High-THC strains may provide a variety of medical advantages. Synthetic THC, known as Marinol, is a prescription drug that treats or prevents nausea and vomiting produced by cancer therapies and is also used to increase appetite in persons with acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS). Although THC has psychotropic effects, it is not considered strong or powerful enough to get you high. You should exercise caution when using high-THC strains if you aren’t familiar with the side effects. When cannabis oil containing no CBD is consumed, it’s considerably more likely to result in strong psychoactive responses.
Begin by choosing a high-CBD strain of cannabis since CBD appears to have some of the most widely accepted medical advantages. CBD has no psychoactive effects and no effect on your perception by itself. Please remember that any sort of medical marijuana, especially high-CBD strains, will contain traces of THC; however, high-CBD strains are less likely to change your perspective than high-THC varieties. There are two methods for obtaining CBD without THC that I’m aware of. The first is to extract CBD from hemp (the lawful cousin of cannabis), which is how it’s done right now. There isn’t any evidence suggesting that consuming hemp-derived CBD is just as effective as ingesting a high-CBD medical cannabis strain’s extract.
Many patients choose a combination of THC and CBD therapies, and this may be the best option for some. Sativex is a prescription mouth spray that contains a chemical compound derived from natural cannabis plant extracts. THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol) and CBD are the only cannabinoids present in Sativex, which comprises just two components extracted from the cannabis plant: THC and CBD. It does not contain all of the cannabinoids present in medical cannabis. This mouth spray is used to treat neuropathic pain and spasticity, as well as moderate to severe pain relief, in adult cancer patients who have exhausted all other treatment choices.
A mix of high-CBD and high-THC strains has been found to provide the best benefits of medical cannabis with the least amount of psychotropic effects, according to studies. There are also hundreds more cannabinoids in the cannabis plant that have not been studied as extensively, and some individuals believe they all contribute to greater relief. The last option you’ll have is to pick a strain based on its benefits. It will be very dependent on your condition and body – you’ll need to try several strains to figure out what works for you.
A Few Suggested Medicinal Strains
The most effective high-CBD strains are those that have been developed from a clone. However, in recent years, there has been a lot of progress with high-CBD seeds from seed.
- Harlequin (clone-only)
- CBD Shark Shock
- Charlotte’s Web (clone-only)
- MED GOM 1.0 (by Grass-O-Matic & CBD Crew) <– Currently one of the highest CBD Auto-flowering strains
- Sour Tsunami (clone-only)
- Learn more about CBD on ProjectCBD.org
Most strains available today are high-THC, but here’s a short list of tried-and-true cannabis strains that consistently produce high amounts of THC.
- Amnesia Haze
- Chem Dog
- Critical Jack
- Dark Star
- Orange Hill Special
- Sour Diesel
- Super Lemon Haze
- Vanilla Kush
- White Rhino
Advantages of Making Your Own Edible Hash Oil
- Quality Control – You choose the kind of cannabis utilized to make your drug (indica vs sativa, THC and CBD ratios, etc). You have complete control over the manufacturing process, so you know exactly what’s in your prescription.
- Can be eaten or applied directly to the skin – You select the sort of cannabis used to create your prescription (indica vs sativa, THC and CBD ratios, etc). You have complete control over the manufacturing process, so you know exactly what’s in your medicine.
- Can Be Produced at Relatively Low Cost –Edible hash oil can be made from low-cost cannabis sources like home-grown medical marijuana buds or “trim.” Trim is a term for the leaves and stems left over after cannabis bud production has been completed. Many growers throw away trim because it isn’t suitable for smoking, despite the fact that cannabinoids are present in lower amounts on the leaves and stems. Edible hash oil (as described on this page) may be produced at home. This technique is effective in concentrating these components into practical medicine. As a result, growers may convert their trim to edible hash oil rather than throwing away all of the leaves and stems, allowing them to make more medication from each crop. If you live in a state where cannabis is legal, you could possibly get or sell your trim from a local grower. Many medical marijuana patients choose self-grown weed because it’s less expensive. A little work might save you money over time.
