Cannabis Oil Buyers Guide

Getting medicine from the doctor is one thing. But when it comes to cannabis oil, many patients rely on the illegal circuit, themselves or a cannabis social club. 

Most cannabis oils come with no leaflet. There are, however, a number of things to keep in mind when making or buying cannabis oil. 

Not all cannabis oils are the same

Aspirin is aspirin, there is little difference. However, cannabis oil is not always the same. That’s because of the different variables involved in the production of cannabis extracts. And to make it even more confusing, they are all called cannabis oil. 

You have to deal with various cannabis strains and cannabinoids, extraction methods, solvents and dilutions.

As a result, there are many possible combinations, each of which produces a different effect. When you are going to make your own cannabis oil, for example, or purchase homemade cannabis oil, it is important to know which of these combinations you are getting, and what kind of oil it is.

THC, CBD, and terpenes

One of the most important factors in the effect and efficacy of cannabis oil is the genetics, or cannabis strain, used. The cannabis strain used has a huge influence on the effect of cannabis oil. 

This has to do with the active substances present in the cannabis plant, which therefore also end up in the cannabis oil.

To start, we’ll look at the main cannabinoids in the cannabis plant, a group of plant chemicals that includes THC and CBD. Two very different substances, both of which are important to the effects of cannabis oil.

However, the specific medicinal effects of a strain are determined not only by cannabinoids but also by terpenes. These are the aromatic substances that influence the effect of the active substances THC or CBD. 

This is also called the entourage effect. It means that the cannabinoids work synergistically with the terpenes and are much more potent together than in isolation. This entourage effect only occurs by using so-called full-spectrum cannabis oil containing both terpenes and cannabinoids.

Sativa vs. Indica

There are many hundreds – if not thousands – of cannabis strains to be found. Yet these strains are mainly divided into the categories of sativa and indica. In general, sativa strains give a more uplifting effect that you notice in your head. Perfect for people with depression, but less suitable against anxiety or pain.

Indica plants are calming, pain relieving and you feel more in the body. An indica cannabis strain is characterized by a higher concentration of the terpene myrcene. This substance makes oil from indica or indica dominant cannabis strains, an effective sedative and sleep aid.

Extraction Methods

Making a clean and safe cannabis extract does not have to be difficult. However, it is important to use the right products and to work hygienically. There are numerous ways to extract the active substances from cannabis.

Private individuals often use alcohol extraction. This involves briefly rinsing the cannabis in pure consumption alcohol to get the active ingredients into the alcohol. By allowing the alcohol to evaporate afterwards, a pure cannabis extract remains.

On an industrial scale, cannabis oil is usually made using liquid CO2 as a solvent. 

This produces a very clean product, with many terpenes and cannabinoids retained. In the low countries, this really only concerns the full-spectrum CBD oil that you can legally purchase. 

But beware because not all CBD oil is a full-spectrum oil. Often a pure CBD isolate is used to dissolve in edible oil. This oil contains only CBD and is less effective medicinally.

Making cannabis oil with coconut oil

Another and very safe method of making cannabis oil at home is by using coconut oil. By simmering the cannabis in coconut oil over low heat for several hours, the active ingredients in the cannabis dissolve in the fats in the coconut oil. This method also does not require anything to be evaporated.

Diluting and dosing

When it comes to cannabis oil, people often talk about the percentage of active ingredients, but this is irrelevant to how it works. Only to know if you are paying a fair price does it make sense to calculate how much THC you are getting per dollar. 

After all, two drops of cannabis oil with 14 percent THC is the same as one drop with 28 percent THC – Destination Smoke.

It is more important to slowly build up your dosage to the desired effect. If you ingest a lot of THC without having built up a tolerance for it, you can experience an unpleasant feeling. Especially when you are not used to it. 

Fortunately, overdosing on cannabis or cannabis oil never leads to death. If you have ever ingested too much cannabis oil, read these tips to know how to get rid of an unwanted high feeling.

A pure extract makes dosing very difficult. Mainly because the active ingredients are concentrated and therefore each drop is very strong. 

By diluting your extract with a cooking oil or grease you make it less strong, and therefore easier to dose. Many people use a dilution of 1 part pure cannabis oil to 4 parts kitchen oil.

You can find different products to dilute your cannabis oil with. Once you have found a good dilution, it is very handy to store your cannabis oil in capsules. This way you have a self-standardized medicine that gives exactly the desired effect.

Top Strains to Try Regardless of What You’re Up To

On your own terms, enjoy these cannabis strains! Premium flower, 510 vape carts, and Pax Era Pods are all available at Caliva.

