There are two types of cannabis oil: CBD oil en THC oil. CBD oil has a few important advantages over THC oil:
• Legal: CBD oil is legally available, for example in our webshop.
• No high: There is no risk of a high when using CBD oil.
If you still want to use THC oil, for example because CBD oil did not have the desired effect on you, read on. This page is all about THC oil.
What is THC Oil?
THC oil is cannabis oil containing THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol).
Where can I buy THC oil?
In any case, you cannot buy THC oil in our webshop. That would be illegal.
You cannot buy THC oil in the coffee shop either. Despite the Dutch tolerance policy, coffee shops are not allowed to sell THC oil.
If you want to buy THC oil, you have the following two options:
• Specialized pharmacies
• Gray circuit
We will discuss these two options in more detail below.
Only at a pharmacy can you buy completely legal THC oil. You can also blindly rely on quality at a pharmacy. Pharmacies in the Netherlands that sell THC oil include:
• Transvaal Pharmacy in The Hague
• Cannabis care
However, many people cannot go down this road, because you must have a doctor's prescription.
Another disadvantage is that THC oil is relatively expensive at a pharmacy. In addition, THC oil is not reimbursed by health insurance. We do not have any health insurance that includes THC oil in the package.
By the gray circuit we mean the network of people who for one reason or another are interested in THC oil. These include users and producers of THC oil.
This trade in THC oil is not legal and therefore there is no formal control over the quality of the cannabis oil traded. It is therefore extra important that you only do business with a bona fide supplier if you want to buy THC oil through this route.
If you don't know the gray circuit well, then you can contact contact us. We can put you in touch with a Cannabis Social Club.
Make your own THC oil
Both options for buying THC oil are far from ideal. We are aware of this. Fortunately, there is an alternative: making cannabis oil with THC yourself. This is quite simple.
To make your own THC oil you need:
2. 'Coffee shop' cannabis
3. Drinkable alcohol of 96%
In our webshop you can find all tools you need to make THC oil. The most important thing is a cannolator, but you also need other hardware.
If you choose our package Cannolator complete, then you have all the necessary aids at home with one order.
On the page where we sell the aids, you will also find a clear step-by-step plan for making cannabis oil.
Coffee shop cannabis
In the roadmap to make cannabis oil we say you can use 'cannabis buds or trim waste'.
It is best to buy the necessary cannabis buds or cutting waste from a coffee shop. We do not recommend growing the cannabis yourself. People got into big trouble when they grew cannabis to make THC oil for their own use.
Tip: Let the coffee shop owner know for what purpose you want to buy the cannabis and see if you are properly served. A good coffee shop will have delved into the product 'cannabis oil'. If only to be able to advise customers properly.
Making THC oil is done through a process called 'warm extraction'. In one of the steps of this process you use drinkable alcohol of approximately 96% to extract the THC from the plant material present. Then you will evaporate the alcohol until not a drop of alcohol remains.
Safe use of THC oil
If you plan to use THC oil, then of course you want it to be done safely. That is why we will discuss the following aspects here:
1. How do you know if the THC oil is pure?
2. How can you prevent a high?
3. When should you absolutely not use THC oil?
How do you know if the THC oil is pure?
It is very important that the THC oil you take is free from impurities. When you buy THC oil from the pharmacy, you can rely on it blindly.
When making your own THC oil, the purity mainly depends on the cannabis used. That is why it is so important that you buy the cannabis from a quality coffee shop.
To be completely sure that the homemade THC oil does not contain impurities, you can have the cannabis oil tested by a specialized laboratory.
If you buy THC oil via the gray circuit, ask the manufacturer for a test report. Every self-respecting THC oil producer will have his/her THC oil tested for impurities by an independent laboratory and can provide a test report. Can't the manufacturer show a test report? Then send the bottle yourself to a laboratory. Canalyse is a laboratory that tests cannabis oil.
Of course, you don't have to test every bottle of THC oil. That would be a very costly joke. A good time to test is when you switch producers or coffee shops. After that, only randomly.
How can I avoid a high?
It is emphatically not the intention to get high from THC oil, but that risk is present. You can reduce the risk of a high by taking the correct number of drops, but what is the correct number? How many drops of THC oil can you take without getting high?
Unfortunately, there is no clear answer to this question. Every person is different and some get high faster than others. However, there is a method available to discover where the boundary lies. This is done as follows:
You start with a very low dose: one drop per time of intake. After a few days, increase the dose to two drops per time of ingestion. This way you periodically increase the dose a little bit until you get high one day.
Now it's a matter of sitting out the high and taking a drop less THC oil the next time. After all, you now know where your limit is.
For those who never smoke, a high is nothing to worry about. After a few hours it is over.
When should I not use THC oil?
In the following cases, you should absolutely NOT use any THC oil:
• Pregnancy: If you use THC oil during pregnancy, the THC can affect the growth of your unborn child. That is why you should absolutely NOT use any THC oil if you are pregnant.
• Cars: If you still have to drive, you should not take THC oil. THC can affect your reaction speed. This effect also occurs when you do not reach a high.
• Doctor: Your doctor's advice is always paramount. While we have never heard of anyone being allergic to cannabis oil, there may be other reasons why your doctor tells you not to use THC oil.
Due to the risk of a high, it is also wise to only use THC oil in a safe environment. Your own home is of course ideal for this.
Would you like to know more about THC oil? Then take contact on with us. We are happy to help you.