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The Cannabis plant (also known as the marijuana plant) belongs to the family of flowering plants (cannabaceae). It has three different strains; cannabis sativa, indica, and ruderalis. The plant consists of many chemical compounds but there are two most prevalent among them, the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). Unlike the former, CBD is an intoxicant and therefore is non-psychoactive properties. It will not give you the “high” feeling that is associated with recreational cannabis users.
CBD is widely used for medicinal purposes, while THC is mostly for recreational (although explorations are still ongoing). In the past few decades, researchs, clinical trials, and lots of surveys returned positive results about the effects of the plant. Especially in the field of medicine. It is effective in treating various diseases including:
The anti-inflammatory properties it possesses proves to be promising. Evidence suggests (through studies) that cannabis is capable of reducing inflammation. As a result, many experiments have been continuously conducted to explore and discover more from this “miracle” plant. The raw plant consists of THC-A (tetrahydrocannabinol acid) which can turn into THC that will make you high when exposed to too much heat. Some studies showed the relationship of CBD to THC. Researchers suggest that CBD balances out THC and it’s psychoactive compound.
One of the products that come from the cannabis plant is CBD oil. The process of extracting CBD oil from the cannabis plant can be intense and complex. The use of technology will surely be helpful. However, the expense it needs to buy a piece of machinery can cost us more than what we signed up for, especially if we’re just an average-earner. So this article focus’ on the most accessible way of extracting CBD oil from the plant. Here is a step by step guide:
Other CBD products are CBD Isolate and CBD Shatter. It is the purest form of CBD; it is usually in the powder form. CBD isolate is the extraction of all the chemical compounds in the marijuana except the CBD (so as the isolation). Often, from the CBD isolate, the manufacturers add terpenes to become CBD shatter.
There are other ways to ingest marijuana aside from vaping, topical and taking it orally. One of these ways is through edibles. Infusing the product into foods and beverages proved to be more practical than any other means. For one, this method has the longest lasting effects will last the longest. Here are some tips for cooking with CBD oil:
Some infusions include the following:
In general, however, the desired effect will still attribute with the quality of CBD oil we used. And so, it would be vital if we picked a product which is guaranteed to be laboratory-tested and medically approved. In the present, the studies made on the plant are still under verification and unfortunately, will not give us the 100% assurance we wanted and need. If you wish to use any form of medical marijuana be sure to consult your doctor and check your state/country’s laws regarding the cannabis plant.