Invented by Ross M. Franklin, Ed Rosenthal, Rachel Melissa Franklin, Betterlife Pharma US Inc
The Betterlife Pharma US Inc invention works as followsA method of producing powderized Cannabis oil, powderized Cannabis oil, and edible and beverage products containing the powderized oil. The powderized cannabis oil is a mixture of cannabis oil and maltodextrin, with a ratio at least of three grams of maltodextrin per one-eighth gram cannabis oil. “Edible products and beverages incorporating powderized cannabis oils are human-consumable items that contain an emulsified dose of cannabis oil containing CBD, THC, and/or THCA.
Background for Method for making concentrated cannabis oil stable, emulsifiable, and flavorless to use in hot drinks and the resulting powderized cannabis oils
Cannabis, or marijuana as it is also known, is a flowering plants that consists of three sub-species: sativa indica ruderalis. The plant is native to Central Asia, the Indian Subcontinent and Pakistan. Cannabis has been used as hemp fiber, oils, for medical purposes, and for recreational drugs for many years. Cannabis plants produce cannabinoids, a grouping of chemicals. These compounds are secreted primarily by the glandular trichomes found on the bracts and calyxes of female cannabis. Cannabis can be consumed in a number of ways by humans, whether it is for medicinal or recreational purposes. This includes vaporizing or burning dried flower buds, leaf parts, extract oils, or waxes. In recent years, many recreational and medicinal users have started to consume cannabis in an edible form. This includes eating baked goods, lozenges or candies, drinking beverages or taking capsules.
The most well-known cannabinoid is tetrahydrocannabinol, often abbreviated as ?THC.? THC has the chemical formula C21H30O2 with the following chemical structure.
THC is a terpene aromatic and is recognized as the main psychoactive component in cannabis. THC is very poorly soluble in water. However, it is soluble in many organic solvents.
The cannabis plant contains hundreds of cannabinoids as well as terpenoids, and other compounds. These are still being identified, studied, and classified. Cannabidiol is a cannabinoid with medical benefits that has been widely recognized. It is the second most important constituent in cannabis, after THC. Extracts can contain up to 40% CBD. CBD, unlike THC, is not psychoactive for healthy people. It is also considered to have more medical applications. CBD can be used in the treatment of epilepsy, anxiety disorders and bipolar disorder.
Many researchers believe that other cannabinoids (terpenoids) and other compounds could have significant health benefits or be able to treat certain human diseases.
There are two cannabinoid-receptors that have been identified in the body of a human. CB1 is located primarily in the central nervous, while CB2 is located primarily in the blood and immune cells. These receptors are present in the body and are activated when endocannabinoids are produced for cell and neural signaling. Endocannabinoids are found in neurons and bind the CB1 CB1 receptors. This, among other things, impacts the release of Gamma-amino-butyric acid. THC, however, binds to cannabinoid-receptors in the bloodstream of humans and produces a variety of psychotropic effects.
Consuming cannabis by humans generally results in many psychotropic effects. This is commonly referred to as the ‘high.'” The cannabis high is dependent on a number of factors including the strain, amount, method, biochemistry, and experience of the person consuming the cannabis. That said, a cannabis high can include euphoria, anxiety, a general alteration of conscious perception, feelings of well-being, relaxation or stress reduction, increased appreciation of humor, music (especially discerning its various components/instruments) or the arts, joviality, metacognition and introspection, enhanced recollection (episodic memory), increased sensuality, increased awareness of sensation, increased libido, and creativity. “Typical effects include abstract or philosophical thinking, disruption in linear memory, paranoia and anxiety.
Cannabis consumption can also produce many subjective and tangible effects. These include a greater appreciation of food and its aroma, a more enjoyable experience of music and comedy and distorted perceptions of time and place (where the feeling of ‘rushing? The bank of ideas in long-term memory may give the impression that time has passed, but a clock will show only a few minutes. Some people find these effects pleasant and enjoyable while others do not.
Although marijuana has a wide margin of safety, there can be negative side effects. At higher doses in humans, effects can include altered body image, auditory and/or visual illusions, pseudo-hallucinatory, and ataxia from selective impairment of polysynaptic reflexes. Cannabis can cause dissociative conditions in some humans. These include derealization and depersonalization. Canine studies on very high doses cannabis showed intoxication symptoms such as depression, hypersalivation and hypermetria. They also experienced vomiting, urinary-incontinence, tremors hypothermia bradycardia nystagmus agitation tachypnea ataxia hyperexcitability seizures. Sometimes, heavy consumption or the use of cannabis by untrained humans, especially in an unfamiliar setting, can lead to negative experiences. Cannabis-induced psychosis usually subsides after six hours. However, in rare cases heavy users can experience symptoms for several days. “Physical restraint is necessary if the episode is accompanied with aggression or sedation.
While many psychoactive substances clearly fall under the categories of stimulant, depressant or hallucinogens, cannabis displays a mixture of all properties. It leans more towards hallucinogenic and psychedelic effects, but with other effects that are quite pronounced. THC is usually considered to be the main active component in the cannabis plant.
