Cannabis oil is a concentrated extract obtained by extraction of the dried flowers or leaves of the cannabis plant. It is not actually an oil, but derives its name from its sticky and oily appearance. The purpose of producing cannabis oil is to make cannabinoids and other beneficial components, such as terpenes, available in a highly concentrated form.

Medicinal CO extracted from Bedrocan’s standardised products is currently available in the Netherlands and several other countries. It is extracted by pharmacies and for patient’s use only. Bedrocan does not produce nor sell oil.

  • For Netherlands, please go to the our contact page for an overview of Dutch compounding pharmacists
  • For other countries, please consult the local pharmacist

Pharmacies in many countries where medicinal cannabis is regulated are permitted to compound oils from standardised cannabis plant material (cannabis flos). Patients must receive a prescription from their doctor in order to use oils which are to be dispensed and used for medicinal purposes.

Pharmaceutical companies producing oils are subject to a pharmaceutical production licence for controlled drugs, issued by government regulators. Currently there are no pharmaceutical companies producing cannabis oil as a medicine. This might change in the future when a standardised, GMP-certified production method becomes available, setting the standards for the production of cannabis oil as a pharmaceutical product.