Now that marijuana has been legalized in a few states, it is important to familiarize yourself with some of the different products that come from the cannabis plant. Smoking has been the preferred method with marijuana for decades, in recent years, there have been many more options that have revolutionized the way that marijuana is administered.
As of late, different oils have been extracted from the marijuana plant including cannabis oil. This oil is extracted from the flowers and upper leaves of the cannabis genus. Cannabis oil is considered an essential oil because the oil is isolated in the plant by physical means from steam distillation. The cannabis flowers and leaves are macerated in warm water that releases the essential oil that are bound through the enzymes. Cannabis oil contains very powerful monoterpenes and sesquiterpenes in its highly volatile, green liquid. The concentration of THC in cannabis oil typically runs about 80 percent
The most common way to use cannabis oil is through a vape pen. Using a vape pen instead of the old school methods of a joint or a bowl, can cut the carcinogens down by ninety percent. People that use vape pens have been shown to have fewer respiratory problems than to those who inhale smoke directly from the cannabis buds. Others means to using cannabis oil is by infusing the oil into an edible, capsule, spray, a lozenge, or using it topically on the skin on a specific area that is in pain.
Legalizing marijuana has been a controversy due to the THC that each plant contains. For some, the mind-altering THC that cannabis oil contains poses a problem in safety. With others, cannabis oil gives people the relief that they need for physical and mental issues that they have.
- Boosts appetite
- Eliminates headaches
- Improves sleep patterns
- Prevents cancer
- Relieves anxiety
- Relieves stress
- Relieves pain
Although no one has ever been reported to die from a cannabis overdose, there are side effects if too much is used. Besides the fact that someone that is ingesting THC is under the influence, using THC in excess can create paranoia, vomiting, sluggishness, nausea, and belligerence. Some products are not regulated which can provide a greater concentration than that of marijuana that was grown in years past. Today’s cannabis oil is much stronger which may give more adverse effects.
Overall, cannabis oil has been shown to be beneficial for an array of people for medicinal purposes. Others that use cannabis oil and have problems with substance abuse may create more harm than good when they are trying to stay sober.
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