RICK SIMPSON OIL (RSO) And All The Health Benefits
Anyone with interest in medical marijuana will definitely be aware about a form of cannabis popularly known as Rick Simpson Oil, or RSO. RSO is a concentrated form of cannabis oil that has been proven to contain lots of medical benefits, mainly for cancer. It contains CBD, THC, and many other active cannabinoids.
How was the Rick Simpson oil discovered?
The discovery of this cannabis oil by Rick Simpson happened by chance. This was obviously before it was referred to as the “Rick Simpson Oil”. Rick Simpson, a Canadian who suffered an accident that left him experiencing tinnitus and dizzy spells in the 1970s. This made him turn to marijuana after he came across studies that it could be helpful for the treatment of his chronic. He decided to try it out after mainstream pharmaceuticals failed to alleviate his suffering.
In the long run, Rick Simpson was also diagnosed with skin cancer and he turned to cannabis to treat the lesions. His cancer was gone in no time and he became a strong advocate for medicinal marijuana as a result. He went on to begin the cultivation of his own cannabis and harvesting the plants to create his own special kind of cannabis oil which we refer to today as the Rick Simpson Oil. Rick Simpson later made it a primary objective to freely distribute cannabis oil to those who needed it. Over five thousand patients were treated with RSO.
How to Make DIY Rick Simpson Oil at Home
You can actually make your own Rick Simpson Oil yourself. According to Rick Simpson the use of indica cannabis strains is recommended to obtain best result. But most people the kind of cannabis strains that is most suitable for their medical condition.
Ingredients needed to make your own RSO
- 1 pound of dried cannabis material (indica strain)
- Rice cooker
- 2 gallons of solvent – 99% isopropyl alcohol (glycerol, ethanol or other solvent can be used)
- 5-gallon bucket
- A deep bowl
- Wooden spoon for stirring
- Plastic catheter tip syringe (60ml)
The dry cannabis should be placed in the 5-gallon bucket after which the solvent should be poured into the bucket to cover the dried cannabis material. After this is done, crush and stir the cannabis material using the wooden spoon as you also add your solvent to the mixture. Continue stirring the mixture for about 3 minutes while the THC dissolves into the solvent.
Use the cheesecloth to drain the solvent from the plant material into your bowl. Put back the plant material into the bucket and add more solvent to it. Keep stirring the content for about 3 additional minutes. After this is done, use your cheesecloth to drain the solvent from your plant material into the bowl after which you can dispose of the remaining plant material.
Now that you have the solvent in a bowl, you can transfer it to your rice cooker until it is about ¾. Then you can turn on the rice cooker. The use of rice cooker is preferable especially for first timers because they help maintain a slow and steady temperature. It is important for the rice cooker to maintain a steady temperature of about 210 and 230 degrees Fahrenheit (100 to 110 degrees Celsius) as this is the ideal heat setting for decarboxylation to occur.
As the rice cooker continues to heat, the solvent begins to evaporate gradually. Keep adding your mixture to the rice cooker. It is also important for your rice cooker to be in a well-ventilated area. You should also prevent sparks, flames and cigarettes close to the solvent as it is highly combustible. After the solvent has evaporated, drain off the oil into your syringe for easy dosing.
How the Rick Simpson Oil is used
If you are a medical patience, it is advisable to first seek your doctor’s advice before getting started with any form of treatment routine. Nevertheless, a lot of physicians refuse to talk about cannabis as an alternative form of treatment. So the use of the Rick Simpson method will have to be your own choice. The idea is that a patient has to slowly consume 60 grams of Rick Simpson Oil over a period of 90-days.
- For the 1st Week, begin with 3 doses of the RSO on a daily basis. It should be a dose every 8 hours. Preferably in the morning, noon, and night. The first dose will be about ¼ of a drop of RSO.
- Your dose should be doubled every 4 days for the 2nd week to the 5th For an average person require about 3-5 weeks to get to the full dosage of one gram of RSO per day.
- From the 5th week to the 12th week, you should take one gram of RSO daily until a full 60 grams have been consumed.
The Rick Simpson Oil might taste a little bitter and some patients may choose to swallow the oil or mix it with other foods. It is important to note that dabbing the RSO is wrong because it is made with high-proof solvent and can have an adverse effect to a person’s health.
Whoever wishes to continue the usage of the RSO after the 12th week period should endeavor to use the RSO at a significantly reduced rate. It is advisable to use about 1 or 2 grams of RSO per month.
It is however important to note that RSO ought not to be seen as a cure-all for medical conditions, although many patients have testified of the break-through they had experienced from their medical conditions with the use of Rick Simpson Oil.
Does RSO have any side effect?
The only notable effect caused by the use of RSO is drowsiness. However, this is only a normal symbol which results as a result of the healing process. Overtime, as usage continues, the increased dose will help in reducing this effect. This feel of drowsiness should decline within a period of 3-4 weeks.