THE DIFFERENT KINDS OF CANNABIS OILS

CANNABIS ESSENTIAL OILS & CANNABIS OIL - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

CANNABIS ESSENTIAL OILS & CANNABIS OIL - WHAT'S THE DIFFERENCE?

 Cannabis essential oil are the lighter and volatile oils that give cannabis its scent.  The essential oils are extracted from cannabis flowers.  The extracted essential oils typically contain little of the heavier oils and cannabinoids such as THC and CBD.  However, in whole plant extracts, the essential oils may be added to the heavier fraction which includes the fatty acids and cannabinoids, to produce perhaps the best all round cannabis product of all.

Cannabis Essential Oil can be used in aromatherapy, taken sublingually, transdermally or by vape.  It has a wide scope of applications applicable to a myriad of illnesses and conditions.  As mentioned previously, cannabis essential oil differs from cannabis oil in that it contains lighter, fragrant terpenes.  Cannabis essential oil is an especially unusual in that it contains dozens or medicinal compounds.  More than 200 different compounds have been identified in its essential and heavy oils.  

Through selective breeding, growers have manipulated and multiplied the concentration of various ingredients to produce plants with high CBD or THC or a skunky smell and so on.  The process of selective breeding, and sourcing the world for landraces -wild cannabis plants - with many differing qualities has led to the availability of a great variety of cannabis essential oils.

 

Conditions and symptoms treatable with Cannabis Essential Oil include: Anxiety & Stress, Sleep, Appetite, Pain, Cancer, Heart, Skin Care, Glaucoma, Headaches, and more.


 

TYPES OF CANNABIS OILS - SUMMARY

 

HEMP OIL - Contains cannabinoids, such as CBD, but very little THC, fatty acids and terpenes.  Hemp oil cannot get you high.

CANNABIS OIL - Contains mostly THC and or CBD and small amounts of fatty acids, terpenes and other components.  This is a highly potent recreational and medical use substance.

CANNABIS ESSENTIAL OIL - The light volatile and semi-volatile components - many kinds of terpenes and light hydrocarbons found from cannabis flowers.

CANNABIS ESSENTIAL OIL COMBINED WITH CANNABIS OIL - Cannabis essential oils are the finest of the oils, and contain significant concentrations of cannabinoids, THC, and or CBD and fragrant terpenes, plus other volatile hydrocarbons.  This is a highly potent recreational and medical use substance.  HEMP SEED OIL - Contains no THC or cannabinoids, is abundant in fatty acids and some non-volatile terpenes.  

 

Note: See further reading for detailed information about Cannabis and Hemp essential oils.



 

ABOUT CANNABIS ESSENTIAL OILS

Cannabis essential oil is commonly extracted using steam distillation.  The extracted Cannabis essential oil is a green viscous liquid that contains terpenes with lesser amounts of flavonoids, phenols, alkaloids, glycosides and fatty acids, with concentrations varying on the extraction method and the type of marijuana flower used.   Cannabinoids, the heavier oils and resin may be added to the essential oil to produce a whole plant oil extract.

See the further reading section for a very thorough study of cannabis essential oil. The concentration of the various ingredients vary widely between strains and species.   Hemp, as said previously, contains no psychoactive d9THC, nor any terpenes, like the ones that give some kinds of marijuana's a skunky smell.


 

HEMP OIL AND HEMP SEED OIL

Hemp flowers can contain an abundance of d8THC and CBD, neither of which is psychoactive to any great degree but both have useful medicinal properties.  

The oils derived from the any marijuana or hemp seed is entirely different from that of the flower.  There are no significant quantity of cannabinoids - no THC, no CBD or others, but there is an abundance of essential fatty acids, and significant quantities of terpenes and plant sterols.  

Apart from its multitude of medical applications, cannabis essential oil is used in perfumes, soaps, and candles, as well as in culinary preparations. Cannabis essential oil is very potent and small amounts -10mg- can be added to good effect.
 


Cannabis Essential Oil - Health Benefits

Given that the individual ingredients of Cannabis essential oil have been shown clinically to be especially good for the skin, it is extremely underutilized in aroma therapy, transdermal and cosmetic applications.  In cream form it can be delivered directly to the skin, which also makes delivers a therapeutic dose into both the bloodstream and lymph system.

