The Ultimate Guide to Cannabis Oils

Cannabis extracts, concentrates and oils serve as an umbrella term under which you can find a variety of products – hash, CBD Oils, tinctures, vape oil, dabs and others. A concentrate, extract or oil is a product derived from the hemp flower by processing into a concentrated form. However, each type of CBD oil is different and unique.

The question is that why you should consider concentrates when you have already tried the bud. While the flower is good, there are reasons to explore other alternatives available in extract form.

  • You need not smoke extracts. Most people ingest or vaporize concentrates to get a smoke-less dose.
  • CBD Oils are efficient. One can achieve the desired effect with a lesser product.
  • Cannabis extracts are refined. Cannabinoids and essential oils are separated from the plant material to give a clean, smooth vape.

Types of Cannabis Oils

Let us discuss the types of cannabis concentrate options available to consumers. Here is a broad categorization of the cannabis oils to familiarize you with the types:

  • CBD Oils are non-intoxicating products popularly used to treat a number of health conditions. It is sold in the form of capsules or tinctures.
  • THC Oil refers to intoxicating oils which are also used medicinally but come with euphoric effects. THC-infused oils are available in various forms, the most popular of them being solids which can be vaped, capsules and tinctures.
  • Ingestible Oils are activated oils that you can consume with food and drinks or in the capsule form.
  • Vaporizer Cartridges are simple to use, portable oil attachments that work with a battery. It is actually an e-cig but with cannabis.

Finding the Right Cannabis Product for you

Each of the cannabis extracts serves a unique purpose and type of consumers. Considering these factors, our recommendations for the use of concentrates and CBD Oils are:

  • Beginners – Those who are new to the world of cannabis extracts can start with low doses of CBD and hemp oil, Kief, Rick Simpson Oil, Vape oil, tinctures, ingestible oil capsules, hash and other forms of cannabis extracts to see what works best for them. These extracts are administered differently and work differently in the body. Effects of these products are also different and each person experiences them in a unique way.
  • Intermediate – Users who are ready to try something more than vape pens and tinctures can look for additional cannabis extracts to see how they work for them. Solvent-based extracts like BHO, CO2 Oil, Distillate and others are extracted through different processes and can be consumed through vape cartridges or dabs. The other types of extracts are solventless like dry sift, ice water hash, rosin and others.
  • Expert – True cannabis enthusiasts can try cutting-edge products like trim run, nug run, live resin, full spectrum extracts, isolates, sauce, diamonds and others to experience the best of cannabis effects in a variety of ways. These high-quality extracts offer the benefits and effects that only a connoisseur can appreciate.

San Francisco to Become the First City to Ban Vape Sales

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted to ban the sale of vaping products until the FDA approves them. Though it requires one more vote, results will remain unchanged. The prohibition of CBD Vape sales has been unanimously approved. This law bans the sale in city stores as well as online sale into the city. However, combustible cigarettes will not be banned.

As written by a famous tobacco control expert, Michael Siegal, any leader who is serious about preventing the youth from smoking would not declare a ban allowing cigars on the shelves without any further restrictions.

According to the City Attorney, the legislation has taken a reasoned approach. It does not ban the e-cigs right away. It simply means that if a tobacco product requires FDA approval to be available in the market, it cannot be sold in San Francisco until it gets that approval.

As there is so much doubt if the FDA will approve it, no CBD vape manufacturer would submit the product to the agency. It could cost millions to comply with the requirements through analysis and research as demanded by the agency for premarket tobacco application. The agency has not even issued the final guidance for PMTA after three years of announcing the rule.

The ban in San Francisco is an answer to the popularity of JUUL and the associated teen vaping fad. However, losing sales in the city would hardly affect the company’s bottom line. It hasn’t even made any plans to move out; JUUL has recently purchased a 28-story building for office costing about $400 million in the city. It stated that it would eventually acquire the whole building while maintaining the headquarters in San Francisco.

CBD VapingAs a way to overturn the ban, the controversial vape manufacturer has led a ballot initiative. Question is put to voters after acquiring the essential resident permissions. If it passes, the vape sales in the city would start again. Anti e-cig activists will get validated in the belief that as long as the concern is for kids, you can distort the facts as you see right. In fact, as the ban takes seven months to come into practice after the mayor signs it into law, it is possible that it gets voided before it even starts. The ballot measure is presented as a Big Tobacco trick by opponents. Anti-vaping organizations will also do the same thing. The co-sponsor of the ban, Shamann Walton said that we have spent the entire 90s fighting big tobacco and now it has come in a new form of e-cigarettes.

This is what exactly took place in California. Numerous cities across the state have banned flavored CBD vape in the name of protecting kids. Beverly Hills is one of those cities which has banned all the tobacco products though exempted cigars being used in private clubs and luxurious hotels. The city of San Francisco has now brought up the familiar concern ‘What about the children?’ to become the first city in the nation to pass legislation which effectively encourages people to keep smoking.