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Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO): A Step By Step Guide With Video

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What is Full Extract Cannabis oil?

Full Extract Cannabis Oil (FECO) is an extraction from the flowers of the cannabis plant. This infusion is known as medical cannabis oil. Interestingly, FECO requires the use of ethanol for extraction. This differentiates FECO from standard THC oil and CBD oil extractions. This unique process maintains the complex properties of the cannabis plant.

FECO is highly concentrated and highly potent. Therefore, it is commonly referred to as medical cannabis oil. FECO is the number one choice of cannabis oil for chronic illness patients. This is due to its unique healing potential.

How can FECO help patients with severe illnesses?

dropper with full extract cannabis oil (FECO)

Cannabis contains chemical compounds called cannabinoids. These specialized compounds are believed to house healing potentials. According to this article (2018), FECO may possess anti-nauseant capabilities.

Unfortunately, muscle spasticity or tightness is common in many neurological illnesses. Interestingly, THC may aid in the relaxation of muscles. THC is the psychoactive property of cannabis. This compound is highly prevalent in FECO. Thusly, FECO may assist in the management of nausea and muscle pain.

How can I use medical cannabis oil?

Full Extract Cannabis Oil can be taken by syringe, added to cannabis edibles, or applied topically. As FECO is highly potent, it is important to consume a very small amount to begin with. This is to understand how FECO will affect you. Of course, the amount of FECO can be adjusted in the future. Furthermore, FECO can also be added to topicals such as lotions or pain salves. Apply FECO topically for absorption through the skin and into the bloodstream.

Get Started On Your Full Extract Cannabis Oil!

Follow the simple instructions below to create FECO today. Check out our step-by-step video for visual learning. Be sure to let us know what you think of this recipe on social!

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5 from 1 vote
Cuisine: European
Keyword: (FECO), A, By, Cannabis, Extract, Full, Guide, Oil, Step, Video, With
Calories: 200kcal


  • 1 Ounce dry Cannabis buds
  • 500ml Solvent( grain alcohol/Everclear)


  • Place the dry buds in a plastic bucket
  • Crush the plant material using a stick of clean, untreated wood or any other similar device. Although the material will be damp, it will still be relatively easy to crush up because it is so dry.
  • Continue to crush the cannabis with the stick, while adding solvent until the plant material is completely covered and soaked. Remain stirring the mixture for about three minutes. As you do this, the THC is dissolved off the material into the solvent.
  • Pour the solvent-oil mixture off the plant material into another bucket. At this point, you have stripped the material of about 80% of its THC.
  • Second wash: again add solvent to the mixture and work for another three minutes to extract the remaining THC.
  • Pour this solvent-oil mix into the bucket containing the first mix that was previously poured out.
  • Discard the twice washed plant material.
  • Pour the solvent-oil mixture through a coffee filter into a clean container.
  • Boil the solvent off: a rice cooker will boil the solvent off nicely and will hold over a half gallon of solvent mixture. CAUTION: avoid stove-tops, red-hot elements, sparks, cigarettes, and open flames as the fumes can be extremely flammable.
  • Add solvent to rice cooker until it is about ¾ full and turn on HIGH heat. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated area and set up a fan to carry the solvent fumes away. Continue to add mixture to cooker as the solvent evaporates until you have added it all to the cooker.
  • As the level in the rice cooker decreases for the last time, add a few drops of water (about 10 drops of water for a pound of dry material). This will help to release the solvent residue and protect the oil from too much heat.
  • When there is about one inch of a solvent-water mixture in the rice cooker, put on your oven mitts and pick the unit up and swirl the contents until the solvent has finished boiling off.
  • When the solvent has been boiled off, turn the cooker to LOW heat. At no point should the oil ever reach over 290˚ F or 140˚ C.
  • Keep your oven mitts on and remove the pot containing the oil from the rice cooker. Gently pour the oil into a stainless steel container
  • Place the stainless steel container in a dehydrator, or put it on a gentle heating device such as a coffee warmer. It may take a few hours but the water and volatile terpenes will be evaporated from the oil. When there is no longer any surface activity on the oil, it is ready for use.
  • Suck the oil up in a plastic syringe, or in any other container you see fit. A syringe will make the oil easy to dispense. When the oil cools completely it should have the consistency of thick grease.
  • Your product is now done.



Calories: 200kcal | Fat: 20g
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1 Farma Health (2018) FECO: Everything To Know About Full Extract Cannabis Oil
2 Farma Health (2018) Healthy Benefits of Full Extract Cannabis Oil
3 Canadian Medical Association Journal (2012, May 14th) Smoked cannabis can help relieve muscle tightness and pain in people with multiple sclerosis
4 WebMD, Reviewed by Lava, Neil MD (2019, March 6th) Spasticity

11 Responses

  1. Gary Drain says:

    I have been working on making FECO with mixed results, probably because of the product I’m starting with. I am doing something different, that makes sense to me, but, I have not heard anyone discuss. After extraction and straining, I put the extraction into a still, cook the alcohol off and recapture it for my next batch. What I end up with is what has me confused at the moment. I end with what I believe is FECO on the bottom of the still, but, there is a greenish/yellowish liquid in with the dark FECO material. I’m not sure what it is. It does not freeze. If you could offer some clarification, it would be appreciated.

  2. Jessica Sylvester says:

    Hi this is my first time trying to make oil I’m trying to learn how to make edibles does it matter on what kind of weed you use

    1. Hey Jessica, it does- it depends on the results you want to feel and achieve. Relaxed, chill and on the couch? Or alert, awake and ready to take on the world?! That’s your choice! 🙂

  3. Thanks for the recipe. Do you know how many grams of oil this is likely to produce from 1oz? Thank you

  4. Christian says:

    Hi! Does this work to extract the cbd too? Im working with a High cbd strain so i end up with a less psychoactive oil

  5. BeachDave says:

    You absolutely can smoke it. If it went described in the process, which isn’t likely, it will decarb on your nail. This is now I dab, RSO, hash oil, ho ey, whatever you you bbn it, its clean and taste when made pr ok perky. Decent recipe, there are plenty if hacks to Improve thos method, whether you want to decarb the flower for medecinse or decarb the oil after its extracted by raising the temp to 240 for 60 minutes in a more controlled method.

    1. Hi…This is a couple of years old now, so I’m taking a punt…but…can this oil be put into a cart of e-liquid & be vaped..?? Thanks.

      1. Yes, if you mix it with something like Wax Liquidizer Premium Vape Juice

  6. Doug Mcgregor says:

    Medacal cannabis oil can you smoke it

  7. Does this recipe call for 1 ounce of decarbed Cannabis? Or does it not matter if it was decarboxylated before starting the recipe

    1. The recipe calls for 1 ounce dry cannabis.
      According to rick simpson: During this process, the cannabis is being decarbed properly. But i guess if you want to decarb it prior. U can to.

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