 

Skin Care

The powerful components of cannabis essential oil can be used to protect and improve skin health.  Essential cannabis oil can stimulate the shedding of dead skin for faster re-growth which promotes a glowing healthy look.  It is also helps prevent wrinkles and signs of aging, while also protecting against eczema and psoriasis.


Anxiety & Stress

One of the most popular and well-known uses of Cannabis Essential Oil is its use in aromatherapy for the relief of stress and anxiety. The natural compounds found in the full spectrum essential oil, including THC, cause the release of pleasure hormones,  which induces calmness and relaxation.
 


Appetite Booster
 

Cannabis is a well known to give people the munchies, to help people eat again, cancer patients, opium addicts, aids patients, or the simply depressed.  Cannabis Essential Oil works by stimulating the nervous system which turns on the digestive organs to produce juice back up to normal levels even when they are very ill.  Once eating resumes, then healing can resume.

Pain Relief

 

Cannabis Essential Oil is a great painkiller.  It is much safer than addictive opiates, and can be substituted for use in: inflammation, chronic pain, and emergency pain relief.  Cannabis contains both CBD and THC have become very popular among mixed martial artists who know all about pain relief, and also about the dangers of opiates, which interfere with their training.  The word is out, opiate addiction can ruin your MMA career.


Cancer Prevention

Although there is still some controversy in medical circles, ,there are a wealth of peer reviewed clinical studies that show that cannabis ingredients THC and CBD halt and kill cancer by inducing "natural" cellular suicide.  Cannabis Essential Oil can have preventative effects on cancer and has been shown to reduce tumor size, thereby making other therapies more effective in defeating cancer.
 

 

Heart Health
 

The volatile components in Cannabis Essential Oil helps to improve the cardiovascular system by dilating blood vessels and keeping so called bad oils from depositing and coagulating.  It is also a strong antioxidant as well, which helps scrape off an excess of cholesterol to assist in the restoration of your cardiovascular system.  


Glaucoma

Cannabis Essential Oil and especially Cannabis Oil has been used for a long time to treat elevated fluid pressure in the eyeball, which makes it an effective treatment of glaucoma and in the prevention of macular degeneration. Though some traditional doctors have been hesitant to deal in medical marijuana, for some reason, many of them think it might be good for glaucoma.  Studies indicate that positive results are dose dependent, meaning that there is an optimal dose and that more is not necessarily better.
 

Headache

Applying Cannabis Essential Oil or Cannabis Oil on the temples or the focal area of pain of intensity can reduce migraine quickly without any psychological effects.  This type of marijuana use is strangely under utilized, strange because it is so easy and perhaps "obvious".  More commonly, the essential oil is vaped.  Realize that the terpenes, the fragrant portion is a dilator and opens up the bronchial tubes in the lungs, which improves respiration.  The cannabinoids that go into the bloodstream are pain killers and muscle relaxants.   An imbalance of electrolytes also accompanies migraine, and this is alleviated in no small part by simply drinking pickle juice.

 


Precautions
Taking too much at first can cause a number of undesirable side effects, dizziness, couch lock, dry mouth, anxiety and a racing heart.  Despite these potential side effects, marijuana oils are very safe to use and side effects soon wear off without any permanent damage.  Oral doses last about 1-2 hours while oral and edible intake can take about 8 to 12 hours.

Everyone should search out the minimal effective dose and try different routes of administration.  Starting small, -perhaps 10 mg- and moving up is the recommended approach.  The body adapts to cannabis oil in two or three weeks, where it becomes more effective and the dose requirement can be adjusted upward until the best results are achieved.

Speak to a professional about mixing Cannabis Essential Oils and present medications before adding any new elements to your health regimen. Also, use of cannabis is restricted/banned in many countries, so consult a local health specialist before use.

 

How is Cannabis Essential Oil Extracted?
 

There are several ways to extract Cannabis Essential Oil.  Solvents are most commonly used, where the ground cannabis flower is immersed and the components - oils, cannabinoids, terpenes and other substances go into solution.  Then the mixture is evaporated, and then the solvent is separated from the essential oil via evaporation.  

