Medical Cannabis Oil – A Patient’s Guide
From the moment we announced we’d be selling oils, our patients have been asking for more information.
Cannabis oil is a concentrated substance extracted from the cannabis plant. WeedMD’s oils are diluted with medium-chain triglycerides (MCT) oil. MCT is a pharmaceutical grade natural oil used widely in food and is known for being flavourless and odourless.
The extraction process leaves behind an oily consistency that contains a high concentration of the active compounds, or cannabinoids, most commonly referred to as Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and Cannabidiol (CBD).
Medical cannabis oils can be ingested in a number of ways and they do not have to be smoked or vaporized. Patients can use drops under the tongue, mix the oil in a spoonful of food, or incorporate the oil into a favourite recipe.
It is important to note that while the effects from smoked or vaporized products can be immediate, oils are processed through the digestive system, which means there could be a delay in the onset of effects. With cannabis oil, physicians recommend patients always wait 4-6 hours before administrating an additional dose. However, cannabis oils may provide longer-lasting relief, generally about 8-12 hours.
WeedMD’s line of medical cannabis oils are called ENTOURAGE™ and AXIS™. We’ve developed and perfected our oil products based on the concept of whole plant medicine. Through our ethanol extraction process, we utilize the full spectrum of therapeutic compounds that cannabis has to offer, which allows more of the cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids to be present for a wide range of health benefits.
The ENTOURAGE™ line is specially formulated for our patients under the ACMPR program. Named after the Entourage Effect – a term used to describe oil with the full spectrum of compounds that cannabis has to offer. It is available in three offerings: High THC oil; Hybrid – equal concentrations of THC and CBD oil; and high CBD oil.
The AXIS™ line is specially formulated to meet the needs of seniors, offering a high CBD content for those wanting relief of pain and inflammation. It is also available in high THC oil and a Hybrid variant – equal concentrations of THC and CBD oil. The AXIS™ line allows health care professionals to dispense the oils using graduated bottles and 1ml syringes for ease of administration, which facilitates accurate and consistent dosing.
Our main goal is always to provide our patients with products that enhance quality of life.
Always consult with your physician to see if medical cannabis is right for you.
Coming soon: Blog post about our oil production and the unique ethanol extraction method we use.