What is RSO?
There are THC, CBD, Cannabinoids, Cannabidiol and more, and then there is RSO.
Rick Simpson Oil or RSO is named after the Canadian, Rick Simpson after he shared a very simple process to extract oils from Cannabis. He used cannabis oils himself to cure his skin cancer and thought it would help to motivate if he shared his experience with others who suffer from cancer and other illnesses.
Since then many were inspired to use cannabis oil to cure cancer, even at Stage 4 level. Simpson himself lost a close family member to cancer and once heard a talk on the radio about THC killing cancer. He didn’t believe it at first until he was in dire need of it. Though his own doctor didn’t approve of Cannabis oil, that didn’t stop him from trying out the oil.
He put some RSO oil on his cancer bumps and covered it with bandages. After 3 days they were gone and since then Simpson became an avid believer in the healing properties of Cannabis oil.
What does RSO help for?
Rick Simpson Oil is a very concentrated extract of the whole plant and therefore most of the components found in the plant are also present in the oil. The oil is high in THC. It is made from strains that are 20% or higher in THC. Pure Indica strains are best for this oil.
RSO Oil Vs CBD Oil
RSO should not be confused with CBD oil. Both have great medicinal properties, but RSO is high in THC where CBD oil has little or no THC. CBD derives also mainly from hemp or cannabis low in THC.
The main focus of RSO at the start was to treat cancer, as it healed Simpson. He soaked marijuana in isopropyl alcohol that stripped the medicinal compounds and formed dark tar-like oil. Like CBD Oil, RSO is also good for treating patients with chronic pain, Arthritis, diabetes, Fibromyalgia, Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson’s disease.
How can you make your own RSO hemp oil?
To make your own RSO oil is not difficult and the method is not that different from making Cannabutter or infused cannabis oils. The following recipe is created to produce 60 grams of oil for a 90 day treatment.
- One pound of dried Indica Cannabis material
- 2 gallons of isopropyl alcohol ( 99%) – butane or ethanol can also be used
- 5 gallon bucket or container
- Deep bowl
- Wooden spoon
- Rice cooker
- Cheese cloth
- Plastic catheter tip syringe( 60 ml)
Place dry cannabis material in a bucket and pour the solvent over the material. It has to be completely covered.
Stir and crush the material with the wooden spoon while the solvent is pored over. Stir the mixture for about 3 minute in order for the THC to be dissolved into the solvent. About 80% of the THC gets extracted this way.
Drain the solvent through the cheese cloth into the bowl and through the remaining plant material back into the bucket. Add more solvent and stir again for 3 minutes.
Drain the solvent through the cheese cloth a second time and discard the plant material.
Place solvent into the rice cooker until ¾ full and turn the rice cooker on. A rice cooker is useful as it keep a steady low temperature.
A steady temperature between 210 and 230 degrees Fahrenheit or 100 to 110 degree Celsius should be maintained. This is necessary for decarboxylation to happen.
As the rice cooker heats up the solvent will evaporate. Add more solvent to maintain ¾ full.
Once the solvent is evaporated, fill the syringes for easy dosing.
Even though the efficacy of the cannabis plant as an alternative medicine for various ailments is currently under debate. I strongly believe that the plant is blessed with healing properties, as many have attested to the fact that, hemp oil helped to cure their diseases.