So, what is cannabis oil? This is where things get really fuzzy. I’m sure you’ve seen the term “Cannabis oil” being thrown around the Internet the last few years. Heralded to cure everything from cancer to glaucoma, activists are using research and countless miracle testimonials to convince legislatures nationwide to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. One of the reasons why we’re hearing so much about Cannabis oil is because of Rick Simpson Oil.
In 2003 Rick utilized a homemade Cannabis concoction as a cure for skin cancer. He shared his success with his doctors and some cancer organizations, but no one paid attention to his story. His reaction is somewhat intriguing as he responded by growing his own plants and produced his own Cannabis extract, calling it “Cannabis oil.” Giving it away for free to people in need, he reports healing over 5,000 people with this medicine. You can check out his story on YouTube. The confusion enters the scene here because Rick didn’t make Cannabis oil, he made a Cannabis extract or an absolute. Big difference! Cannabis oil for sale Online, Buy High THC Cannabis Oil Online.
Technically-speaking, regardless if we’re talking about conventional “Cannabis oil” or CBD oil, both are extracts or absolutes, NOT essential oils.
So, referring to them as “oils” is misleading. Not to get too deep in Aromatherapy 101, but we need to clarify this a little… Essential oils today are manufactured primarily through steam distillation or expression (“cold-pressing”). Another technique is referred to as solvent extraction. The National Association for Holistic Aromatherapy explains the process this way: Cannabis oil for sale Online, Buy High THC Cannabis Oil Online.
“Some plant material is too fragile to be distilled and an alternative method must be employed. Solvent extraction is the use of solvents, such as petroleum ether, methanol, ethanol, or hexane, to extract the odoriferous lipophilic material from the plant. The solvent will also pull out the chlorophyll and other plant tissue, resulting in a highly colored or thick/viscous extract. The first product made via solvent extraction is known as a concrete. A concrete is the concentrated extract that contains the waxes and/or fats as well as the odoriferous material from the plant. The concrete is then mixed with alcohol, which serves to extract the aromatic principle of the material. The final product is known as an absolute.“