What is Cannabis Oil?
Cannabis oil is a general term referred to any oil made from cannabis. Using different extraction processes, manufacturers separate the active chemical compounds that everyone wants – like THC and CBD – and leaves behind the plant matter.
Cannabis oil can be made using a number of different methods, including butane extraction, CO2 extraction and extraction using just heat and pressure. The manufacturer can leave the product as an oil or can convert it into other popular products like wax, budder and shatter.
One of the more popular cannabis oil products today is rosin, which is made by applying heat and pressure to extract the cannabinoids – without the need for solvents or other complex extraction methods.
How to Smoke Cannabis Oil
Cannabis oil is smoked by vaporizing the oil and inhaling the smoke that results. Popular smoking methods include:
Dabbing is one of the best ways to smoke cannabis oil because it ensures that the oil is completely vaporized and none of it is wasted. Most users dab with a specialized rig, which includes a nail that is heated up and the oil dabbed on to vaporize. The vapor is inhaled as it vaporizes. Although dabbing rigs are the most efficient method, it is possible to dab with much simpler tools – like a hot butter knife from the kitchen.
Many vaporizers are designed for smoking cannabis oil and related products. The vaporizer heats up and vaporizes the oil, then the user inhales the smoke. Vape pens, in particular, are a convenient way to smoke cannabis oil in a variety of situations.
Characteristics and Benefits of Smoking Cannabis Oil
One of the main benefits of cannabis oil products is the lack of plant matter. When you smoke oil, you are not inhaling burning plant matter. Another benefit is the concentration of desirable chemicals like THC and CBD. Cannabis oil products tend to be potent, more potent than smoking regular flower.
Medical users find cannabis oil products especially beneficial as they allow for potent dosing without the worry of the smoke inhalation that comes from smoking flower.