Canna Oil is a medical marijuana product made famous by Rick Simpson. It is produced by extracting Cannabinoids from cannabis plant material using a method called CO2 extraction or Supercritical Fluid Extraction. The canna oil can be used to infuse our specially formulated Canna Caps as well as Edibles and Topical products and can also be ingested via consistent dosing using a Vaporiser Pen.
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Canna Oil or Cannabis Oil typically contains a substance known as Tetrahydrocannabinol or commonly known as THC. It is probably the most well known substance of the cannabis plant and it is responsible for the psychoactive response to consuming marijuana. In other words, it gets you high.
People are now gaining a better understanding of the other medicinal benefits of THC, however, and we now realise that there is much more to this chemical than simply getting high. THC is both the most famous and the most controversial cannabinoid contained in marijuana that exists.
Research on THC
Although a full understanding of THC seems to be emerging only recently, there are decades of research behind it that was rarely discussed until now. Studies into THC began more than fifty years ago in Israel and has, of course, expanded to other nations since then. Dr. Raphael Mechoulam was the first scientist able to isolate and synthesize THC from a marijuana plant.
His acquisition of marijuana plants was not exactly legal, although he went around the law by getting the plants from acquaintances of his who worked in law enforcement and had a supply that had been confiscated. His great discovery occurred in 1964 and led to all sorts of other scientific breakthroughs. Despite the legal ambiguity surrounding his work, it nonetheless was awarded all sorts of honors (including the 2011 NIDA Discovery Award).
Despite all of this work and these “new” discoveries surrounding THC and other cannabinoids, THC (and therefore most marijuana) remains illegal across the globe (but this is slowly changing). This is in the face of the logical and well-documented evidence that displays its therapeutic value; nonetheless, the misguided leaders in many different countries continue to fight against the legalisation of medical marijuana.
Is THC dangerous?
Perhaps because of media scare tactics or simply due to misguided perceptions of marijuana and its number one cannabinoid, THC has been a cause for fear for decades. This is entirely incorrect, however. THC is not like chemicals in other types of drugs. While other drugs are harmful to the brain (“neurotoxic”), THC is classified as a “neuroprotectant.” In other words, it works to protect your brain cells from any damage that comes from oxidative stress and inflammation. It even works to spur the growth of new brain cells, called neurogenesis.
Because of these effects and the other effects of THC, it is useful in the treatment or relief of pain, loss of appetite, and depression. That being said, research has shown that THC can have a negative effect on people who are predisposed to be schizophrenic or have anxiety disorders.
Synthetic THC: is it a suitable substitute?
Marinol (dronabinol) is the name of the first pharmaceutical that is a synthetic version of THC. While natural sources of THC remained banned, Marinol was approved by the Food and Drug Administration in 1985 to be legally prescribed to patients who struggle with nausea and vomiting from their chemotherapy treatments.
Other pharmaceuticals of a similar design also exist, including Cesamet (nabilone) and Sativex (nabiximols). Marinol, however, is the most famous (or perhaps infamous) one. There is some controversy, especially among the medical marijuana community, as to whether Marinol is a healthy alternative to the natural versions of THC. In general, it is argued that it does not provide complete relief the way cannabis oil or other products would, because Marinol exclusively contains THC without the 85 or more other small amounts of cannabinoids which when combined may be critical in medical uses.
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