Weed oil from the cannabisplant - Everything you need to know about this oil with THC!
Many people struggle to find good quality information about THC products and with so many resources available online, it can be overwhelming to know who to trust. Both CBD and THC have a wide range of applications and can be thought of as sister molecules. This has led the public to often (mistakenly) confuse them. Here, we aim to provide information that is accurate, of high quality and easy to read.
Designations such as weed oil and CBD oil are sometimes used interchangeably, and we’ve also noticed that many websites offer less-than-accurate information. Such websites are best avoided. Our mission is to communicate in clear language that our clients can easily understand.
The most important difference between weed oil and CBD oil lies in the fact that they contain different active compounds. While CBD, which is also known as cannabidiol, has a high percentage of CBD, tetrahydrocannabinol – or THC – is known for its high concentration of THC. Although both oils can be extracted from the same plant, CBD is often derived from hemp, while THC is commonly extracted from the cannabis plant. Often confused with weed, hemp won’t get you high due to its negligible THC content, even though it’s similar to the cannabis plant. The cannabis plant, on the other hand, does contain high concentrations of CBD, and is often cultivated for recreational use.
Both CBD and THC are compounds in weed, but while THC gets you high, CBD doesn’t. Weed oil ranges in potency between 1 and 8%, and while CBD oil can’t get you high, it does often contain trace amounts of THC, which are low enough (0.2%) to be lawful. This is due to the fact that CBD oil is generally extracted from the hemp plant, which contains very low concentrations of THC. Thus, industrial hemp cultivation is legal within the Netherlands, in alignment with EU regulations. Because CBD oil only contains negligible amounts of THC, CBD oil does not fall under the Dutch Opium Act. Possession, sale, cultivation, and trade are therefore legal. Weed oil, on the other hand, is illegal because it has significant amounts of THC.
The active ingredients in weed oil
The female cannabis plant is easy to recognize from its little hairs. The tips of these specialized plant hairs secrete a certain liquid that is chock-full of active compounds called cannabinoids, which are a collective group of compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors. Today, some of the most well-known cannabinoids are tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). The former is known for its psychoactive properties and is often used for recreational purposes. There are many different chemical compounds synthesized by the cannabis plant, and about 70 of those are cannabinoids, all of which are similar but different to THC. There is evidence that cannabinoids in various forms, including CBD, can ease certain symptoms, and that they provide a wide variety of medicinal and therapeutic health benefits. Researchers have isolated and identified a number of other cannabinoids, including CBG, CBN, THC, CBC, and 8-THC. The so-called entourage effect occurs when there a synergistic interaction of these cannabinoids takes place, i.e. when they together within your body’s endocannabinoid system and become more effective.
Terpenes are a group of active compounds produced alongside cannabinoids like THC and CBD. They have been found to have a range of medicinal and therapeutic benefits in their own right, as they can enhance the other health benefits of the cannabis plant. While cannabis contains a plethora of other active ingredients and compounds, these are only present in trace amounts. More research is needed to evaluate their effects and potential benefits.
Weed oil or CBD oil?
The cannabis plant is rich in various substances and compounds that can be used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes. These substances are extracted from the cannabis plant and subsequently blended with a neutral oil like hemp seed or olive oil. Medicinal cannabis oil contains various cannabinoids, such as THC and CBD. Since the precise number of cannabinoids in the final product largely depends on the strain and the cannabinoid profile, its chemical composition can vary per batch, as not every cannabis plant contains the same amount of active substances.
Because weed oil contains large amounts of THC, it’s not lawful. CBD oil, on the other hand, contains very little THC. Rather, it contains a plethora of CBD, which is completely legal.
Different types of THC
There are different types of THC, which means that not every type of THC has the same effect. In total, there are about 10 different types of THC, all of which differ in terms of their chemical composition. Due to these differences, one type of THC can have a completely different effect than another type would have.
So what is weed oil exactly?
In the Netherlands, cannabis can be used for medical purposes. There are about 15,000 people in the Netherlands who use medicinal cannabis to relieve chronic pain symptoms and other health issues. However, they must first acquire a prescription: as medical cannabis is still a controlled substance and falls under the Opium Act, its production and sale are restricted to medicinal use only. CBD oil, on the other hand, has a negligible THC content and is thus completely legal.
Who actually produces and manufactures weed oil?
Cannabis in the Netherlands is illegal but has been decriminalized for personal use. Medicinal cannabis is, however, available from Dutch pharmacies if you have an official prescription, which can be hard to acquire given the fact that the government imposes rather strict conditions for eligibility. Bedrocan is the only company licensed by the Dutch Ministry of Health to produce cannabis, which is also exported to other countries within Europe.
Buying weed oil
People have often asked us where they can buy weed oil. This is a question we are not permitted to answer, as THC is a controlled and psychoactive substance that falls under the Opium Act. We heard on the grapevine that many people have resorted to making weed oil themselves with the intent of selling it. We’ve said it before, and we’ll say it again: we do not recommend buying such products, as there are many scammers and grifters out there. Rick Simpson has argued that THC is the most important component of cannabis oil that’s worth its salt. Should you decide to buy cannabis oil from a stranger, chances are that the product you’ll get won’t have a decent THC content. If you’re keen on using proper cannabis oil and want to be sure that you’re getting the best bang for your buck, paying a visit to a Dutch coffee shop is your best bet, as the sale of soft drugs and the use of small amounts of cannabis products are allowed in licensed coffee shops. These locations offer high-quality cannabis products with clearly indicated THC and CBD contents.
