When thinking of cannabis consumption, smoking weed is usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, there are lots of different ways to consume cannabis, including edibles or vaping as well as using cannabis oil. As goes for smoking, marijuana oil can be used for recreational or medicinal purposes, because cannabis is a rich source of cannabinoids like THC, CBD, CBG, and CBN. Anyone looking for alternatives to smoking cannabis could try marijuana oil instead. This blog tells you all you need to know.
What Is Cannabis Or Marijuana Oil?
Cannabis oil contains all the compounds you consume when smoking marijuana. The oil is obtained by extracting the active ingredients from cannabis plants. In case of full spectrum cannabis oil, you would find not just THC or CBD, but other cannabinoids such as CBG, CBN, and THCV as well as terpenes and flavonoids inside. All these compounds occur naturally in cannabis plants.
These cannabinoids are able to bind to the receptors of your endocannabinoid system (ECS), allowing them to influence various processes in the body. This is how they help the body retain its natural balance called homeostasis. Cannabis oil can be used recreationally as well as for medical reasons. No matter why it is used, though, it has psychoactive properties because of the THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) it contains. That sets cannabis oil apart from CBD Oil. The latter does not contain THC (at least not in any noticeable amounts), so it cannot make you high.
Cannabis oil is not sold legally in the Netherlands. It contains more THC than the national threshold for legal CBD oil allows. Although THC cannabis oil is sold legally in certain US states, high THC percentages usually make marijuana oil more potent than any regular smoked flower buds. That makes using cannabis oil illegal under Dutch tolerance policy, which does allow for smoking weed under most circumstances. Nonetheless, growers can always make their own marijuana oil from home grown cannabis, even though you won’t find it in Dutch coffeeshops.
The Medicinal Benefits Of Marijuana, Hemp, And Cannabis Oil
Using cannabis oil can come with potential health benefits. Possible effects range from improved appetite to pain relief. Below, you’ll find a summary of the main medical uses of marijuana oil.
THC has analgesic properties that facilitate relatively fast pain relief. Many people use marijuana (oil) mainly for pain relief. A wealth of evidence shows that cannabis oil can be used to treat neuropathic pain, inflammatory pain, headaches such as those involved in migraine, and pain caused by cancer. CBD can help against pain, too; especially with chronic types. In addition to direct analgesic effects, cannabis oil can also help people relax, which can bring extra relief.
THC, CBD, and several other cannabinoids have anti-inflammatory properties. Moreover, several cannabis terpenes such as caryophyllene, terpinolene, and humulene can help counter inflammation, too. This can add to pain relief as well as help control a diversity of conditions and symptoms related to inflamed tissues, including arthritis, eczema, or irritable bowel syndrome.
For Anxiety And Stress
Anyone dealing with anxiety or stress could also stand to benefit from cannabis oil. Both THC and CBD have parts to play here, as do CBG and other compounds. These cannabinoids can help calm the mind, reduce panicked thoughts, and soothe the body. This is part of the reason why cannabis oil can also provide relief in case of low moods and depression.
The cannabinoids in marijuana oil can help control nausea, relieving the unpleasant stomach sensation and controlling the urge to vomit. This property makes cannabis oil an especially useful option for cancer patients receiving chemotherapy or radiation treatments, since these are known to cause severe nausea.
The analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties of both THC and CBD can help relieve the symptoms of asthma. THC can help suppress excessive immune responses and may help widen the respiratory tract. That makes cannabis oil an interesting candidate for countering different asthma symptoms.
Effects On Appetite
THC can bind to receptors that trigger our sense of hunger. That allows cannabis oil to boost our appetite. Some people use marijuana oil to make sure they get their nutrients even though they don’t feel like eating, as can happen during chemotherapy, for instance.
On the other hand, cannabis oil may also help combat obesity. Certain cannabinoids can affect hormones that suppress appetite. CBD can be useful here: it can reduce sensitivity of THC receptors to counter the craving for food that cannabis or marijuana oil causes.
Cannabis Oil For Better Sleeping
THC can make people drowsy, helping them fall asleep faster as well as making sure they sleep through the night without waking up all the time. Certain cannabis strains are more uplifting and activating in their effects, while others are more sedative and promote sleep instead. CBD has its own potential for helping people overcome insomnia, and CBG is reported to have even stronger effects. The combined effects of cannabinoids and terpenes can make cannabis oil an effective natural means of improving quality of sleep.
THC, CBD, Or CBG Oil?
As you can see, cannabis oil can vary enormously in the cannabinoids and other ingredients it contains. The same goes for its effects. Using high THC marijuana oil can give very different results compared to hemp oil containing CBD only, for instance. Special CBG Oil is an interesting non-psychoactive option just like CBD Oil, since neither contains noticeable THC levels. If you’re specifically looking for THC-rich cannabis oil, you will not find it in our web store, since it is illegal in the Netherlands. Your only possible option, although we wouldn’t recommend it, is to grow your own cannabis seeds and use those to produce marijuana oil.
Marijuana Oil, Cannabis Oil, Or Smoking Instead?
Many consumers have grown used to smoking weed; it is convenient, and it can be an agreeable pastime to engage in with other people. Nonetheless, cannabis oil has benefits over smoking. Consuming cannabis oil is healthier because it contains all cannabinoids without the harmful substances released when smoking.
It is crucial to keep in mind, however, that marijuana oil is usually much more potent than regular weed. This is the reason why high THC cannabis oil is illegal in the Netherlands, after all. The oil is an extract, and THC percentage can range all the way up to 90%, whereas smokeable cannabis buds usually contain between 10 and 25%. That means being careful with dosages is critical.
Anyone who wants to benefit from the non-smoking potential of cannabis without taking cannabis oil, cannabis edibles present a viable alternative. Familiar examples include the spacecake you’ll find in Dutch coffeeshops, various cannabis brownies and muffins, and lots of other recipes besides. You can choose between THC edibles with cannabis, or CBD edibles that don’t have psychoactive effects. A major advantage of CBD edibles is their online availability: you can simply order them online and know that you are purchasing high quality products. That means you can enjoy the taste of CBD Chocolate, CBD Gummies, or even CBD Coffee packing all the benefits of this special cannabinoid. There’s plenty of choice and you’ll always find something to match your personal preference to enjoy all good stuff cannabis plants can offer.
Disclaimer: Local laws and legislation on cannabis cultivation and germination of seeds vary between countries and states. Amsterdam Genetics products and information are exclusively intended for use in areas where such use is fully legal. Check your local rules; do not act in conflict with the law!