Cannabis oil is exactly what it sounds like: oil that has been infused with a form of cannabis. More specifically, the form of cannabis that is infused with oil is referred to as a “tincture.”
These tinctures are a highly compressed form of cannabis created through a multi-step purification process. First raw cannabis trim is compressed into a crude cannabis oil using ethanol or CO2. Then, the crude oil undergoes a “winterization” process, in which unwanted fats and waxes are removed to ensure purity of product. Lastly, this winterized version of the cannabis oil is diluted with a base oil (also known as “carrier oil”) to achieve a desired potency. Most producers use coconut oil, olive oil, or medium-chain triglyceride (MCT) oil as a base for their cannabis oil.