Why is weed oil illegal?
The Dutch Opium Act prohibits the possession, commercial distribution, and production of certain substances, including cannabis. The Act distinguishes between “hard drugs” (schedule I) and “soft drugs” (schedule II). Products containing more than 0.2 percent THC fall under schedule II and are thus illegal. Products with more than 0.2 percent THC may, under certain circumstances, be prescribed by doctors or pharmacists. They remain subject to stringent control, however, and in practice, it is very difficult for patients to obtain medical cannabis oil due to the extensive bureaucratic procedures and constraints.
Is weed oil a fad?
Most definitely not! We are very pleased to have heard and encountered many success stories all over the internet. However, we would like to stress that it’s crucial to find information that helps correctly answer your specific questions before diving into the world of medical cannabis. Although THC is famed for its psychoactive effects, and people have said that it helps them experience a pleasant euphoria and sense of relaxation, there are risks associated with using too much THC. That’s why it’s important to stay informed and educated.
Because cannabis oil can be used for medicinal and therapeutic purposes, it can (in rare cases) be prescribed by doctors and physicians. These concentrated oils containing THC are not freely available for purchase, however. CBD oil, however – which contains less than 0.2 percent THC – has been legal in the Netherlands and most other European countries for some time. Always make sure to buy your CBD products from a reputable vendor.
CBD oil has attracted a lot of attention in recent years. Many people now use CBD products and share their experience, and it’s not difficult to see why. Even doctors and researchers are enthusiastic about its many potential benefits and possible therapeutic applications.
As mentioned earlier, the cannabis plant contains a wide variety of different cannabinoids. While all of these compounds share certain similarities, they all have uniquely different properties. The properties of the two main and most famous cannabinoids, THC and CBD, are listed below.
- Stimulates hunger and appetite
- Can contribute to a good night’s sleep
- You can’t drive with THC
- Is a punishable offence in most countries
- Is extracted from the cannabis plant
- Must be properly dosed
- Legal in most countries
- Extracted from hemp or cannabis plants
- Safe to take while driving
- Impossible to overdose on
CBD oil is derived from industrially-grown hemp. These plants contain negligible amounts of THC and may, therefore, be legally cultivated. Industrial hemp is often grown for its fibres and seeds. These seeds have excellent nutritional value and are commonly regarded as so-called “superfoods”. The fibres of the hemp plant are strong and robust, making them perfect for products such as rope, paper, textiles, and even plastics.
How much does weed oil cost?
Unfortunately, we cannot answer any questions regarding the price of cannabis oil due to the fact that is a controlled substance. If you are looking to buy CBD oil, we can, of course, provide you with help and information. The cost of these products depends on a variety of factors, including their size, strength, and extraction method.
Should I use weed oil or CBD oil?
People who use cannabis oil might notice a variety of short-term side effects. THC is often consumed to produce a so-called “high”, which means that this compound has a psychoactive – or mind-altering – effect. If you are looking for a product that doesn’t have any psychoactive properties, CBD oil might just be what you’re looking for.
How to use weed oil
Cannabis products placed under the tongue (sublingually) take effect rather quickly and are almost immediately absorbed through the oral mucosa. There are several simple steps you can take to ensure you’re getting the right dose, including standing in front of a mirror and using a small teaspoon. There is no unequivocal answer to the question of how many drops of CBD oil you should use, as the use of CBD oil varies per person and per product.
The most prudent approach is to start low and go slow. For example, you could start with start with 2 drops a day, preferably after a meal and spread over the day. It is important to observe how your body reacts. If needed, you can experiment with different dosages by gradually increasing your intake as you see fit.
The endocannabinoid system
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of 104 chemical compounds known as cannabinoids that can be found in the cannabis plant. While THC – which is another chemical compound produced by the cannabis plant – and CBD share a number of important characteristics, there is a marked difference between the two. While CBD is completely non-psychoactive, THC can produce an effect that is commonly referred to as a “high”. Unlike THC, which is psychotropic, CBD is a cannabinoid that doesn’t make people “high.” On the contrary: CBD on its own has completely different effects that we will explain below.
In the 1990s, shortly after the first cannabinoid was isolated, scientists discovered that the human body produces similar compounds on its own. These endogenous cannabinoids, or endocannabinoids, were found to regulate several important bodily functions. Because the endocannabinoid system regulates numerous physiological processes, the importance of these compounds should not be underrated.
Research has shown that the endocannabinoid system plays an incredibly important role in the human body as it regulates, among other things, the following bodily functions:
- Pain perception
- Immune system
- Sleep pattern
- Motor skills
The cannabinoids that are produced by the body interact with so-called receptors. In layman’s terms, this means that they help the body communicate with itself. THC produces a “high” feeling by affecting the brain’s endocannabinoid receptors. CBD, on the other hand, does not, as several scientific studies have demonstrated. Instead, CBD helps to enhance the performance of these receptors. It can be argued that CBD can help the body maintain a balanced and healthy state. The endogenous cannabinoid system is undoubtedly one of the most important systems involved in establishing and maintaining optimal health, as it creates the very cannabinoids that regulate various important bodily functions. It’s no wonder, then, that CBD is so popular and widely used: not only does it ensure that the receptors perform optimally, but it also helps THC molecules to quickly attach themselves to cannabinoid receptors throughout the brain and body.
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