With so many cannabis strains available (and more being developed all the time), it’s easy to believe you’ll never get to sample them all! While this isn’t always a bad thing (not all strains are for everyone), it is at the very least useful to know which strains are a must-try. If you’re anything like us, you definitely have a favourite strain that you reach for depending on your mood or what’s on your to-do list. That’s why we’ve compiled a short selection of our favourite strains to explore depending on your plans for the day…or night! These strains come in a variety of forms, making them extremely convenient no matter what you prefer–and they’re all accessible at Caliva.

Select a Technique

Why should cannabis consumption be any different? We all want choices, so why should cannabis consumption be any different?
Before we get into the strains themselves, we should mention that both Alien OG and Sour Diesel Lemon Kush are available in three different delivery systems. That’s right, we’ve given you the option of smoking the flower or vaping it. Talk about ease of use. Because you may like the old school roll of a joint one day and the quiet puff of a vape the next. We understand! We’ve all had those days where we change our clothes four times before leaving the home, so you’re definitely looking for a little more diversity when it comes to checking out new marijuana strains.

Flower of the highest quality

Caliva’s Alien OG and Sour Diesel Lemon Kush (often known as “SDLK”) are premium flower options. Caliva’s plants are carefully cultivated from seed to sale, indoor grown and expertly constructed every step of the way, so you know you’re receiving the best. Every bud is hand-trimmed and packed to preserve freshness and the terpene and cannabinoid characteristics that have made them so popular. Prepare to be blown away by the aroma as you open the eighth jar of this quality bloom!

Alien OG and Sour Diesel Lemon Kush are also available in Caliva’s Fresh Flower Vapes if you prefer a vape cart. These high-potency vapes are created entirely of cannabis and are intended to be extremely powerful. These carts deliver a true-to-flower taste and experience, as well as an amazingly smooth hit. All Caliva Fresh Flower Vape products contain single-source terpenes extracted directly from the premium flower strains described above, all in a 510 vape cart for simplicity.

Do you own a Pax Era or Pax Era Pro? Alien OG and Sour Diesel Lemon Kush flavours are now available in PAX Era pods. You may now enjoy your favourite strains on this simple gadget that is favoured by cannabis users worldwide because to its exact settings (including dose amount and temperature preferences) and consistent, tasty taste as the newest addition to the Caliva family.

While we’re on the subject of delectable vapes, we have even more options for you if you’re not set on a single strain. Daybreak, Kiss the Sky, Afternoon Delight, and Pillow Talk, among our Classic Vapes, are now available in 510 vape carts and Pax Era Pods. You may genuinely choose your own trip now that these flavours are accessible in two devices.…

Cannabis presents for stoner parents and health mommies alike are perfect for Mother’s Day.

Garden Society is a cannabis confections company started by two women who are also mothers. Their handcrafted cannabis pre-rolls and chocolates are prepared with materials that are properly sourced and sustainable.

For The Mom Who Needs More Sleep: Garden Society’s delectable milk chocolates with sea salt are the perfect way to relax, unwind, and get a good night’s sleep for the mommies in your life.

Garden Society’s spiced dark chocolates with chilli are the perfect mood-lifting complement as you huddle with mom tribe for a night out.

For the Mother Who Requires a Relaxing Effect: The calmness we know and love from CBD is increased by a touch of THC in Garden Society’s High CBD Rosettes, which use a classic cannabis strain farmed for centuries in California for its medicinal qualities.

Garden Society goods are accessible in California at select dispensaries and delivery partners

 

Kikoko Tea is a Japanese tea that originated in Japan.

 

Amanda Jones and Jennifer Chapin founded Kikoko in 2015 after a friend with cancer couldn’t locate reliable, low-dose cannabis products. From sleep, quiet, and focus to energy and play, their many cannabis-infused teas, mints, tinctures, and honey provide a variety of advantages to moms everywhere. Women being themselves, speaking up, doing new things, and living openly and fearlessly are central to their brand.

Kikoko Sympa-tea is for all mothers who bear the world on their shoulders. Sympa-tea produces muscle and mental relaxation with a high dose of CBD and a low level of THC, making it the ideal antidote to stress and anxiety reduction. Sympa-tea is the finest massage you could give your mother on Mother’s Day, thanks to the anti-inflammatory properties of turmeric, ginger, and licorice root. $6 per single pouch or $44 for a can of ten. To find a dispensary near you, go to www.kikoko.com.