Cannabis growers are developing cannabis strains with different levels of THC and CBD. Medical cannabis users are increasingly demanding products with CBD as the primary active ingredient and little or zero THC. This allows them to enjoy the therapeutic benefits of cannabis, without the psychoactive effects that THC is known for.
A psychoactive drug is a chemical that acts on the central nervous system, where it alters perception, mood and cognition. These substances can be used to alter consciousness or for rituals, spiritual and/or shamanic reasons, as well as for study or enhancement of the mind. “Many psychoactive drugs are used therapeutically, for example, as analgesics or to treat psychiatric disorders.
The user may find these changes pleasant (e.g. euphoria) or advantageous (e.g. Euphoria or other beneficial effects (e.g. Increased alertness) are reinforcing. Many psychoactive substances, such as alcohol, are abused. This means that they are used excessively despite the health risks and negative effects. If substances are used regularly, a psychological or physical dependence (called “addiction”) can develop. The cycle of abuse can become even harder to break if you use substances for a long time. Drug rehabilitation is designed to break the cycle of dependence through psychotherapy, support group, maintenance, and other psychoactive substances. In some cases the opposite is true, and certain drug experiences can be so unpleasant that the user will never want to use the substance again. This is particularly true for deliriants, such as Salvia divinorum. Jimson weed and strong dissociatives, such as Salvia divinorum (e.g. The majority of purely psychedelic substances are not addictive (e.g. LSD, psilocybin, mescaline). ?Psychedelic amphetamines? or empathogenentactogens (such as MDA and MDMA) may produce an additional stimulant and/or euphoriant effect and, thus, have an addiction potential.
In the early 20th century, cannabis cultivation and possession became illegal throughout the majority of the world. In the last decade some states and countries have legalized the cultivation, possession, and use of marijuana for medical purposes. In 32 U.S. States, medical marijuana use is currently decriminalized. Cannabis can be used to help reduce nausea and vomiting caused by chemotherapy, improve appetite for HIV/AIDS patients, treat chronic pain and ease muscle spasms. Some medical uses of cannabis are disputed. These include treating multiple sclerosis and AIDS wasting, epilepsy, rheumatoid, glaucoma as well as PTSD, depression, anxiety, and glaucoma. Many patients and consumers, especially in public, are reluctant to use cannabis due to its negative social stigma. In order to combat the negative social stigma of smoking cannabis and its negative health effects, it is necessary to allow individuals to continue to use it for medical purposes and to reap its benefits.
In the past two years, many states have decriminalized or legalized cannabis for recreational use. Four states and the District of Columbia have decriminalized its use by individuals over the age of 18.
Some sources claim that cannabis is now being used by more people for recreational purposes than ever, including those who are new to the drug or have little experience with it. One of the biggest drawbacks for recreational cannabis users and medical patients is the variable amount of THC in cannabis products, whether they are smokable, edible, or oil. Due to this variability, new cannabis users often find it difficult to determine the right amount to consume. Likewise, medical patients often have difficulty determining the correct amount of THC or CBD to treat their symptoms. There is therefore a need for products that allow a consumer to take a precise, standardized dosage of THC and/or CBD.
As we have discussed, medical patients and more recent cannabis consumers prefer to consume cannabis through eating or drinking rather than smoking. Edibles and drinks that contain cannabis are often made with cannabis oil. Cannabis experts and companies that produce edibles and beverages containing cannabis still have significant difficulties in creating edibles or drinks without a strong cannabis flavor or smell. This smell and flavor is unpleasant to many medical patients and new users. Depending on the strains that were used to make the oil, it may smell like skunks, pine needles or herbs. The taste and smell of cannabis oil is often mask by adding other flavors or sugars, but this can also be unsatisfactory. It is especially true when adding cannabis oil to beverages with a subtle flavor, such as tea or coffee. In the industry, it is important to find a way to produce edibles and drinks containing cannabis oils that don’t have a strong taste or smell of cannabis.
Due to the solubility of cannabis oil, cannabis specialists and companies that manufacture oils and drinks that contain cannabis have found it difficult to produce an oil that could be added to a beverage in a manner that would allow the oil to be emulsified or in solution or evenly distributed throughout. Cannabis oil can separate in drinks containing water, like coffee or tea. This is not pleasant to drink. This separation can also lead to medical patients not getting the correct dose if they don’t drink the whole drink.
The powdered form of THC or CBD is needed to provide a standard and measurable dose, as well as a convenient and socially acceptable way of consuming cannabis. It would also be a better way of utilizing the medicinal benefits of CBD, while minimizing the psychoactive effects.
Embodiments” of the present invention are designed to address the above needs and make concentrated cannabis oil stable and flavorless by adding and mixing a starch, specifically maltodexterin. This powdered concentrated cannabis oil is a great food and beverage ingredient. It can have a large CBD content and a range of THC, depending on what you want. This concentrated cannabis powder allows users to choose the amount of psychoactive effects they want, primarily caused by THC. They can also get the benefits of CBD.Click here to view the patent on Google Patents.