Cannabis oil, which is sometimes referred to as marijuana oil, is made from the resin of the female marijuana plant. It is a very concentrated form of cannabis and more potent than the plant in its original form. Some types of cannabis oil have psychoactive effects, which gives the sensation of feeling “high”. Other types, however, are produced strictly for medicinal purposes and don’t create the sensation of being intoxicated.
Cannabis Oil Compounds:
The psychological and physical effects of marijuana are primarily due to the chemicals it contains called Cannabinoids. Although there are at least 85 known cannabinoids in cannabis that are currently scientifically recognized, the two most well known are THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol); which are primarily responsible for most of the effects of cannabis. THC is the psychoactive component that causes the psychological effects that is most often associated with cannabis- in other words, the feeling of being “stoned”. CBD, on the other hand, is non-psychoactive and is credited with a wide variety of medicinal effects on its own.
In medicinal cannabis oil, much of the THC is often removed so that the CBD is most prominent compound being utilized to treat certain medical conditions. Most oils contain little to no THC , although, certain blends, or hybrids, can be created that contain varying ratios of both THC and CBD. Cannabidiol oil (CBD) is a term used to refer to any oil that has cannabidiol as the primary ingredient. Many people may not know that hemp oil is actually different from cannabis oil. Hemp oil is made by extracting oil from hemp seeds and also does not contain THC. It’s typically used in beauty, body care, paper and even clothing products. However, hemp has zero medicinal value and gives no effect when smoked or ingested.
Although it’s been used for millennia as a form of treatment for a variety of maladies, the past couple of decades has provided medical and scientific studies that back up the medicinal value of cannabis. These studies typically use cannabis oil rather than traditional leaf marijuana that is ingested through smoking. It’s easier to administer and simpler to control dosage.
Cannabis Oil as a Medication:
Cannabis oil can be consumed in various ways, such as orally, vaporized and inhaled, applied topically, or even taken as a suppository. It can be mixed with other creams or treatments for external uses as well. This oil is currently being used in legal medical marijuana states to treat ailments of all sorts. Some of the medical conditions treated through the use of cannabis oil include, but are not limited to:
- – Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- – Asthma
- – Arthritis
- – Insomnia/Sleep Disorders
- – Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
- – Chronic Pain
- – And much more…
It has also been linked to heart health and is credited with alleviating the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, reducing tremors and bodily shaking and promoting more fluid muscle motion.
One of the most promising features that cannabis oil presents is the ability to help those suffering from various forms of cancers. Research has shed light on the capabilities of this oil for providing pain relief to cancer patients and creating an appetite that is often lost during chemotherapy and other cancer treatments. In addition, cannabinoids have even been found to attack cancer cells and retard the progression of the disease.
Cannabis oil is a highly versatile treatment option that can work wonders for those suffering from a given medical illness. As previously stated, it targets specific medical symptoms depending on the ratio of THC and CBD, so if you believe you could benefit from cannabis oil, talk to one of our dispensary professionals. They can help you choose the proper type of oil that can help you live the highest quality of life possible.
In Good Health is one of only two dispensaries that provides delivery services to patients in the state of Massachusetts. We know for certain patients, obtaining their medication isn’t always easy, so it is our pleasure to ease part of the stress!