CBD Hash Oil
Everything to know about hash oil.
You may have heard of hash oil before, but you might not know exactly what it is or how to use it. Hash oil is a type of cannabis concentrate that contains many of the same compounds as marijuana (THC, CBD, etc.), but in higher concentrations. That means that a little bit of hash oil goes a long way! In this blog post, we’ll explain what hash oil is, how to use it, and some of the benefits and drawbacks to using this popular cannabis product.
What is CBD Hash Oil?
Hash oil is made by extracting the CBD, THC and other cannabinoids from hemp canabis plant. The resulting product is a very potent liquid that can be smoked, vaporized, or used to make edibles. Hash oil typically has a dark brown or amber color and a thick, viscous consistency. It is also called RSO oil or Rob Simpson Oil. CBD RSO has a higher content of CBD than THC but still will be very potent.
However, more studies have to be conducted to understand more about how they can differentiate and to what length. Certain terpenes can promote stress relief and relaxation, whereas some others might promote acuity and focus. For example, myrcene is commonly found in relaxing cannabis strains like Granddaddy Purple and Blue Dream.
The effect profile for any kind of terpene might change whenever it comes to contact with other compounds in a process called the entourage effect. Again, more research has to be done to understand the impact of each terpene when used in collaboration with other compounds. While there could be mild differences, terpenes can add their value to horticultural art.
Moreover, cannabis could have therapeutic value because of the terpenes. But it will depend on their unique medicinal properties and other features. Many analysis labs test terpene content and you can have an idea about the effects of the strain they might create. Terpenes can open up new medical and scientific areas needed for cannabis research.
How do I Use Hash Oil?
There are many different ways to consume hash oil. The most common method is to smoke or vaporize it. You can also add hash oil to food or drinks (although be aware that the effects will take longer to kick in when consumed this way). Some people also apply hash oil directly to their skin (although we don’t recommend this method as it can be irritating).
Benefits of Using Hash Oil
One of the main benefits of using hash oil is that it provides a more intense high than smoking marijuana alone. Additionally, because hash oil is concentrated, you need less of it to achieve the desired effect. That makes it a more cost-effective option than smoking marijuana buds.
Drawbacks of Using Hash Oil
Despite its many benefits, there are also some potential drawbacks to using hash oil. One of the biggest dangers associated with hash oil is accidental ingestion (especially if you’re making edibles with it). This can happen if you mistake hash oil for another cooking ingredient or if someone else accidentally ingests your stash. If too much hash oil is consumed at once, it can lead to an intense high that can be overwhelming and even scary.
Additionally, because hash oil is so potent, it can be easy to overdo it and wind up feeling sick or uncomfortable. For example, some people experience anxiety or paranoia after consuming too much THC. Others might get dizzy and nauseous. So, start slow when trying out hash oil for the first time! It’s better to err on the side of caution until you know how your body will react.
- Antimicrobial – The ability to stop the growth or kill microorganisms in terpenes is connected with both modern and traditional medicines. And, there are lots of terpenes that have antimicrobial properties.
- Antiplasmodial – Terpenes are believed to have antiplasmodial activities that are quite impressive. With the increase of malarial infections and drug resistance abilities, terpenes have gained more attention towards antiplasmodial activities to a great extent. Terpenes bind to the hemin portion of the infected erythrocytes and eliminate the parasite.
- Antiviral – The emerging viral diseases lead to the research and study for new antiviral agents that are very much effective like the terpenes. Scientists evaluated different types of terpenes to know their exact properties. Among a few of them, monoterpenes gave great results.
- Anticancer – While more results from various studies are awaited, the medicinal benefits of terpenes extend much beyond pathogenic diseases. Terpenes are known for their anticancer properties as well. Terpenes have shown positive results when treating cancer that occurred in the brain, colon, prostate gland, and bones.
Overall, hash oil is a popular cannabis product with many benefits. However, it’s important to use caution when consuming hash oil as it can be easy to overdo it due to its potency. Start slow and pay attention to how your body reacts in order to avoid any unpleasant side effects.
Most common cannabis terpenes:
- Myrcene – It is a terpene that is widely found in certain plants such as thyme, lemongrass, and hops. Even the flowers of the cannabis plant contain myrcene. It is a powerful antioxidant. Research conducted on mice shows that myrcene has similar properties that could be effective in protecting heart tissue.
- Limonene – It is a common type of terpene that most people can recognize by the scent it produces. As the term is self-explanatory, limonene belongs to some fruits such as oranges and lemons for their citrusy smell. Limonene has many therapeutic properties such as antidiabetic, antioxidant, antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and anticancer.
- Caryophyllene – This is the only terpene that is reported to behave as cannabinoids. It means, these compounds can activate your endocannabinoid receptors and provide different types of anti-inflammatory effects. These are found in cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper as well. Caryophyllene has an aroma as that of cloves, woody, spicy, and pepper. It can treat pain, anxiety, depression, and ulcers.
- Terpinolene – As per the researches, terpenes consist of about one-tenth strains of Terpinolene. They are believed to have different types of uplifting effects. These compounds are found in cumin, nutmeg, apples, tea tree, and lilacs too. They have an aroma that of herbal, floral, and piney. The potential therapeutic value of Terpinolene includes anticancer, antifungal, antibacterial, and antioxidant.
- Pinene – It is the most common terpene that you can find in the natural world. Pinene can be found on basil, rosemary, pine needles, parsley, and dill. This compound is very useful in treating pain, asthma, ulcers, inflammation, cancer, and anxiety. Its aroma is pine. And, the potential effects might include memory retention, alertness, and certain THC effects.
- Ocimene – Other than cannabis, these are found in orchids, mangoes, basil, pepper, parsley, and mint. The aroma is woody, herbal, and sweet. Because it smells nice, the compound is widely used in perfume. Some of the therapeutic value includes antibacterial, antiseptic, antifungal, decongestant, and antiviral.
- Linalool – With a floral aroma, this compound promotes calming effect and deep relaxation. Also, it is found in lavender. Therapeutic value includes insomnia, pain, depression, anxiety, and inflammation.
To sum up, terpenes are the elements that are responsible for the way how plants smell. While terpenes are found on many plants, herbs, and fruits, cannabis has them in abundance. Terpenes might prove beneficial to humans. Therefore, researchers continue to study terpenes to understand more about their medicinal and therapeutic uses.