5 Essential Facts About Cannabis Oil - Leaf Science

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Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016

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Despite a lack of research, many patients are turning to cannabis oil to treat serious illnesses including cancer.

When most people think about marijuana, they might picture someone smoking a joint or eating a brownie. However, cannabis concentrates — specifically cannabis oils — are becoming increasingly popular among patients who are looking for a way to ingest cannabis in extremely high doses.

And while scientists are still wary of the lack of evidence supporting its safety and effectiveness, a growing number of patients are turning to cannabis oil in an attempt to treat themselves.

1. Cannabis oil is a highly concentrated form of cannabis

Cannabis oil is an extract made by mixing cannabis flowers with a solvent such as ethanol, naphtha, petroleum, or butane. The extraction process removes the plant matter and leaves behind a sticky, oily substance that contains a high concentration of active compounds.

Cannabis oil is mainly taken orally as a medicine for various conditions. When taken alone, the oil is usually administered to the patient using an oral syringe or dropper. However, cannabis oil can also be taken along with food or made into edibles.

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