 

Sriracha with Potli cannabis infusion

 

Potli’s Cannabis-Infused Sriracha is a fiery, playful spin on this cult favourite Vietnamese hot sauce for moms who love to cook or just like it hot. This extra special sauce is delicious on noodles, dumplings, eggs, and pretty much any meal or snack, and it also improves mood and creativity. It has 100mg of THC each bottle (0.85mg per dropper, 5mg per tsp) and is nano-emulsified with OG Kush, Lemon Skunk, and Purple Train Wreck strains for a high heat culinary experience. Potli, which has been featured in Vani

ty Fair, Bon Appetit, Elle, Forbes, and Rachael Ray, is bringing cannabis and its non-psychoactive cousin CBD out of the weed world and into the wellness world. Potli can be found here.

Mellows’ Assorted Flavors 12-Piece Handcrafted Marshmallows just won the Emerald Cup’s “Sweet Edibles” category. Birthday Cake, Strawberry Shortcake, and Brown Butter Sage are among the

three delightful and nostalgic tastes included in the package, which is ideal for giving. From the canna-curious to the discerning edibles enthusiast, they’re a one-of-a-kind delicacy. The original low-dose recipe has 5mg THC per piece, making them a delightful little indulgence for those times when Mom simply wants to unwind. Mellows cannabis confections have been handcrafted in San Francisco since 2015 and are infused with full-spectrum, solventless ice water hash. Mellows can be found all over California.

 

Chocolate OARA

 

Give Mom a 20-piece package of Probiotic Cannabis Chocolates from OARA Chocolate: They’re crafted with rich, creamy, never-bitter artisan dark chocolate and are 100 percent organic, low-sugar, vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, and GMO-free for guilt-free indulgence. Ch

oose from THC Rich with 5mg THC and CBD Rich with 8mg CBD and 1mg THC (non-psychoactive) (psychoactive). F

or simple sharing and travel, each chocolate is individually wrapped and micro-dosed.

Full-spectrum cannabis oil from Sun+Earth certified regenerative California farms and shelf-stable probiotic Bacillus coagulans enhance digestion and immunity while lowering inflammation in these two-time Emerald Cup-winning chocolates. Visit https://www.getsava.com/brands/oara to place an order for delivery.

 

COMFORT Dry Oil Sweet Releaf

 

Sweet Releaf’s COMFORT Warms Dry Oil roll-on, a recent Emerald Cup award winner, is great for active moms who enjoy walking, hiking, biking, swimming, dancing, practising yoga, or any other pleasurable activity that moves their bodies and brings them joy. Didi Davis, the mother and founder of Sweet Releaf, says she takes either the COMFORT Warms or COMFORT Cools formula with her when she goes swimming or to the beach. “It’s lighter to carry while yet being strong enough to alleviate aches, bruises, wounds, and scrapes while on the go.”

Sweet Releaf, which began in a grandmother’s kitchen, blends a high concentration of strong raw cannabis trichomes with pure cannabinoids and a special pain-relieving essential oil mixture. Their components are sourced naturally and organically, and their cannabis is sun-grown in California’s Emerald Triangle, tested multiple times, and certified clean. Here’s where you can buy.

 

Face and Hair Potions by Frigg

Frigg’s motto is excellent for moms everywhere: Stress Less Beauty, which is owned and operated by mover and shaker Kimberly Dillon (previously of cannabis powerhouse Papa & Barkley).

Her Attuning Face Potion is a super-hydrating face tonic that helps to rebalance strained skin. This antioxidant- and omega-rich treatment improves the skin’s natural defence while smoothing the appearance of fine wrinkles and reducing dullness, thanks to a botanical blend of oils that includes broad-spectrum hemp-derived CBD, sea buckthorn, and squalene. As a result, your skin will be vibrant and resilient. The Detox Market sells it for $60 online.

To help Mom rejuvenate dry, unmanageable hair (and scalp! ), pair it with Frigg’s multi-purpose Attuning Hair Potion. A balancing blend of antioxidant-rich baobab, cannabidiol, cannabigerol, and castor oils soothes itching patches and moisturises dry ends to enhance overall hair health. A relaxing herbal blend of rosemary, cedarwood, and sweet basil essential oils relieves any tension. The Detox Market sells it for $45 online.…

Are you ready to give up your day job in favour of a cannabis-related career?

This free event will assist you in making the transition.

Have you been daydreaming of a new job? You’re not the only one who feels this way.

As the pandemic fades and we rise from our WFH hazes, many of us are considering not only changing jobs, but possibly changing industries as well.

