stuff that gets you high. While CBD is non-psychoactive, it still plays some vital roles in how our bodies function following ingestion. Each of these cannabinoids play different roles in the body, well above and beyond just whether it gets you high or not. Both of these can be either naturally occurring, or synthetically produced. While science doesn’t have a clear picture about what all of the (113!) cannabinoids do in the body, research suggests that almost all of them play some sort of role. Which makes synthetic cannabis far less effective as it generally lacks all cannabinoids that aren’t THC or CBD.
And now the process:
What is Cannabis Oil?
The medicinal benefits of cannabis oil are given a double fist bump by the ease of consumption. Cannabis oil doesn’t have to be smoked, in fact many of its medicinal properties can be enjoyed by vaping or eating, so even people with lung or digestion issues have the ability to get in on its many benefits.
Rick Simpson is essentially The Godfather of home cannabis oil use. After learning a bit about the alleged medicinal uses of marijuana in mice, Rick began to create his own canna oil at home. He used this to successfully treat not only chronic pain issues following a head injury, but also skin cancer! Being fed up with the treatment that he received from the traditional medical community, especially after they completely shut down his self-reported success, Simpson learned to make the tincture at home. He also happily shares his story and his recipe with any interested parties.
Okay, schools out – back to canna oil. Cannabis oil has been found to have a number of different medicinal effects. Possibly the most promising is the research that is being done that suggests that canna oil can stop the growth of cancer cells. It may even help the body to destroy tumor cells, which is really catching people’s attention. Outside of its anti-tumor properties, Canna oil has also been shown to help with things like insomnia, eating disorders, seizures, inflammatory diseases, chronic pain, as well as promote heart health by reducing stress and lowering blood pressure.
In order to heat your cannabis in the right way so that it dissolves all of its cannabinoids in the oil, first you’ll need to fill the large pot with water and place the smaller pot, the one with the oil and cannabis, floating in the water in the larger pot. Boil the large pot.
Once the water is boiling, the cannabinoid-assimilation process has begun. This can be quite a slow process, taking a few hours, although it’s much faster than the first recipe. For the best possible results, we recommend continuing this process for two to three hours, mixing every now and then. In order to get perfect results, try and keep the temperature at a stable 100°C. You can use a kitchen thermometer for this purpose.
Once your cannabis is clean and all water has been extracted, you’ll need to place it in a small pot and add your virgin extra olive oil.
Let’s have a look at these two recipes that result in delicious, cannabinoid-ruch homemade cannabis oil.
Once you’ve made your oil, you’ll need to store it in a dark, cool area. This allows cannabinoids to stay 100% potent for much longer. We recommend keeping the main bottle in a dark place and using a small oil bottle for your food.
Before you start taking cannabis oil, whether it’s occasionally or daily, you will need to do a few tests to see how potent it is. We recommend trying out a couple of drops and waiting for a few hours to see if its effects are too soft or too hard. If it’s too potent you can add in ¼ of normal oil and shake well to mix it up. You can repeat this process as much as possible.
Everyone should be able to make the most of cannabis’s incredible properties without needing to smoke it. We’re going to show you how to make cannabis oil. Its properties may vary depending on the cannabis used to make it, which can be THC or CBD dominant. Either way, the recipe is the same.