Extracted cannabis oil is the raw material that makes it possible to create a wide variety of cannabis products, including cannabis edibles, capsules, vapes, tinctures, beverages, dab oils, and more. Cannabis oil is also commonly taken raw and unprocessed as a high concentration way to capture the cannabis plant’s nutrients and cannabinoids.
Hemp and marijuana are both types of cannabis plants. That means that both hemp oil and marijuana oil are forms of cannabis oil. Despite being members of the same family of plants, marijuana and hemp have some important differences. To best understand the differences between the different types of cannabis oil, it helps to know more about the cannabis family of plants.
What is Cannabis Oil?
Medical Marijuana, Inc. is the industry leader when it comes to cannabis oil uses, creating a wide selection of products so that patients can choose a CBD oil product that best suits their individual needs. Our full-spectrum hemp oil products are made with high-quality CBD oil that was sourced from organic, natural hemp.
Hemp oil can then be taken on its own or infused into various different products including tinctures, liquids, capsules, topicals, vape oil, hair and skin care products, and more. CBD oil can also be purified through a filtration process that removes all excess plant material and compounds other than CBD to make a highly-concentrated CBD powder called isolate. Since hemp oil products contain only trace levels of THC, they are federally legal in the U.S. and in over 40 countries internationally.
The active compounds in cannabis can be extracted from the plant’s dry or fresh material. There are a number of different extraction techniques that we will detail below, including some that can be done at home.
Studies suggest that the medical use of marijuana may help treat the following conditions or help alleviate the following symptoms: (1)
CBD, scientists think, affects the brain because of the way it interacts with the neurological pathways that regulate serotonin, the hormone that regulates anxiety, pain, nausea, and appetite.
How Does Marijuana Affect the Body?
In addition to being a potentially powerful treatment for anxiety disorders, a growing body of research is suggesting that CBD may help treat symptoms of neurological disorders such as Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease . (11,12)
Another study, published in October 2014 in JAMA Internal Medicine, found that states with medical cannabis laws had a 24.8 percent lower annual overdose rate than states without such laws. (9)
This NASME report, one of the largest of its kind, looked at more than 10,000 studies published since 1999.