Yo, what’s good my fellow stoners? It’s ya boy Dan, and I’m here to talk about one of the most controversial cannabis extracts out there—Rick Simpson Oil (RSO). This baby is strong as hell, and has some bold claims about its healing powers. But of course, there are always haters out there trying to bring it down. So, let’s dive into the world of RSO and see what all the fuss is about.
First off, let’s talk about the OG himself—Rick Simpson. This dude went from being a regular ol’ engineer in Nova Scotia to a cannabis hero after discovering the power of high-potency cannabis extracts. Simpson had a work-related injury that left him with tinnitus, and conventional medicine just couldn’t cut it. That’s when he turned to the ganja, and boy did it help him out. But when he tried to get a medical cannabis prescription from his doctor and was shut down, he realized that there was a bigger issue at play here.
Fast forward a few years, and Simpson was diagnosed with skin cancer. He knew that cannabis had helped him before, so he decided to give it a shot as a treatment option. And wouldn’t you know it, it worked! According to Simpson, the growths disappeared within a week after he applied his oil directly to his skin cancer. This story inspired thousands of others to try RSO for themselves, and Simpson even set up his own website—Phoenix Tears—to guide people through the process of making their own oil.
So, what exactly is RSO used for? Well my friends, people use it to treat a wide variety of health conditions. As a full-spectrum cannabis extract, RSO contains cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids, and other cannabis constituents that may have therapeutic properties. However, it’s important to note that RSO hasn’t been medically reviewed on a comprehensive level through clinical trials, so we can’t make any definitive claims about its effectiveness.
Now let’s get to the nitty-gritty: how do you make this stuff? First off, you’re gonna need a lot of weed (like 450g of dried buds). You’ll also need some isopropyl alcohol, a food-grade plastic bucket, a rice cooker, and some other supplies. Check out the step-by-step instructions above if you wanna try your hand at making RSO at home.
But wait—how does RSO compare to CBD oil? Well my dudes, they’re very different products. RSO is made using ethanol extraction and contains almost all of the constituents in cannabis flowers (including THC), while CBD oil is made using supercritical CO₂ extraction from low-THC hemp plants and contains mainly CBD and terpenes suspended in a carrier oil. They also have different concentrations of cannabinoids and terpenes, as well as different production methods and effects.
So there you have it folks—everything you need to know about RSO. But before you go whipping up your own batch, remember that this stuff is potent as hell and should be approached with caution. It’s also important to note that clinical trials are needed to fully understand the potential therapeutic benefits of RSO. Stay safe out there my fellow tokers!