Cannabis Extraction with Olive Oil

According to a study by Hazekamp and Romano on home-based self-medication by patients with extracts obtained with various solvents, the conclusion was that the best solvent for homemade productions is olive oil. In this study, comparisons were made and discussed the extractions carried out using naphtha, ethanol, ether and olive oil as solvents. In conclusion it seems that extraction with olive oil is by far the technique that the professionals advise, for safety reasons, of lesser amounts of harmful residues left in concentrate extract and for ease of use and dosage.

Simply stir inseminated cannabis with olive oil and keep cooking at low temperature for one hour stirring every 5 minutes. You will then have to filter the organic material with a kitchen cloth or a coffee filter by collecting the oil. The oil allows to be easily dosed and can be integrated into the diet as would be done with normal olive oil.

Plant extraction has existed for years. The main purpose, as in the distillation of essential oils, is to obtain a pure quantity of essential molecules from the raw product without altering or compromising its integrity. Cannabis has at least 85 different cannabinoids as active molecules that make it unique in addition to terpenes (aromas) to varying degrees. Terpenes are a very important factor in the medicinal value of cannabis. In fact, if we want to measure both the quantitative and the qualitative aspects, it is not advisable to subject the raw products to extremely high temperatures for killing or evaporating essences.

Through extractions, it is possible to reduce the raw plants to active molecules, which are easier to control and measure. Science is based on measured doses and the same must be for cannabis drugs. It is therefore necessary to be able to test the active ingredients of the concentrate or oil that is produced. Once you have tested the cannabinoid and terpene extract, you can begin to create specific doses depending on the patient's needs.