 

Lower temperature evaporation techniques are preferred so that the lighter fragrant terpenes are not lost.   When purchasing marijuana essential oil, look on the certificate of analysis and see that there are  percent levels of terpenes in it.  Also, if you take a sniff, good essential oils are very pungent, while lower quality oils do not smell so much because most of the terpenes have been lost during the extraction process.


 

What can Cannabis Essential Oil do?

This is a very expansive topic, which delves into why marijuana is such a big deal in the first place, and why its a $50 billion dollar business in the US.  Cannabis Essential Oil is used to treat a diverse number of health problems, ranging from migraines and stress to lack of appetite and sex drive.   Cannabis Essential Oil has even been reduce the risk of cancer, reduce pain, lower high blood pressure, assist in getting a good night's sleep and more.  

This expansive subject discussed in detail on this blog.  For details about conditions and symptoms that may be treated using extracts of cannabis - click on Health & News and find a comprehensive list on the right hand side.

 

Is Hemp Oil the same as Cannabis Essential Oil?

No, As mentioned previously, hemp oil is not the same as cannabis essential oil. Hemp oil is obtained by cold pressing of hemp seeds, whereas Cannabis Essential Oil is obtained by separating the resins - heavy oils and tar like ingredients- from cannabis flowers. The properties, use and efficacy between these two substances are quite different.

Cannabis Oil is generally very high in d9THC content, which makes it very psychoactive, whereas hemp oil has almost no THC, but can have higher concentrations of the non-psychoactive CBD - cannabidiol.  CBD oil contains mostly just CBD with minor values of THC and other ingredients.

 

How much Cannabis Essential Oil is used in Cancer?

There are several protocols for cancer.  Almost all protocols involve megadoses, that is to take 1000 mg or more is taken daily.  One popular protocol is to gradually up the dose from 100mg to 300-500 mg per day over a three month period.  Many patients report that this protocol has cured them of cancer completely.  Some patients reported that they into remission or the tumor size was reduced in size.  

For more information go to conditions and symptoms on this website and click on Cancer, or search the site for Cancer.


 

MMJDOCTORONLINE NOTES:  Though recreational marijuana is now legal to use, until 2018, you must be a medical marijuana patient to purchase it at any dispensary.  After Jan 1, 2018, medical marijuana patients will pay substantially less that  recreational users, or about 35% in some jurisdictions. To get a medical marijuana ID card, doctors medical cannabis recommendation or grower's permit is easy 100% online.  Patients are only required to provide brief information about their conditions and symptoms and basic personal contact info.  

Patient's don't pay unless they are approved. Documents are used for online delivery services, cannabis clubs, dispensaries and other legal California cannabis vendors.


 

FURTHER READING  

 

THE BIBLE OF CANNABIS CHEMISTRY

 

The Cannabis plant consist of an enormous variety of chemicals, perhaps the most variety of any species in the plant kingdom.

  • 483 compounds identified are unique to Cannabis
  • 60 cannabinoids
  • 140 terpenes

 

"Terpenes are a group of C21 terpenophenolic compounds found unique to Cannabis sativa L."


Terpenes are Isoprene units -C5H8 form monoterpenoids -C10 skeleton, sesquiterpenoids -C15,diterpenoids -C20, and triterpenoids -C30. Terpenoids may be acyclic, monocyclic, or polycyclic hydrocarbons with substitution, including alcohols, ethers, aldehydes, ketones, and esters.

The essential oil -volatile oil- is easily obtained by steam distillation or vaporization. The yield depends on the marijuana type -drug, fiber- and pollination; sex, age, and part of the plant; cultivation -indoor, outdoor etc.-; harvest time and conditions; drying; and storage -29–31-. For example, fresh buds from an Afghani variety yielded 0.29 percent essential oil -32-. Drying and storage reduced the content from 0.29 after 1 week and 3 months to 0.20 and 0.13 percent, respectively -32-. Monoterpenes showed a significantly greater loss than sesquiterpenes, but none of the major components completely disappeared in the drying process.
 