- Ingredients – Cannabis edibles frequently include additional components (such as sugar) that the patient may wish to avoid. Patients who consume a pure cannabis extract (such as the one outlined in this how-to) will receive only the cannabinoids, without any “extras.”
This technique will show you how to create a little amount of edible cannabis oil extract (Rick Simpson Oil, hemp oil, or edible hash oil) for personal use. An ounce of cannabis buds or an ounce of cannabis trim (leaves, stems, etc.) from a harvested medical cannabis plant may be used to make about 2-4 grams of oil.
While the doctor in the video claims that Rick Simpson oil is frequently utilized for cancer sufferers, it may also be used to treat epilepsy, chronic pain, nausea, and a variety of other ailments.
Creating cannabis oil in the method described in this video is quite safe, but it’s vital to note that safety depends on following the directions precisely. ALL solvents, such as alcohol, are highly combustible and must be handled with extreme caution and care.
- 1 ounce of medical cannabis buds – very dry & ground up – It’s also possible to use peppermint, lavender, or other essential oils that contain eugenol in place of the cannabis oil.
- 1 gallon Solvent (High Proof Alcohol) – The method described here requires a large bottle of Everclear, the suggested solvent for cannabis extractions (Everclear is a highly proof spirit that is suitable for human consumption). If you don’t have access to Everclear in your state, other natural high-proof drinking alcohols made specifically for human consumption can be used instead. The higher the alcohol concentration (proof), the better. Never use booze that wasn’t intended to be consumed by humans (such as rubbing alcohol) for this method! Anything other than alcohol in your solvent may remain behind, so spirits with a higher proof are ideal since nearly everything will be evaporated away and anything left over is edible. The essential resin and oil (the “good stuff”) will be extracted from the cannabis buds or trim using the solvent. You’ll only have the actual cannabis hash oil extract after all of the solvent (alcohol) has been evaporated.
- Medium-sized Mixing Bowl – Pyrex glass or ceramic mixing bowls are best – stay away from plastic or metal mixing vessels.
- Large Spoon – Stir with a sturdy spoon or a soup spoon until completely combined.
- Straining Device – It’s also where you’ll find a strainer. The mesh screen is used to strain your cannabis alcohol mixture and remove the solid plant matter, leaving only the liquid with all of the resin and cannabinoids from cannabis.
- Linen bag (often found in the pots and pans section)
- 2 or 3 grain-steeping bags (made of muslin with a large weave – use 2 or 3 bags inside one another)
- A clean sock
- Cheesecloth and a strainer (often available in the pots and pans section of a store)
- The Thai tea filter, made of stainless steel and with dimensions of 54.5x29cm, will fit all sizes of teapots.
- Coffee filters (don’t work well) are used in conjunction with a strainer.
- A separate container to catch strained liquid – A 2-quart mixing bowl is ideal, or you may get creative. In the video, the physician uses a tall and broad cup that she found in the house. This container will trap the liquid that drains out of your mixture as you strain out the plant matter.
- Double-Boiler System (or a pot and pan that fit nicely together) – A double-boiler is a form of pot and pan setup that may be found at any home improvement or big box store. A double boiler allows your upper vessel to sit in a “bath” of water, ensuring the solvent container with never come into direct contact with the stove’s heating element. A non-stick top pot, with a lid that will fit tightly over it, is required. If you don’t have a double boiler, any two pots or pans that fit together snugly may be used. It will operate as long as the bottom pan is filled with water and the top pan sits securely on top.
- Silicon spatula – You probably have one in your kitchen right now, it’s used to scrape the oil from your pan as it develops at the end.
- Plastic syringes – Oil or butter rigs (often known as “buttery”) may be found at the drug or grocery shop. Because you’re making such a concentrated kind of cannabis extract, you’ll need to use these in order to distribute tiny amounts of cannabis hash oil.
Your Preparation Area
- Heat Source– A gas stove, on the other hand, is extremely unsafe. A gas stove (if you have one) uses an open flame, which means you must take greater care with it than an electric burner or a large tea warmer. A portable electric burner or a big tea warmer are also excellent choices.
