- Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO) is a little different than cannabis infused oil for cooking edibles. It has a syrup kind of consistency and is very potent. The following recipe, when prepared correctly, is safe and does not contain any possible harmfull petrochemicals, like butane.
FECO is very similar to the Rick Simpson Oil (RSO). The main difference is that FECO is made with a food grade alcohol such as Everclear. Rick Simpson was a Canadian medical marijuana activist. The main claim surrounding RSO is that it treats cancer. After Simpson was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2003, he began applying RSO to the cancerous spots on his face and neck. According to Simpson, the spots healed within a few days.
In addition to cancer, RSO is said to also treat.
Multiple sclerosis, arthritis, asthma, infections, inflammation, high blood pressure, depression and insomnia.
After Rick Simpson Oil was introduced, there had been many succes stories of individuals that sent their cancer in remission. While it does not prove that cannabis oil cures cancer, it does prove is that in some cases cannabis oil can send cancer into remission. Long-term studies are needed to fully understand how different cannabinoids and cannabis strains affect cancer cells.
AVOID smoking, sparks, stove-tops, heat guns, and red-hot heating elements. Set up a fan to blow fumes away from the pot, and set up in a well-ventilated area for the whole process.
The following recipe calls for an ounce of cannabis buds and will make you about 3-4 grams of oil. Always inform your doctor first if you are using cannabis oil for a treatment.
Ingredients For Cannabis Oil
- 1 Ounce dry Cannabis buds
- 500ml Solvent( grain alcohol/Everclear)
Direction Part 1
- Place the dry buds in a plastic bucket
- Crush the plant material using a stick of clean, untreated wood or any other similar device. Although the material will be damp, it will still be relatively easy to crush up because it is so dry.
- Continue to crush the cannabis with the stick, while adding solvent until the plant material is completely covered and soaked. Remain stirring the mixture for about three minutes. As you do this, the THC is dissolved off the material into the solvent.
- Pour the solvent-oil mixture off the plant material into another bucket. At this point, you have stripped the material of about 80% of its THC.
- Second wash: again add solvent to the mixture and work for another three minutes to extract the remaining THC.
- Pour this solvent-oil mix into the bucket containing the first mix that was previously poured out.
- Discard the twice washed plant material.
- Pour the solvent-oil mixture through a coffee filter into a clean container.
- Boil the solvent off: a rice cooker will boil the solvent off nicely and will hold over a half gallon of solvent mixture. CAUTION: avoid stove-tops, red-hot elements, sparks, cigarettes, and open flames as the fumes can be extremely flammable.
- Add solvent to rice cooker until it is about ¾ full and turn on HIGH heat. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area and set up a fan to carry the solvent fumes away. Continue to add mixture to cooker as the solvent evaporates until you have added it all to the cooker.
Direction Part 2
- As the level in the rice cooker decreases for the last time, add a few drops of water (about 10 drops of water for a pound of dry material). This will help to release the solvent residue and protect the oil from too much heat.
- When there is about one inch of a solvent-water mixture in the rice cooker, put on your oven mitts and pick the unit up and swirl the contents until the solvent has finished boiling off.
- When the solvent has been boiled off, turn the cooker to LOW heat. At no point should the oil ever reach over 290˚ F or 140˚ C.
- Keep your oven mitts on and remove the pot containing the oil from the rice cooker. Gently pour the oil into a stainless steel container
- Place the stainless steel container in a dehydrator, or put it on a gentle heating device such as a coffee warmer. It may take a few hours but the water and volatile terpenes will be evaporated from the oil. When there is no longer any surface activity on the oil, it is ready for use.
- Suck the oil up in a plastic syringe, or in any other container you see fit. A syringe will make the oil easy to dispense. When the oil cools completely it should have the consistency of thick grease.
- Your product is now done.