Cannabis oils are highly concentrated extracts, they are generally made by adding cannabis plant material to a solvent, after the solvent has extracted the cannabinoids the solvent is then evaporated away leaving behind the extracted cannabinoid oil.
Types of Cannabis Oil
Rick Simpson Oil aka RSO
Refers to the oil promoted as a cure by cancer sufferer Rick Simpson, it is made by extracting cannabinoids by the use of a solvent, such oils are high in cannabinoid content. The use of the name ‘Hemp Oil’ to describe this extraction is confusing to say the least (see below). Rick’s process and instructional videos are available on his site
Naptha, Acetone, Ethanol and Isopropyl have all been used as solvents in the above process
Hemp Seed Oil
Usually referred to as ‘Cold Pressed’ this oil is made by ‘pressing’ cannabis hemp seeds, the extracted oil is very healthy and nutritious but it is not the ‘cancer curing’ oil promoted by Rick Simpson as the seeds do not contain cannabinoids.
Is Quick Wash Isopropyl, which literally means a ‘quick wash’ which is typically under a minute, this method produces a very high quality oil with a high cannabinoid content
Full Extract Cannabis Oil, differs from QWISO as the cannabis has more of a soak than a wash, F.E.C.O. fans often use Everclear® a 190° proof Grain Alcohol. It produces a very good quality oil
from wiki “Hash oil is a resinous matrix of cannabinoids produced by a solvent extraction of cannabis. Hash oil is a concentrated product with a high THC content, which generally varies between 40% and 90%.”
Butane Honey Oil is made by using Butane as a solvent, this is a very dangerous process!
As above, made with bud, very high quality
Another butane extraction, despite the name, Earwax is much sought after