Cannabis oil is derived from the raw cannabis plant through various extraction methods. It is then sold in unique forms: the oil, tinctures, capsules and suppositories. Some people buy edibles and others vape the oil in vape pens. There are also amazing cannabis creams, applied topically, which treat muscle pain and joint agony.
What exactly is Cannabis Oil?
Cannabis oil is also called dagga olie, shatter, crumble, sap, pull and snap, honeycomb and wax. In a technical sense, cannabis oil is a sticky resin extracted from the cannabis leaves and flowers and used as an alternative, natural medicine. Various methods are used to extract the oils (coconut oil, butane and carbon dioxide).
Most oils contain tetrahydroncannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These cannabinoids are chemical compounds with enormous health benefits. It is important to understand how the cannabinoids work before consuming them.
More about CBD and THC:
- Cannabidiol (CBD) – a non-psychoactive, second most abundant compound found in cannabis, with few side effects; mostly legal, especially as medical cannabis
- Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) – a psychoactive compound prevalent in cannabis that makes the user high; mostly illegal as it is a controlled “drug” in most countries. Minute quantities diluted with CBD will not have a psychotic effect.
As people start to understand the value in taking cannabis oil, so they start to realise the impacts that pharmaceuticals are having on the world. There are addictive epidemics worldwide which are killing people. Children are at risk of addiction and even death. So, understanding how cannabis oil works backs up the reasons why it should be legalised and marketed alongside pharmaceuticals.
People get better when they take cannabis oil. This natural medication boosts the immune system and promotes a positive outlook on life. Some doctors are prescribing cannabis oil in some countries and the results are phenomenal. People can get better emotionally, physically and mentally when they choose cannabis oil above traditional pharmaceuticals.
Cannabis Oil Treats:
- Heart disease
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Ovarian Cancer
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
Treat Cancer with Cannabis Oil
Cancer cells do not usually die but continue to spread and multiply. When cancer patients take cannabis oils constantly for a period, they keep up the metabolic pressure on cancer cells to die and to stop proliferating. It is therefore safe to say that cannabis oil can kill your cancer without any side effects.
Studies have revealed that THC and CBD interact with CB1 and CB2 cannabinoid receptors on cancer cells which encourages increased ceramide. This forces the cancer cells to commit suicide, or experience programmed cell death, which is essential for the maintenance of normal cellular homeostasis and is an important physiological response to many forms of cellular stress.