Learn AboutOur Oils Process
CanniMed® Oils are made using only dried cannabis flowers – no leaf, trimmings or waste material is used in our production process. This industry-leading process ensures product consistency, meaning that patients can be confident that each order will be delivered with the same potency, resulting in a consistent dose.
CanniMed® Oils are made using a food-grade alcohol process, which allows for additional research and development into future products for even greater dose flexibility.
Food-grade alcohol is pumped through compressed cannabis flower material, extracting the THCA (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabiolic acid), CBDA (cannabidiolic acid) and other medicinal ingredients. The alcohol and excess water is then removed through evaporation, resulting in a pure cannabis resin.
Olive oil is added at this stage. Once heated, the THCA and CBDA become THC and CBD through a heat-induced reaction called decarboxylation. This process is how the medicinal ingredients in the oils become active, meaning patients do not need to additionally heat the cannabis, like through a vaporizer when herbal cannabis is used.
Additional olive oil is added prior to being bottled to ensure the correct concentrations of THC and CBD. Olive oil was selected as our ‘carrier agent’ because it is the most unlikely product to bring about sensitivities or allergies.
How to Use Cannabis Oils
CanniMed® Oil products are ingested so there is no need to inhale the medication in the form of smoke or vapor. Cannabis oils can be ingested, or droplets can be applied under the tongue and absorbed through the mouth. For a consistent effect, patients should administer each dose in the same way.
CanniMed® Oils are packaged with an oral syringe to measure exactly how much oil is consumed with each dose.
Store cannabis oils at room temperature, in a safe location out of the reach of children.
Benefits of Cannabis Oils
Cannabis oils are gaining in popularity among patients, and will be a welcome change from vapor or smoke in patients with chronic breathing problems resulting from conditions like asthma, chronic bronchitis and emphysema (COPD) or cystic fibrosis. Oils will make dosing more accessible for patients in palliative care as well as those with severe physical disabilities. Children who use cannabis will also prefer this consistent delivery mechanism.