Making homemade cannabis oil to treat cancer, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s and more

Canabis oil, which is increasingly being used to treat a variety of medical conditions, is derived from Canabis (marijuana) or industrial hemp that contains significant amounts of cannabidiol, a molecule found in cannabis. Cannabinoids have a natural way of interacting with our bodies through receptors called endocannabinoids, which are present in all humans and animals. 

When introduced into the body, cannabinoids regulate cell growth, which in turn combats cancer, among other things. Made simply from a sizable amount of pot, a bucket and a solvent, cannabis oil has proven effective for treating a variety of serious ailments including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, Lyme disease, chronic pain, rheumatism, multiple sclerosis, anxiety disorders, asthma and diabetes. 

Extracting marijuana’s beneficial compounds or cannabinoids to form a thick oily substance was first made known through Rick Simpson’s documentary which generated worldwide interest in cannabis oil. He sparked countless success stories of individuals who used the oil to cure all sorts of debilitating diseases, including forms of cancer that were previously thought to be incurable.