Full extract cannabis oil or FECO are growing in popularity, mainly due to their medicinal properties, but they have other uses as well. Despite their popularity, many people still aren’t sure what exactly they are.
Full extract cannabis oil is mostly extracted from marijuana flowers, but leaves can also be used sometimes. In order to separate cannabis resin from plant matter, a solvent is used in the process. Grain alcohol can be used as a solvent and this is what people making FECO at home do.
Due to its potency, cannabis oil is often used as a primary cannabis medical product. It is prescribed to patients with epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and Parkinson’s disease. Depending on the severity of their illness, they can use up to one gram of cannabis oil per day.
There are other methods of extraction that are also being used in medicine, like butane hash oil (BHO) and CO2-based extractions, which are even more popular than FECO. The difference is that these products are designed for inhalation, while FECO is taken orally.
Some of the potency and aroma are lost in BHO and CO2-based extractions, so many believe that FECO is a superior product.
People who extract FECO at home often use naphtha and petroleum ether as a substitute for grain alcohol in order to extract FECO, but both of these are known to contain carcinogens, so they should be avoided.
FECO is, by far, the most potent cannabis product on the market, thanks to its high concentration of THC and CBD. One of the reasons why it is so powerful medicine is because of something called the entourage effect. Cannabis contains some 113 compounds that are unique to it, like Tetrahydrocannabinol THC, which are called cannabinoids. Many of them possess medicinal properties, but together, they can provide even more significant benefits.
When purchasing full extract cannabis oil, there are several things you need to pay attention to. The most important ones are is the product organic, has it been tested, are there any additives in it, is it made from leaves or flowers, and what cannabinoids does it contain.
Many people make full extract cannabis oil at home, and it is possible to get a high-quality product from them. However, buying it in a dispensary you can ensure that the product has been tested in a laboratory and that it has the advertised cannabinoids content.