If you’ve ever wondered if a cannabis-related job is appropriate for you, now is the time to find out!

We spoke with Zach Carson about the Cannabis Career Summit, which will take place virtually on May 6th, 2021.

The Cannabis Career Summit’s mission is to help job seekers better understand the reality and intricacies of the cannabis industry, discover what skills and qualifications they’ll need to stand out, and showcase the industry’s top executives and companies. It’s also F-R-E-E!

Let’s get started with the interview without further ado.

Hello, Zach! Tell us a little about yourself and how the Cannabis Career Summit has helped you.
I’m the founder and CEO of Imaginal This, a firm that helps values-driven businesses create positive brand culture through events and experiential marketing. I’m the executive producer of Green Flower’s Cannabis Career Summit, and I’m in charge of forming agreements with schools of higher learning that provide Green Flower-powered cannabis certification programmes. The first event will be held virtually on May 6, 2021, in collaboration with Western Washington University. The summit will feature experts from Washington’s cannabis sector and universities sharing their experience with students and professionals interested in working in the cannabis industry.

What is a normal day at work for you?
Hustle! When it comes to putting in long hours, the cannabis industry is no joke. Professional cannabis professions have required grit, adaptability, ingenuity, and continual evolution since the move to the legal market. Due to federal policies that hinder cannabis enterprises from operating, normal company operations such as social media, online advertising, and email newsletters are routinely taken down or blocked. Cannabis businesses are unable to use banks, must distribute their products in dedicated vehicles, are subject to greater taxes, and cultivators must bear increased costs and taxes in order to flourish — it’s a tremendous problem!

At the same time, we are building the plane as we fly it, as we say in the business, and the work we are doing now is laying the groundwork for a vast and vital industry to come. As a result, it is extremely gratifying, and there are never any dull moments. Working with Green Flower is also fantastic; they have an incredible culture, a creative and supportive team, and they encourage their employees to take true ownership of their projects. This type of company culture is uncommon in the cannabis industry, and it makes working with them far more pleasurable and productive.

What made you decide to conduct a cannabis career summit?
The legalisation movement is sweeping the country! With new markets opening every day and new business opportunities around every turn, the cannabis industry is poised to become one of the largest in the United States. With this opportunity comes a lack of education and experience, making it difficult for job searchers to prepare for or create a career in this field.

Green Flower has created education and credential programmes to address this void, and as cannabis legalisation becomes more mainstream, schools and institutions are understanding the value of preparing their students for these opportunities. This career summit aims to help job seekers better understand the reality and intricacies of the cannabis sector, as well as learn what skills and qualifications they’ll need to stand out, and to highlight the industry’s top executives and companies.

What challenges and possibilities do women who want to work in the cannabis industry face?
Historically, white males were the primary drivers of the cannabis economy. However, as the industry advances, gender and race diversity has become a vital component of developing effective teams. We are seeing an increase in the number of women and people of colour in positions of leadership; we are seeing investors seeking to support companies that make diversity an integral part of their culture; and there are concerted efforts by brands, activists, and the industry to re-calibrate their hiring to better reflect the diversity on which this country and industry were founded.

What are some ways to make a resume stand out and indicate that someone is qualified if they have never worked in the cannabis industry before?
Attending one of Green Flowers’ Cannabis Career Summits is an excellent place to begin. The conference, which will take place in Washington, will include cannabis industry and university experts sharing their knowledge with students and professionals interested in entering the cannabis job market. The summit will serve as a springboard for employment in the cannabis business as well as ongoing education for practitioners and industry insiders. Business, agriculture, medicine, and law are among the programmes available. Because these certificates are new to the business, they’re a terrific method to obtain experience, knowledge, and help you stand out in a congested and growing job market.

Is there a woman in the cannabis sector who you consider a mentor or someone who inspires you?
There are a lot! Dr. Rachel Knox is a cannabinoid medicine specialist, a clinical endocannabinologist, and a cannabis and psychedelic health equity regulatory consultant. Her dedication to reform includes educating communities of colour about the role entheogens can play in closing the Minority Health Disparity Gap, as well as the broader ways in which cannabis can improve the overall health of these communities through promoting health equity.

Elizabeth Hogan, co-founder of GCH Inc., the company that owns Willie Nelson’s cannabis brands, is a real badass who is also one of the most fun people I know.

Tina Gordon of Moon Made Farms in Humboldt, California, is a spiritual gangster, creative wizard, passionate entrepreneur, and incredible farmer of some of my favourite cannabis strains. I could go on and on about how cannabis, the plant itself, is a feminine force, and …