CCO or Cannabis Concentrate Oil
Summit offers CCO in a 1gram syringe $45.
The taste of whole plant cannabis oil (including CCO or cannabis concentrate oil) is typically earthy, bitter, and reminiscent of chlorophyll. The best way to ingest cannabis oil is to tack the dosage on your lower gum line and let it dissolve on its own within a few minutes, much like you would any infused sublingual. As you start to increase your dosage over time, you will begin to get more and more familiar with the flavor of cannabis oil and it will become less of an obstacle to take your meds.
If you prefer, you can add the CCO to food and ingest to mask the taste. If this method is preferred, the body metabolizes it through the liver, which can take up to 2 hours or possibly more to take effect.
Important Reminder! Remember: Concentrated cannabis oil is a very potent medicine. It must be treated as such. Never take more than the recommended dosage until you absolutely know how CCO affects you.
CCO is a great choice for those patients that are experiencing a great amount of pain. It works extremely well on getting the inflammation down in the body, which is a major contributing factor to pain.
Several patients report once their pain is under control, they are able to taper back the dose of CCO and sometimes able to manage their pain with CBD only going forward.
Occasionally, if they are experiencing a flare up of pain, we recommend using the CCO for a few days until the pain is gone. This product works very well when taken in conjunction with CBD oil. (Be sure to take the CCO and CBD products at different times, at least 45 minutes apart). This will insure you achieve the best results of each product.
Note: If you feel like you are experiencing too much of a psycho-active effect from the THC in CCO, you can take CBD to mitigate or lessen those effects.
Depending on what the patient is using the CCO for i.e. Chronic Pain or Cancer…
The method recommended for patients with cancer is to start with three doses per day. Acute or chronic pain patients may start with one dose per day and increase as needed.
Each dose should be about the size of a half a grain of short -grained dry rice. The patient should take this dosage every 8 hours: early in the morning, again in the afternoon, and then they should take their final dose of the day, about an hour before bedtime. It should also be noted that as a patient begins to ingest this oil, the patient does not normally feel the effect of the oil until about an hour after they have taken their dosage. A beginner’s dose as described would equal about 1⁄4 of a drop.
After four days at this dosage (taken three times a day), most people are then able to increase their doses by doubling the amount of their dosage every four days.
By following this simple procedure, many patients have reported that they did not experience the high, which this oil can cause. But in truth no two people are the same and we all have different tolerances, so some will naturally be able to up their dosages more quickly than others. In reality, even if one does become what is commonly referred to as “high,” this will not harm them in any way as long as the oil was properly made. This is especially true if the oil being ingested was produced from sedative Indica-dominant strains of cannabis (as opposed to heady sativa strains).
An average person takes anywhere from 3 to 5 weeks to get to the point where they can ingest 1 gram or 1 ml of oil per day. It is recommended that you build up slowly to tolerate 1 gram per day for 60 days. It typically takes 90 days to achieve this.
Once patients reach this dosage they can continue at this rate until their medical issues are brought under control. By this point, patients tend to build a tolerance for ingesting the oil, making it much easier to consume larger quantities at a time.
CCO can easily be confused with cannabidiol oil (otherwise known as CBD oil). Along with the massive medicinal benefits of CBD oil, CCO also contains THC and other key cannabinoids resulting in users having a much more euphoric medicating session than if they took CBD oil on its own (which is not psychoactive). Research has found tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to offer very promising therapeutic benefits for many conditions. This is one of the reasons most patients prefer whole plant cannabis oil like CCO, in addition to individual cannabinoid oils like CBD oil.
Please note: Clinical trials have not yet been documented on this protocol. This information is recommended only by what patients have reported.
CCO vs. CBD Oil