Nischay tells us, “As a rule of thumb, you are using half an rice grain drop and you’re basically taking that one drop for four days, and every four days after that you’re going to keep doubling an extra drop every day. So you have to work towards a 1 ml plus for the real medicine to work, because you’re consuming the plant for the CBD mostly and very little for the THC.”
Homegrown does not recommend or advice the use of cannabis oil for treatment without thorough research and understanding. Please speak to someone about your medical condition in particular, as each case presents itself differently.
To start with, it is crucial to understand exactly what cannabis oil really is. To define it with scientific accuracy, “Cannabis oil is merely the concentrated, distilled form of the plant most commonly known as marijuana, with all the plant material stripped away via a solvent. Like marijuana, cannabis oil contains two primary ingredients: the high-inducing THC (tetrahydrocannabinol) and cannabidiol (CBD), the second most active ingredient in marijuana” according to this report. The CBD works within the physiological realm of the body, and is the compound mainly associated with using this plant for medicinal purposes.
Like with anything in this world, we’ve come to know that there is a flip side, and so it is with cannabis oil as treatment. There are more than a few reasons that pose as a cause for concern when we using it as medication. Number one on this list being the solvent used to extract the oil. Most often, people use pure Isotropyl Alcohol to extract the oil, and 100% pure oil means that the alcohol has been evaporated completely. One way to physically gauge this is by the viscosity of the oil itself – if it’s runny, it’s probably still got solvent in there. When an oil is 98% or 99% pure, we must remember that there is still 1-2% of polymer element that is poisonous, and by consuming it over long periods of time, there can be damage to the liver. If it is not fully evaporated, the medicine can most certainly be detrimental.
For Dheeraj, the effects of the oil on his rescued dog have been remarkable too. He applied a mixture of cannabis oil and coconut oil topically onto her coat (which was heavily shedding and itchy) and tells us “it worked wonders – she was soothed, she was healed, she wasn’t in pain, she wasn’t itching, the hair grew back.”
But how are people being introduced to this extract at all?
Another factor has to do with dosage – how much is the right amount? At this moment, most people in India are self medicating and may not have a clinical approach to the dosage. This largely has to do with the fact that we are not aware of THC vs. CBD content of the oil, and sometimes to get the right amount of CBD you may have ingested too much THC – which would just get you really, really high. If this isn’t something you are familiar with, there could be a lot of issues such as paranoia, anxiety, and fear. The only way around this is to start slowly, upping your dose everyday as your body gets used to it. Dheeraj says, “It’s not designed to slap you in the face – if you have 10 cups of coffee the first time you ever drink coffee, you’d be wired. You can’t do that to yourself – your body would go into shock, and not because it’s bad for you but because it’s just not used to it. It’s the same thing – people who are non vegetarian turn vegetarian and instantly they feel their energy levels rise or drop, but there is a shift and your body is responding in one way or the other.”
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Priced between Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000 ($66 to $106) for ten grams depending on which Indian city you buy it from, hash oil is still an underground scene that only those with the right contacts, know-how and money can access. But everyone we chatted with spoke about how the black market is growing fast and at the same time, adapting to the country’s drug trade.
“In Mumbai, it’s more of a luxury, and you’ll see mostly rich kids with the right contacts for other highs like hydro buds doing it,” Kunal*, a 25-year-old marketing professional from Mumbai, told VICE. “There’s a whole hype around it because it’s so exclusive, which adds to its attraction.”
‘Why Does Weed Intimidate Me So Much?’
According to data from India’s excise department, weed dealers in India have recently shifted to hash oil since it’s easier to conceal and smuggle across the country, especially as dealers seek creative ways to fly under the radar. “After multiple huge consignments of ganja (Indian slang for marijuana) were seized by the DRI (India’s intelligence agency), excise and police departments in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, the suppliers started manufacturing hashish oil as an alternative,” said an excise official in February. “Unlike ganja, it is easy to conceal and transport hashish oil.”
“Hash oil is light and doesn’t smell [as strong], so many people smuggle it in syringes, lip balms, tic tac boxes, tablet kits and cosmetics cases,” said Kiara. “Once, we even smuggled it into a music festival by stashing it in a friend’s hair.”
“My friends and I have started smoking it more since last year’s lockdown,” Karan*, a 24-year-old music producer from Goa, told VICE. “It’s a cleaner, more potent high, and easier to smoke because you can just dip a cigarette into it.” Smoking or vaporising hash oil typically involves heating a special apparatus with a blowtorch and then applying a bit of the substance to the heated element and inhaling. It’s widely called "dabbing" because users only need to use a tiny dab to get high. Karan, who has been smoking hash oil for over a year now, added that it’s also more socially acceptable and often passed off as CBD oil to escape suspicion.
As 4/20 rolls around, so does the buzz to plan a legendary session befitting the day. For the uninitiated, April 20 is considered the international stoner day. Most years are marked with a high so overwhelming, people do everything from brushing their teeth with mosquito repellent to forgetting to watch the movie after getting high in the theatre’s parking lot.