There are several ways to make your own oil, although some methods are easier than others. To most methods there are also risks to consider. Inform yourself well before you decide to make oil yourself. Often cannabis is the basis for creating your own oil. Do realize that you’re making cannabis oil in this case. Cannabis oil often primarily contains a high concentration of THC and a low concentration of CBD (click here for the differences between CBD-containing oils), although this depends on the strain that is used. To use your oil as a dietary supplement (for its beneficial effects on health), you’d probably want this oil to contain a relatively high percentage of CBD. In addition, it is dependent on the ailment (and on personal opinion) if your oil should also contain THC. If you are looking for an oil that contains both substances then homegrown cannabis (from strains that are specially selected on their balance between THC and CBD) could be a good option.
Roughly, there are two methods that may be used. In the first method a gas is used to extract the desired substances, for example CO² or butane. In the second method, a solvent is used for the extraction, for example isopropyl, hexane, acetone or ethanol. In both methods however, it may be that the extract contains a residue. This residue can have health risks. Therefore, we recommend against the methods in which gases or solvents are used, unless they are executed by a professional.
Fortunately there is a save method to produce your own cannabis oil. For this method you heat olive oil in a frying pan. When you add weed to this and heat this for a longer period of time (without boiling it), you can produce a cannabis oil. There is still one problem then: there is no way to know what this extract actually contains. In order to find this out, there are possibilities to have your oil tested in a laboratory (e.g. Cannalogics).