- Fire Extinguisher –You should already have one near your stove, but double-check to make sure it’s still good and not expired.
- Ventilation – A large open area with excellent ventilation should be your preparation space. Open any windows and utilize at least one fan to distribute the air throughout the room. If a fan above the stove is available, turn it on. The fumes from solvents can cause fires, therefore ensuring adequate ventilation in your prep area is the greatest measure you can take to safeguard yourself during this procedure.
- Cooking time is about 30 minutes, and total preparation is 1 hour – It takes about an hour to prepare your edible hash oil if you collect all of your materials. The first time you make edible hash oil, it will almost certainly take more than one try. For your first attempt, I suggest setting aside at least 2 hours.
Step 1: Gather supplies
It is critical to get everything ready in advance! Before you start, make sure you have all of the necessary items on hand. Make sure you have your double-boiler, a little extra flat surface 3+ feet distant from the stove, and your cannabis (ground up), as well as a bottle of your chosen solvent.
Step 2: Place ground cannabis buds or trim into the first mixing bowl
In a smaller mixing bowl, combine the very-dry cannabis flowers or trim with an equal part of water. Ensure there is at least a few inches of space above the cannabis product since you will be pouring a liquid into the basin with it shortly.
The doctor, in the video, employs a huge ceramic mug as a mixing bowl and adds an ounce of dried and ground medical cannabis buds.
Step 3: Add enough Everclear to cover the cannabis completely, plus a bit extra
Cover your marijuana plant entirely with your solvent (Everclear), then add another inch of solvent above the top.
As you can see, the cannabis material has been totally immersed in solvent, and there’s a little bit more solvent added on top to allow for mixing.
Step 4: Mix Everclear and cannabis together for about 3 minutes
After the cannabis has been soaked in the solvent for three minutes, use your mixing spoon to work it. This mixes the cannabis material and distributes the solvent throughout it, allowing all of the oils/resin to be dissolved into your alcohol.
It’s important to shake and twist the weed well before you put it in a grinder. If any of the leaves remain after mashing down the herb, simply move them around until all of the resin has been dissolved by the alcohol.
Step 5: Strain the Everclear-cannabis mixture into your other container
Allow the mixture to drain into your clean container, gently pouring the cannabis solvent oil through your muslin bag (or whatever you’re using to strain the mix). This strained liquid contains all of the extracted resin from the cannabis, which has been dissolved in alcohol.
You may want to squeeze out as much liquid from the bag as you can.
Step 5b (if desired but suggested): Replace the cannabis material in the mixing bowl, then repeat Steps 3, 4, and 5 to extract oil from the plant a second time.
Re-insert your cannabis into the mixing bowl you began with, then wash it with the solvent to extract any remaining cannabinoids into the alcohol.
Repeat Steps 6 through 9, then work the starting material for another three minutes with the wooden spoon you have been using. Pour this last solvent oil mix into your other container (that is holding the solvent oil mix from the first wash you did) in exactly the same manner as you did before.
If you begin with a big bottle of Everclear, you will be nearly entirely finished with it by the time you’ve completed the first two washes. A third wash on plant material wouldn’t produce much oil and would offer little or no therapeutic value. The first wash dissolves 70 to 80 percent of the resin on the starting material, while the second wash removes almost all of the remaining resin that is useful.
Step 6: Pour dark green liquid into top pot of the double-boiler
Fill the top pot of your double-boiler with the solvent oil combination from the first and second washes. nYour bottom pot should already be filled with water.
The main goal of utilizing a double boiler is to create an extra barrier of water between the heat and the top pot with the alcoholic combination. This makes everything much safer, as well as allowing you to simmer off the alcohol slowly and evenly without burning it all away.
Everything is now in place to evaporate and boil off the alcohol, and you’ll be left with only the pure cannabidiol oil at the end of the process.
If you don’t have adequate space in the top pot for all of your combinations, it isn’t a problem. When the level in the top pot drops in the next stage, you may carefully add any remaining portion of your liquid mix until there is nothing else to add.
