Updated: Jul 15, 2019
Cannabis oil, also known as full extract cannabis oil, or marijuanaoil, or hash oil, is an essential oil extracted from cannabis flowers. The plant is grown worldwide and the oil is used medicinally for many different conditions, though its use is controversial. Cannabis oil’s use for medicinal purposes was banned in most countries in the 1930s due to concerns over possible abuse. Yet scientists now agree that despite possibilities of mild addiction, the therapeutic value of cannabis oil it too high to ignore.
Cannabinoids, like THC and CBD, are the active ingredients that are responsible for a long list of medicinal benefits. Cannabis oil can be taken by mouth, or inhaled, or used as a suppository or applied topically to alleviate certain conditions in the body. Below are some of the many health benefits of cannabis oil:
Anxiety and stress relief
Cannabis oil is highly popular for the relief of anxiety and stress.
If you need to gain weight for whatever reason, or you simply lack appetite, cannabis oil is said to be able to regulate your appetite and induce hunger. It will also stimulate your digestive system so it can operate at normal levels.
Cannabis oil relieves pain and it is generally recommended for people suffering from chronic pain, chemotherapy pain, inflammation, or even sudden pain.
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Many Other Medicinal Benefits
Cannabis oil is also known to help with treating heart disorders, glaucoma, headaches, migraines, multiple-sclerosis, osteoporosis, epilepsy, neurodegenerative disorders, schizophrenia, obesity and metabolic syndrome disorder and for protecting the skin.
Cannabis oil is also added to perfumes, soaps beauty treatments, candles and in food.
In the USA, the use of cannabis oil is still a federal offense. But by the end of November 2016, 28 states and the District of Colombia allowed its use for medicinal purposes. Usage rules vary from state to state so make sure you know the rules. In many European countries, cannabis oil is allowed for medicinal purposes. But in the United Kingdom, it is still an offence.
Natalya M. Kogan, et al, Cannabinoids in Health and Disease, Dec 2007, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3202504/