Some Licensed Producers Are Selling Weed Oils That Are Placebos: Researchers – VICE

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Scientus Pharma claims its technology will ensure Canadians are getting what they pay for.

Source: Some Licensed Producers Are Selling Weed Oils That Are Placebos: Researchers – VICE

A biopharmaceutical company hoping to disrupt the cannabis extraction market is claiming some Canadian licensed producers are selling cannabis oils that are tantamount to placebos.

Cannabis oils have surged in popularity over the last couple years, but for medical patients—many of whom don’t want to smoke anything—they’ve become of particular importance.

Scientus Pharma is a Whitby, Ontario-based pharmaceutical company that will soon bring to market cannabis oils and gel capsules strictly for medical patients. The company is critical of the way LPs currently decarboxylate their cannabis to make oils—decarboxylation is the process through which the THC or CBD in raw cannabis is activated. If you’re smoking or vaping, the heat causes the decarboxylation. But with oils, that process needs to take place during the extraction process.