What is Cannabis Oil? What you Should Know

January 15, 2022by cannabunga
Cannabis oil is – just as it sounds – oil containing cannabis.
Many people confuse cannabis oil with CBD oil and think that this is the same thing, but the fact is that the differences between the two are greater than the similarities.
Cannabis oil is extracted from marijuana and can affect both your body and your mind when used. This is because cannabis oil contains THC – the substance in marijuana that gives the “high” that is experienced when using the substance.
THC works by affecting the body as it binds to so-called endocannabinoid receptors. CBD oil does this too, but with the difference that while CBD oil only gently activates these receptors, THC works instead by overloading them.
To use Wikipedia’s definition:

“Hash oil, also known as honey oil or cannabis oil, is an oleoresin obtained by the extraction of cannabis or hashish. It is a cannabis concentrate containing many of its resins and terpenes – in particular, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), cannabidiol (CBD), and other cannabinoids. There are various extraction methods, most involving a solvent, such as butane or ethanol. Hash oil is usually consumed by smoking, vaporizing or eating. Hash oil may be sold in cartridges used with pen vaporizers.”

Common effects of using THC include:
  • A slower responsiveness
  • Significantly increased appetite
  • Euphoric mood
  • Impaired coordination skills
  • Impaired memory – especially short-term memory
  • Changed mood

What is the difference between CBD and THC?

The most significant difference between these two is that THC can give you a high, while CBD does not give such a thing. However, both can affect your appetite as well as your mood. However, CBD gives a clearly milder change than THC, where under the influence of the latter you can experience both euphorias as well as a greatly increased appetite under the influence of THC.

Another difference between cannabis oil and CBD oil is that while cannabis oil always contains THC – albeit in varying amounts – CBD oil never contains a THC content above the legal level of 0.2%. The limit of 0.2% applies to Europe, in the US the same limit is 0.3%.

This means that cannabis oil is not legal to use in countries where THC/cannabis is not legal, as it is based on THC and always has a higher content of THC than the values ​​specified in the law that are today.

How is cannabis oil produced?

Cannabis oil is produced, as mentioned earlier, from the marijuana plant. The production process is in many ways similar to the process used in the production of CBD oil, but with the difference that while in the production of CBD oil, virtually all THC is extracted, it must instead remain in the cannabis oil.

To begin with, marijuana is harvested. Its cannabinoids are then extracted by various methods – the substances that bind to the endocannabinoid receptors, and thus the oils give their effect.

Then you add oil, and while the whole manufacturing process for CBD oil is very careful and strictly controlled, there is not the same control for cannabis oil. This means that it is difficult to know whether the product is of good quality or not. The level of THC is usually not controlled in cannabis oil, as the main thing is that it is present at all.

If you are unsure whether you have cannabis oil or CBD oil, it is easy to determine just by inspecting its appearance. The cannabis oil is always black, with a viscous consistency, while the CBD oil is more fluid and clear in color.

Cannabis oil is a brownish oily liquid obtained from hemp, which is dropped on tobacco and then smoked. Cannabis oil has the strongest form of THC and can have a powerful effect. The oil is produced by placing plant parts in solvents to obtain the THC content.

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