Step 7: Put a large saucepan on the stove and fill it halfway with water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat. When the liquid in the top pot begins to bubble, turn off the heat immediately. The warmth from the boiling water will continue to warm the top pan until all of the Everclear is evaporated away.
While the solvent is evaporating, make sure there are no sparks or open flames or red hot components in the area, because the fumes produced by the solvent are extremely combustible. Avoid breathing in solvents’ emissions.
Make sure the heat is on high, and double-check that all of your windows are open and a fan blowing across the room. If you have a stove, make certain the fan above it is turned on.
As a result of this increased heat, the top combination will begin to bubble, almost like it is boiling. What you’re seeing is actually a very low amount of heat; what you’re seeing is alcohol evaporating away.
Once the dark green mixture begins to bubble, turn off the heat as soon as possible. The heat remaining in the water will generally be enough to evaporate all of the alcohol. If you’re cooking this in a chilly environment, if you’re cooking it in larger amounts at once, or if your pan is narrow, you may need to turn the heat back on low a couple more times if the top pan stops bubbling.
When the top pan is boiling, it generally takes around 15-25 minutes to finish the second phase. Checking back every few minutes with your silicone scraper will help you avoid overcooking or burning anything.
You want to look for a little bit of bubbling at the top pan as the alcohol cooks away, which indicates that it’s done. As the alcohol is removed, the bubbling will slow down, although you should still notice it along the borders.
If the liquid hasn’t yet stopped bubbling but is still runny, turn the heat back on low for a minute or so until it begins to bubble again. You’re keeping the heat low (at maximum) because you don’t want your medicine to overcook.
The alcohol will eventually evaporate away, even if the mixture cools to room temperature (which is unlikely in a chilly room), as long as you continue to stir.
Step 8: You are done when the liquid has become thick and no longer bubbles – it should look like this
Everything you had begun with has been reduced to this. You washed the marijuana with alcohol in order to extract the oil, and then removed all of the plant material. Now that the alcohol has evaporated, you’re left with just cannabis oil.
While the oil is still soft, it hardens as it cools. It becomes thicker, almost like putty, once it has cooled down. To make storing and dispensing your drug easy, work fast and steadily to fill a plastic syringe with this combination. Keep in mind that this is a large amount of medication, and that the starting dose is a grain of rice less than before.
Step 9: Use a plastic syringe to draw up the oil – this will allow you to easily create individual portions in the future
Quick Tip: If you want to make lower doses of the cannabis oil, combine it with coconut or olive oil.
If you’re making edibles, you’re using plastic applicators or syringes with no needles. These are often employed to deliver medicine to youngsters and can be found at any pharmacy or grocery store.
Fill a clean container with the cannabis oil. Using the plunger of the syringe, slowly withdraw the warm cannabis oil. The first few syringes will be simple to fill as there will be plenty of liquid in the pan at first, but as you use less and less liquid, it will become more difficult. That’s completely normal; just take your time and do your best.
If you don’t have a syringe large enough to hold all of the cannabis oil, consider putting what’s left in any kind of tiny closed container and using a toothpick to get little rice-sized pieces for individual portions after it has cooled.
After it has cooled, the semi-runny oil will become much thicker—if the cannabis oil becomes too thick to push out of the syringe, simply run hot water over it to loosen it.
Strong Warning: Cannabis may help with a variety of ailments, but it has not been proved to cure any illnesses. Please be wary of sites that claim cannabisHash oil can really cure any disease. These assertions haven’t been backed up by enough evidence.
While there is a lot of evidence that cannabis helps patients feel better for many illnesses, it has never been demonstrated that marijuana can heal anything. The illegal nature of cannabis is partly to blame for the lack of good evidence about cannabis’ true healing abilities due to the fact that medical researchers have been unable to conduct clinical trials because of its widely forbidden status.
There are just one or two benefits of medical cannabis that have yet to be verified. Please bear in mind that cannabis is widely regarded as an alternative medicine and should never be substituted for professional medical care.