February 17, 2020 2 min to read
How CBD oil is made: a beginners guide
Category : Health
The opinions and attitudes of people towards cannabis have witnessed a gradual shift in how they perceive marijuana, positively, and that is primarily because of this cannabinoid called CBD.
CBD oil has been the driving force behind the legalization movement for cannabis, and people from all backgrounds seem to be vouching for it, from celebrities to health professionals, to the average health-conscious consumer.
So what is it about CBD that is so appealing? To know what makes CBD so special, first, it’s important to know what it is.
Cannabidiol, or CBD, is one of more than eighty active chemical compounds (cannabinoids) found in the cannabis plant.
CBD is often associated with another cannabinoid THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), but in reality, they are different compounds with different effects.
THC is responsible for the ‘making you high’ part of cannabis, thus more suitable for recreational purposes.
CBD, however, is mostly used for health benefits as it has significant healing qualities, and is known to relieve pain, anxiety, depression, and helps with other conditions like insomnia and inflammation.
CBD oil is extracted from plants in the cannabis family: marijuana and hemp. CBD oil has gained popularity because it is easy to use, and it can enter the body quickly, which makes smaller doses more effective.
CBD oil can be made at home using the following methods:
Ethanol extraction is also known as alcohol extraction and is a cannabis extraction method that does not require the extractor to possess special skills or equipment, it is a suitable method for beginners.
Another advantage of ethanol extraction is that alcohol does not leave behind any unpleasant smells or taste. In the ethanol extraction method, the hemp plant is introduced to the solvent ethanol for the extraction of cannabinoids.
This cannabis extraction method is unique in the sense that it can produce cannabis oil with up to 99 percent purity, thus a high-quality end product.
The step by step procedure for extraction through this method is stated below:
1. Extract the resin after putting the plant in a glass/ceramic bowl, and stirring it after covering it with alcohol for a few minutes.
2. Filter the solvent out of the container with the help of a straining bag and squeeze as much extract as possible. This process can be repeated if you think more oil can be extracted from the weed that is being pressed.
3. The extracted oil needs to be put in a double boiler and heated until bubbles start to form. Without raising the temperature, wait…
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