When it comes to medical marijuana and it’s treatment for cancer, Rick Simpson Oil has been become the popular choice among patients. Their are claims out there that go as far to say that Rick Simpson Oil or RSO has even cured cancer.
Rick Simpson, a medical marijuana activist, has been educating people on the incredible healing properties of cannabis oil. More specifically the oil he made with his specific method. RSO has been used to treat all kinds of conditions, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, insomnia, diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, asthma, and more. What exactly is RSO and what makes it different from other cannabis products? Here’s everything you need to know about RSO
What is RSO?
Rick Simpson Oil is a cannabis oil extract that uses a solvent to strip all the THC turning it into a pure cannabis oil. RSO generally uses strains that are 20% or higher in THC content. Pure indica strains are the best for RSO and are able to deliver a higher level of cannabinoids to treat serious conditions.
While you can smoke RSO it is best to be eaten or applied directly to your skin. Because of its high dosage of THC (between 60-90%) it is recommended to build your tolerance. Simpson does a great job with providing information on his website about dosage information. It can also be used as a topical ointment, which is non-psychoactive way to treat skin conditions or pain.
The Difference Between RSO and CBD Oil
While they both have incredible medical properties, RSO is not to be confused with CBD oil. The biggest difference is that RSO is a highly concentrated cannabis oil that is very high in THC. It is not made from the hemp plant. CBD oil is generally produced from cannabis or hemp plants that are bred to have very low levels of THC. This allows patients using CBD oils to get all the health benefits cannabidiol provides without the psychoactive or getting high effects.
How is Rick Simpson Oil Made?
Rick Simpson goes above and beyond to provide the resources needed to make this oil. He has published documentaries and his website is a great resource of information on RSO.
Making RSO isn’t rocket science, but can be very dangerous. RSO is made by soaking cannabis plant material in a solvent like isopropyl alcohol and then evaporating the solvent leaving only the concentrated cannabis oil behind. Once it is produced the oil is generally placed in small syringes and refrigerated for storage.
Rick Simpson Oil is illegal
RSO is considered to be illegal because of its very high level of THC. It is available for purchase in dispensaries for patients that live in states with medical marijuana programs.
RSO Products at Sativa
We carry RSO products for medical needs at Sativa. We offer the concentrated oils and edibles. If you have any questions about RSO please feel free to contact us or leave a comment below.