Cannabinol oil is a liquid extract made from marijuana or hemp plants. It contains concentrated amounts of the psychoactive ingredient tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and non-psychoactive cannabidiol, or CBD. It can be consumed orally, applied to the skin or used in a vape cartridge. It is available in many forms and may be used to treat a variety of conditions including anxiety, pain and a muscle disorder called dystonia. Cannabis is also being studied as a treatment for several cancers and other diseases.
Can I take CBD and drink alcohol?
All cannabinoids produce their effects by attaching to a group of receptors in the body called the endocannabinoid system. These receptors help control a number of important bodily functions, including coordination, pain, emotion and mood, memory and appetite. THC attaches to CB1 receptors and can cause a “high” or psychedelic effect, while CBD attaches to CB2 receptors, which are found mostly in the immune system and affect inflammation and pain.
It takes time for CBD to reach these receptors and start producing its effects, which can vary from person to person. It is a good idea to start with a small dose and gradually increase until you experience the desired results. It could take up to two hours for the full effects of cannabis oil to develop, but it may take less time if you are using an edible or vaping.
Some studies suggest that CBD can be helpful for pain related to multiple sclerosis and arthritis. An oral spray that is a 1:1 combination of THC and CBD, known as Sativex, is approved in many countries to treat MS-related pain.