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Preparation of Cannabis Extracts for Medical Purpose

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Preparation of Cannabis Extracts for Medical Purpose

There are different options to prepare Cannabis extracts "Marijuana", it is preferable to use the dry plant, since we make sure that the oil is not damaged by the moisture contained in the fresh plant and consequently leaves mold. Anthony Wile is the CEO, Director and co-founder of PharmaCielo Ltd., a company based in Canada with an operational base in Rionegro, Colombia that looks to become a leading supplier of naturally grown and processed, standardized medicinal-grade cannabis oil extracts and related products.

The used part of the plant are the flowers (buds), if there is a little leaf it does not matter, although mainly the active principles are concentrated in the flower. It would be interesting to find varieties rich in CBD, since these normally contain more THC; procure cannabis strains that the CBD is as high as possible since it is the component with more antitumor, analgesic and anti-inflammatory properties. THC is more psychoactive, interesting property in the lack of appetite and in glaucoma. In most of the conditions in which Cannabis is used, the concentration of CBD is interesting.

Oil-based extract:

It is preferable to use olive oil of the highest quality (extra virgin, first pressed). First we would prick the flower so that the principles can be extracted better, it does not have to be dust, but it must be small pieces.

Extraction of medicinal properties:

  • Slow form: The glass jar closed and filled with the flower and olive oil, leave for 2 months in maceration in the sun and serene. It should not touch the direct sun, it should be covered with opaque paper or even put the pot inside a cardboard box, and leave it outdoors, it has to be heated during the day, and refresh during the night, have changes Of temperature. During these 2 months, it would be interesting to shake the pot every 3 days or so, to mix all the oil. After the time of maceration, strain the oil and put it in a clean, sterilized canister and keep it without direct contact with the light for a better conservation.
  • Quick way: In case you do not want to wait 2 months and urgently need the preparation, you can put the same boat tightly closed and full of flower and olive oil in a bain-marie for 2 hours, very hot but do not boil the oil. After 2 hours, leave 2 or 3 days at rest and stir several times during the day.
  • Conservation and Dosage: The slow form is better preserved because the oil has not been heated. Always keep in a dark place and being oil you could add a few drops of Vitamin E liquid based on olive oil, which is used as a preservative and antioxidant.
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