CBD has amazing potential to help numerous chronic medical conditions such as intractable pain, nervous system conditions, and mental health conditions. This is a miracle for everyone suffering but is not necessarily a new discovery as research has been ongoing for some time now. CBD also only has minute amounts of THC in it, unlike marijuana or full extract cannabis oil. Finally, our government is showing some transformation in their laws, allowing CBD to be sold openly (within certain regulations) and the approval of private cannabis consumption and growing. With that said, let’s take a look at the differences between CBD and F.E.C.O. oils.
What is F.E.C.O.
When it comes to CBD, F.E.C.O. is typically known as Full Extract Cannabis Oil and involves the entire plant. This includes leaves, buds and stem which are then mixed with oil. It can then be transformed into creams, salves, and a variety of other products. However, it is only approved as long as it is within the legal limits – you may not dose more than 20mg per day and the product may not contain more than 0.001% THC. F.E.C.O. usually contains certain grades of coconut or olive oil as the main body. This can then be dosed into capsules, used topically or mixed with food, or the number of other consumption methods.
CBD (cannabidiol) is extracted through a CO2 process and can come in potent levels, typically from 250mg up to 3000mg in a tincture bottle. Prices can vary depending on quality, CBD amount and the millilitre size – they can be small 5ml to 30ml larger bottles. CBD can dramatically change medical concerns, but quite obviously – the more severe your condition, the higher the dose you will need. Seeing as there is little regulation, there is no exact dosing guide – so talking to your doctor or starting low and going slow is smartest. It really depends on your chronic condition as well as your biodiversity as cannabis impacts people differently.
To Wrap it up
There is no doubt that full extract cannabis oil – F.E.C.O. will work better for most people, but if CBD works for you between the 250 and 3000 mg range then that is doable. This is also most likely to remain an out of pocket cost as insurance companies are in no hurry to allow CBD as part of medical aid. CBD is legal nationwide but there are grey areas and many are still under the impression that it’s just for epilepsy and related conditions, which is a shame as there are numerous conditions that CBD can help alleviate without the use of dangerous pain killers. If they want the opioid crisis to end, the legalisation of hemp and marijuana products will be a step in the right direction.
Regardless of the laws in place currently, medical conditions are a priority to heal and manage as best as possible. And there is a massive argument that natural is better. F.E.C.O. has many promising outcomes, but CBD oil should also not be ignored. Marijuana, in general, has great potential that simply needs to be accepted, unlocked and refined.