YouTube cannabis oil – beware of online fad
If you enter the words YouTube Cannabis Oil into your browser, you may be pardoned for thinking that it’s easy and safe to make a cannabis oil extract at home. Think again! The methods demonstrated in these videos are questionable at best – dangerous at worst. They will not result in a high-quality cannabis oil, and they could even have explosive or toxic results.
The freedom of information which the internet gives us is a wonderful thing, but we have to be extremely careful of much of the information we find – and the search results for ‘YouTube cannabis oil’ are a case in point that makes the hair of anyone with the slightest knowledge of cannabis oil extraction stand on end!
Although Endoca maintains that supercritical CO2 extraction remains the best way to extract all the goodness from the Cannabis plant, we would like to share this YouTube cannabis oil video, which shows you how to make an extract that will, at least, be safe for human consumption. We by no means recommend it, but if you are unable to get cannabis oil, it will at least offer you a safer option.
A selection of our products
YouTube cannabis oil dangers
Many of the videos you’ll see will tell you to use solvents such as naphtha to produce oil. One video even recommends that you “go down to your paint store and get it there”.
Now ask yourself – would you actually want to ingest something that was extracted using a chemical you picked up at a ‘paint store’? This is hardly a natural extraction process, and it definitely is not non-toxic. If you don’t manage to burn your house down, you’re not going to get a medicinal grade substance from YouTube cannabis oil methods!
While we appreciate and admire the work of Rick Simpson, we cannot feel that the recipes based on his method are safe, and we recommend that you purchase a CO2 extraction instead. If you cannot do so, the ethylene method illustrated in our embedded video link (though not recommended by us in any way) is, at least, safer.
The YouTube cannabis oil videos show people using some juicy looking buds as a basis for their oil extraction. Well and good, but where did those buds come from? Who grew them, and how? What is their cannabinoid content? These are important questions because:
You don’t want pesticide residues in your oil
High THC plant material (common in the US) has had much of the CBD bred out of it, and CBD is an extremely important cannabinoid.
How can you determine the right dosage if you don’t know how much active ingredient (cannabinoid) the plant material contains?
Solvent extractions destroy many of the flavonoids in hemp or marijuana, thereby sacrificing important antioxidants.
Don’t believe everything you read or see
Anyone who has been around the block knows that you shouldn’t believe everything you see on TV, read in the newspaper or see on the internet, but somehow, there are times when our guard is down. In this case, the information on YouTube cannabis oil is scarily off-base.
If there were no other alternative, it is remotely possible that some benefit could be obtained from the cannabis extraction methods seen on the ethanol extraction video which we have posted as a public service, but there are much better and safer ways of getting Cannabis oil than making it at home. Ask yourself whether you would try making penicillin at home. Would you? So why make other types of medicine at home if superior quality variants from professional labs are available?
But isn’t cannabis oil still an ‘underground’ industry?
In the US, apart from the illegality of high THC varieties in most states, the cannabis oil industry is largely unregulated. Hemp oils are extracted and sold legally anywhere in the US, but their production is still unregulated – unless someone actually becomes ill from using the products – and then the producers become invisible. These are certainly not reputable labs that use fully hygienic and safe methods to obtain their extracts.
But in the EU, the production of non-psychoactive hemp oils that contain high percentages of CBD is much more established. You can find producers with definite physical addresses, phone numbers and state-of-the-art labs that they’re proud to show to anyone who may be interested. And because they are unsafe, solvents are NOT used in the extraction process at reputable laboratories. They can even get certification as producers of pharmaceuticals according to good manufacturing processes (GMP).
There are several advantages to purchasing cannabis oil rather than using YouTube cannabis oil methodologies:
High-tech, residue-free supercritical CO2 extracts
Organically grown plant material selected for high CBD content
Full third party testing and analysis of products
GMP certification is a guarantee of product safety and best practices
Predictable and uniform cannabinoid content allows for exact dosing
Contactable customer service helps decision-making and provides advice.
So before you risk YouTube cannabis oil extraction methods, why not contact real professionals and get a real pharmaceutical grade product?
Author: Andrea Durrheim