Some potential uses for a cannabis oil extract would include adding it to food to make cannabis-infused pastries, applying it to gels for facial skin care, or directly taking it as-is with no cooking. Shatter is made when you make the butane solution using the same process described above. You can also make an alcohol-based hash oil, called hashish, using cannabis buds and water.
When most people think of alternative medical therapies, they think of herbs, such as ginger, Valerian, or chamomile. These are not actually considered herbs at all, but are instead derivatives of cannabis plants. It’s possible to take extracts from marijuana plants, but these are often in concentrated form and can be dangerous. Therefore, if you decide to try this route, you may want to look at other alternatives. Two of the most common alternative medical therapies that do not contain terpenes or other Cannabinoids are Acupressure and Muscle Relaxant Treatments.
If you’re looking for an over the counter treatment for your migraines, you might want to consider using a concentrate like hashish or oil. However, you must be careful about which product you buy and read the ingredients. The pure forms of these products may contain only trace amounts of Cannabinoids and Terpenes, so you’ll probably not experience any side effects. In fact, you should only consider an over the counter treatment for your migraines if you already taking prescription drugs for them, because the concentration of Terpenes and Cannabinoids in these products might not be enough to counteract the effect of the drugs.
If you’re looking for an alternative to smoking or ingesting pot, you might want to try an extracted form of cannabis. Extracts can be made in two different ways: through the simple method of heating the cannabis plants to dry them out and then extract the chemicals through a simple extraction process. When heating the plants, it’s important to keep in mind that Cannabinoid and Terpenes are very volatile and react with the heat. It is possible to make an extraction process that is efficient, but you have to be very careful with the process and the chemicals you choose.
Extracted oils are also produced by another method that is quite similar to smoking. During the distillation process, the plant matter can become infused with the terpenes and Cannabinoids. This process also produces a very potent oil that is not that easily absorbed. Some companies have taken advantage of this second extraction process and have created concentrated extracts that are more easily absorbed. These products can be marketed as being “medicated marijuana,” but you shouldn’t be fooled. Though they have fewer chemicals, these concentrated oils still contain a significant amount of Cannabinoids and Terpenes, so it is safe to use these in any way that is recommended by your doctor.
In order for an oil extractor to be effective, you need the right base material to provide the heat to evaporate the extracted materials. In the case of the first extraction methods mentioned, crude cannabis and hashish are typically heated to approximately 180 degrees Celsius, with an increase in temperature when adding more chemicals or organic solvents. But base materials for the second extraction methods are much harder to find. You might need to buy industrial equipment to extract the materials.