About 1.3 L of essential oil per ton resulted from freshly harvested outdoor-grown Cannabis, corresponding to about 10 L/ha -29. The yield of non pollinated -“sinsemilla”- marijuana at 18 L/ha was more than twofold compared with pollinated marijuana-8 L/ha- -30. Sixty-eight components were detected by GC and GC/mass spectrometry -MS- in fresh bud oil distilled from high-potency, indoor-grown Cannabis
 

 

The 57 identified constituents were 92 percent monoterpenes, 7 percent sesquiterpenes, and approx 1 percent other compounds -ketones, esters; refs. 9 and 32. The dominating monoterpenes were myrcene -67 percent- and limonene -16 percent-. In the essential oil from outdoor-grown Cannabis, the monoterpene concentration varied between 47.9 and 92.1 percent  of the total terpenoid content.

 

The sesquiterpenes ranged from 5.2 to 48.6 percent . The most abundant monoterpene was E-myrcene, followed by trans-caryophyllene, D-pinene, trans-ocimene, and D-terpinolene. “Drug-type”  marijuana generally contained less caryophyllene oxide than “fiber-type” Cannabis. Even in “drug-type” Cannabis, the THC content of the essential oil was not more than 0.08 percent  In the essential oil of five different European marijuana cultivars, the dominating terpenes were myrcene -21.1–35.0 percent-, D-pinene -7.2–14.6 percent-, D-terpinolene.

 

The main differences between the cultivars were found in the contents of D-terpinolene and D-pinene. Other terpenoids present only in traces are sabinene, D-terpinene, 1,8-cineole -eucalyptol-, pulegone, J-terpinene, terpineol-4-ol, bornyl acetate, D-copaene,
alloaromadendrene, viridiflorol, E-bisabolene, J-cadinene, trans-E-farnesene, trans nerolidol, and E-bisabolol.



 

HEMP ESSENTIAL OIL VOLATILE COMPONENTS

ALPHA THUJENE
ALPHA PINENE
CAMPHENE
OCTEN 1 OL 3
SABINENE
BETA PINENE
MYRCENE
ALPHA PHELLANDRENE
DELTA-3-CARENE
ALPHA TERPINENE
PARACYMENE
LIMONENE
EUCALYPTOL
BETA PHELLANDRENE
OCIMENE CIS BETA
OCIMENE TRANS BETA
GAMMA TERPINENE
TRANS 4 THUJANOL
PARA ALPHA DIMETHYL STYRENE
TERPINOLENE
CIS EPOXY OCIMENE
EPOXY TERPINOLENE
P CYMENE 8 OL
TERPINENE 4 OL
ALPHA TERPINEOL
HEXYL BUTYRATE
TRANS ANETHOL
HEXYL HEXANOATE
ALPHA YLANGENE
ALPHA COPAENE
BETA BOURBONENE
ISOCARYOPHYLLENE
CIS ALPHA BERGAMOTENE
BETA CARYOPHYLLENE
TRANS ALPHA BERGAMOTENE
ALPHA GUAIENE
TRANS BETA FARNESENE
ALPHA HUMULENE
ALLO-AROMADENDRENE
GAMMA MUUROLENE
BETA SELINENE
ALPHA SELINENE
ALPHA MUUROLENE
BETA BISABOLENE
GAMMA CADINENE
7 EPI-ALPHA SELINENE
BETA SESQUIPHELLANDRENE DELTA CADINENE
GAMMA SELINENE
SELINA-3,7-11--DIENE
NEROLIDOL
GERMACRENE B
SPATHULENOL
OXYDE DE CARYOPHYLLENE
EPODE CAHULENE
CARYOPHYLLENE 4-12-,8-13-DIENE 5-BETA-OL


CANNABINOIDS MINOR VALUES IN ESSENTIAL OIL

CANNABIDIOL -DOSAGE GC-MS-
DELTA-8-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL
DELTA-9-TETRAHYDROCANNABINOL
CANNABINOL



 

HEMP SEED OIL COMPOSITION

Hemp Seed Oil Macro-Nutritional Composition: fatty acids primarily, with some sterols, cannabinoids, others.

 

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