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how to make high cbd oil

You can absolutely use high-quality rich strains of cannabis to create Cannabis Oil if you choose. THC has several therapeutic benefits that may work in concert with those of CBD, producing synergistic effects.

The method we’ll discuss here extracts cannabinoids (referred to as CBD from here on out for simplicity’s sake) through an easy process that requires little skill and relatively little time spent standing over a pot.

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This method works because CBD is soluble with nonpolar molecules, meaning it can’t dissolve in water (a polar molecule), but can dissolve in fats (nonpolar) and alcohols (technically a polar molecule overall, but alcohol has a special ability to bond with nonpolar molecules in ways that water cannot—polarity is a spectrum, and while water is far off to one end, alcohol is close enough to the middle too, well, go both ways). This extraction process takes advantage of the lipid-solubility, or dissolvability in fats, of cannabinoids.

So, what do you do if you want to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of cannabis without the high? If you’re fortunate enough to live in a state where cannabis is legal for you, you can request a high-in-CBD strain from your budtender at the dispensary; they’ll gladly point you in the right direction.

If you use a high-THC strain for your CBD oil, you should not use your oil before operating machinery or driving and should proceed carefully until you find out how the oil will affect you. Cannabis, when taken orally, can take up to 90 minutes to take effect.

Now it’s time to set up the double boiler. If you don’t have a setup like this already, an easy makeshift option is to fill the bottom of a saucepan with water, then place a stainless steel bowl into the saucepan that fits snugly, but doesn’t touch the bottom of the pan.

Next, you’ll need to separate the CBD-rich alcohol extract from the plant matter. Strain the solution through a piece of cheesecloth or a fine sieve into a bowl below. You’ll notice that the alcohol has a dark green colour to it. Repeat the process above with fresh alcohol a few more times to get the most out of your buds or trim. Eventually, the extract will start appearing more clear in colour, a sign that the material is now spent.

The first requires using food-safe alcohol to extract CBD from hemp plant material. The second, which has become popular due to the gentle process involved, utilises natural plant oils to extract CBD. Hemp seed, olive, and coconut oils are popular choices here and are fairly effective solvents.

STEP 3

Keep stirring the extract for 15–20 minutes while the alcohol evaporates. The mixture should turn extremely viscous.

Making DIY CBD oil at home is pretty easy if you have the right ingredients. It will by no means be as powerful or as potent as professionally extracted and produced CBD oil (which is actually quite an in-depth and complicated process), but with a few easy steps, you can still harness some of the power hemp has to offer.

If you’re ready to get to it, you’ll first have to decide which method you want to go with. There are two options for amateurs, and choosing one over the other won’t make an extreme difference. However, there is a difference, and both options have their pros and cons.

Place your decarbed buds or trim into the mixing bowl and pour in enough alcohol to completely submerge the plant matter. Use the wooden spoon to stir the material for 5–10 minutes. During this time, the alcohol will pull out the desired constituents such as CBD and terpenes. Stirring will help to accelerate the process and dislodge the trichomes that produce these substances.