Huge help Gangeefried thank you. Very informative video. I'd rather keep the stoned effects out as much as possible. Very cool site here. I think between Cannabis and H202 life is going to be allot better.
A problem many patients have with RSO (Rick Simpson's Oil) is that it's not very bioavailable
.. meaning a TON of your potency goes 'in one end, and out the other, without absorption, and without providing any benefits!
Even when it's been activated and 'should' provide potent sensations, it often does not... this is because you're not absorbing as much as you otherwise could.
You can achieve the same medicinal benefits, from only a fraction
of the material, if you promote a higher degree of bioavailability before consumption
If you need bioavailable THCA (considered 'non-psychoactive'), then after your cold extraction
, you need to perform a long cold oil process
(several weeks, to months).
If you need bioavailable 'active' THC, you need to decarb
first, before making your concentrate, and then perform a more brief (several hours) heated oil process
The best oils are coconut oil
, and palm kernel oil
, for their high medium-chain triglyceride content, and to a lesser extent, clarified butter
If you need long-chain triglycerides (it's more rare, but some patients do), then you should be using sesame, grapeseed (low temp only), or olive oil.
If you are looking to NOT
'feel' so medicated or doped up, but you'd like to experience the medicinal benefits of cannabis, these links, and an excerpt from a different thread (helping a man care for his elderly father, who suffers from Parkinson's
) should help you...
----------------------BadKat's Highly Activated & Bioavailable, Med-Grade Canna Oil Med-Grade Canna Oil BadKat's Highly Activated & Bioavailable, Med-Grade Hash Oil
(same as capsule recipe, oil can also be used for cooking) Med-Grade Hash Oil Glycerin Tincture
'Inactive' (but medicinally active
) THCA: Important Notes on Activation, and Desired Outcome (useful for MS, Parkinson's and other potentially frail patients) Terpene Information
THCA is the less or non-psychoactive precursor, to psychoactive THC.
Older, frail patients suffering from Parkinson's, MS and similar ailments, should be started on an 'inactive' THCA oil or tincture...
Unless of course they've had somewhat-recent, (and positive) past experiences with smoking cannabis... or in other words, if he's had experience with smoking or eating 'active' THC.
Many patients with MS, Parkinson's, or other frail conditions, who have not experienced 'activated' (or potent-feeling) cannabis, often find the 'therapeutic doses' to be much too strong, sensation-wise.
When your cannabis has been 'activated' you receive the powerful (sensation-wise) THC, versus what many see as 'inactive' THCA, which provides little to no noticeable sensation... but however
, THCA is no less powerful medicinally, in many aspects
, and still has wonderful: anti-spasmodic
and other beneficial properties!
"“THCA” =D9-THCA = Delta9-THCA A: D9-tetrahydrocannabinol acid
– This is the precursor to THC and is typically the most abundant cannabinoid produced in most plants grown at present. (Dried cannabis typically contains 15-25% THCA.) A large fraction (but not all ) of the THCA converts to THC upon strong heating (> 200°F). The amount converted depends on the details of the temperature and timing. THCA has been shown to have anti-spasmodic and anti-proliferative (anti-cancer) properties, as well as evidence of anti-inflammatory activity
. (In fact, there are other acid forms of THC, but they are almost always present in only very small quantities. THCA A and THCA B differ only in the placement of the carboxylic acid group. THCA A is almost always the version referred to when no designation is made.)
“THC"= “D9-THC” = Delta9-THC = D9-tetrahydrocannabinol
– Thought to be the most psychoactive of the cannabinoids and largely attributed with many beneficial medical properties, such as pain relief, appetite stimulation, anti-spasmodic properties, anti-emetic properties and many more. Plants don’t produce this compound directly. (Dried plant material contains only a few percent THC.) It is produced from THCA (see next entry) by heating or exposure to UV light. Not all THCA ends up as THC. Heating has been shown to convert at most about 70% of the THCA into THC. The “D9” in the name indicates the specific location of a carbon-carbon double-bond in one of the rings" - Some Medicinal Properties of Cannabinoids | halentlabs.com
So, if you produce a bioavailable blend of, what many recreational users
see as, 'inactive' THCA, he can receive MUCH higher doses
, without feeling very or even at all stoned!
In this way, frail patients can remain alert, aware and comfortable, while still receiving both unique benefits, and many of the same medicinal benefits as the 'more-active' THC (and even more
benefits, from the undamaged terpenes, which normally would be very seriously degraded upon exposure to heat!)
The only problem, is that a cold oil or tincture
can take weeks to make.
A cold glycerin extraction
can be performed as well, but takes several months.
----------------- **** If you go for a cold recipe.. here are suggestions to speed things up **** :
I would suggest a cold grain (drinking) alcohol extraction, using whatever cannabis/material you have available.
Alcohol is a much healthier
option, and leaves behind fewer impurities, than the 'naptha' and butane used during some extractions.
*** If he can't tolerate alcohol, do not worry: there will be no alcohol
in the finished product!
*** It is important that the temperature remains as low as possible for the duration of the process, preferably below 80 f.
This will rapidly begin the process of breaking down that glandular material, in such a way that it can almost immediately pass through a coffee filter... it is still not
yet broken down enough, nor is it a complete enough solution, and as such it is only partially, but not yet fully
bioavailable within the human body.
Before the alcohol evaporates, add grapeseed, sesame, or olive oil. Evaporate the alcohol near either an open window, or in a well-ventilated room, with a fan
aimed at the surface.
A flat dish of alcohol will evaporate much more rapidly, than a tall cup!
Once the alcohol is gone, and you are left with a blend of cannabinoid/terpene concentrate, and either sesame, grapeseed or olive oil, you should then blend in gently-warmed liquiefied coconut oil, and continue mixing with further heating, blending as well as possible. Use roughly 50%coconut oil, versus the other previously mentioned oil/s... if you blend frequently enough, it should stay relatively liquid.
This should be placed in the freezer for a minimum
of two days, or as long as week, in the coldest area of your freezer (near the ice-cube maker, or the shelf intended for trays of ice-cubes). Freezing helps to disrupt cellular integrity, allowing the miniscule particles and clumps of glandular material to break down even further, and upon warming to room temperature it will more easily become bioavailable in only a matter of weeks, rather than a matter of months, and months.
This oil should not produce a 'high', except when taken in ridiculously high doses, by people with very low tolerance.
If you used decent flowers, he should begin with less than 0.20g. Take into consideration how much material you used to make your oil, if you used 5 grams, then you've got 25 doses.
You can use as much, or as little oil-to-herb as you like... but remember, do not cook with it, or it will begin to 'activate' your THCA, turning some of it into the more powerful, sensation-wise, THC! - BKS