Everything You Want to Know about Cannabis Pills
Cannabis products are usually consumed by smoking the leaves or flowers of the marijuana plants. Although this is a potent method to get the cannabinoids into your bloodstream, it has all the disadvantages of smoking regular tobacco products, including the danger of lung cancer and general damage to your respiratory system.
For this reason, many prefer to take their dose of cannabinoids in the form of safe Cannabis Oil Pills.
With cannabis oil pills, you can get all the benefits of typical medical marijuana use without the side effects of smoking.
Typically preferred by people who suffer from respiratory problems, young children and those who want to protect their health, these pills are a safer, arguably better way to get your THC and CBD dose.
Cannabis Oil Pills vs. Smoking Marijuana
Aside from smoking being a general health hazard, there are plenty more reasons why taking your cannabinoids in pill form might be better for you. Here are some examples:
- Pills have a steadier dosage. It’s never certain how much THC and CBD you will get from each marijuana plant. With the oil, you receive a steady and predictable result.
- Pills don’t smell. Not everyone wants the smell of smoked cannabis in their home, both for social reasons and personal preference.
- Pills don’t ruin your home. Smoking anything in your home will cause walls to yellow and fabrics to deteriorate and will give your home a dirtier look.
It is absolutely recommended that children should never smoke cannabis. When they need to be medicated with THC, it is best to choose an edible oil or pill.
Also, if you suffer from asthma or other respiratory illnesses, you should never smoke your medical cannabis, because it might actually make your symptoms worse.
The main reason why cannabis oil pills are so popular is the many actual health benefits offered by the cannabinoids THC and CBD.
The Amazing Benefits of Cannabis Oil Pills
Cannabis contains many cannabinoids, but those that interest us the most medically are THC and CBD.
THC is the most sought after substance in cannabis as it is the main psychoactive agent. THC causes the brain to release more dopamine, which causes a state of euphoria, relaxation and a high. There are side effects to taking THC, and it is an addictive substance. Always ask your physician before choosing to medicate yourself with cannabis.
CBD, on the other hand, is a non-psychoactive cannabinoid that offers many of the benefits of THC without causing confusion or a high. It has very few and insignificant side effects and is a legal supplement in all states.
- Both THC and CBD offer you…
- Potent Anxiety Relief (THC rarely can cause paranoia as a side effect)
- Less Stress
- Nausea Relief (ideal for patients undergoing chemo)
- Pain Relief
- Reduced Inflammation
There is no scientific proof yet that cannabis oil pills cure cancer, asthma, multiple sclerosis or epilepsy. Research has shown results in mice that suffered from cancer, but studies on humans are still underway.
Stay tuned because new cannabidiol research results are published every day and CBD might still be holding even more secrets!
How are Cannabis Oil Pills made?
It is actually quite easy to make cannabis capsules.
First, you have to choose the cannabis strain that is most likely to contain the right amount of THC and CBD to help soothe your symptoms. It is best to choose a high-CBD and low-THC strain at first.
The flowers of your cannabis strain need to be baked. Around 5.5 to 7 grams of cannabis needs to be placed in an aluminum foil bowl and baked in the oven at 225 degrees Fahrenheit for 20 minutes.
The baked cannabis is ground into a fine powder and added to coconut oil. Seven grams of cannabis need a tablespoon of oil. More oil makes the pills lighter, and less oil makes them more potent.
Heating the mixture in a slow cooker for 3-6 hours is the next step. The oil is then placed in the large end of a capsules and sealed.
After the capsules are dried off, they are ready to be consumed. Cannabis oil pills need to be refrigerated to last longer.
Side Effects of Cannabis Oil Pills
Since most of these pills contain quite enough THC to cause a high, there might be some unpleasant side effects in some cases, like paranoia, memory loss (short term), confusion, lack of energy, extreme sleepiness/drowsiness, lack of focus, and sadness.
You may also experience dry mouth and dry eyes.
You should always ask your physician first before medicating yourself with any cannabis product.
So what is your opinion on cannabis oil pills? Do you have something to add to our article? We look forward to reading your replies in the comment section below!