Consuming simply a larger amount of CBD oil is both an expensive and digestive challenge, since it is oil based. But even then it would not match the wide range of cannabinoids that are present in a full spectrum extract such as the Rick Simpson oil.
For good reasons, CBD and Rick Simpson oil are receiving attention. There is no shortage of studies and anecdotal reports that show the beneficial aspects of cannabis. However, there is some confusion surrounding CBD oil, and how it is related to Rick Simpson oil. While they are similar in many aspects, they are still very different products.
Thanks to the highly successful documentary Run From The Cure, the Rick Simpson oil became a household name almost over night. We’ll explain the difference between CBD oil and Rick Simpson oil.
How Does Cbd Oil Relate To Rso (Rick Simpson Oil)?
In addition to the Rick Simpson oil, the cannabinoid CBD has also received special attention. The cannabinoid shows a wide range of beneficial qualities, all while being absolutely non-psychoactive.
Both oils are made from the same plant: cannabis, respectively hemp. From a botanical perspective, cannabis and hemp belong to the same plant genus – cannabis. However, due to geographical factors and through breeding, the plant has developed into different species and strains, which produce a different harvest: Hemp produces few and small flowers with low cannabinoid content, but in exchange hemp produces high amounts of fibre, which are used in many industrial applications. Cannabis, on the other hand, refers to the recreational plant which produces big and potent cannabinoid-laden flowers, but only small amounts of fibre.
Commercial CBD oil, on the other hand, contains high levels of CBD, but only very, very small trace amounts of other cannabinoids such as THC or CBN: 2.5-20% CBD, and only 0-0.03% THC. As research has shown, THC shows promising potential for many conditions, which is why this psychoactive cannabinoid is an important part in any cannabis based approach.
Ever since, a large number of people suffering from various diseases have been experimenting with the Rick Simpson oil, and indeed many have anecdotally reported staggering results of remission. However, due to the illegal status of the oil, research on humans is very difficult to conduct, as governments are reluctant to hand out the necessary licenses and permits.
If you live in a state where marijuana is illegal, do not proceed with the following steps on how to make RSO oil. Know the laws of the state that you live in, and be sure to abide by them at all times.
Also, please bear in mind that THC has psychoactive effects, and you may be more sensitive to it than others. High doses of THC could result in the following side effects:
While Canada had begun a medical marijuana program in 2001, it only offered patients access to homegrown weed or sales directly from Health Canada. As such, what Rick was doing attracted the attention of the authorities, who raided his home on numerous occasions. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police destroyed at least 2,600 of his plants. However, he refused to bow down and continued on his worthy mission.
How to Make Rick Simpson Oil
And of course, the FDA does not recognize any of the purported/anecdotal health benefits of RSO oil. It is hard enough for researchers to study marijuana, let alone a potent “homemade” extract like RSO. Simply put, there is no hard evidence relating specifically to the medical benefits of Rick Simpson Oil.
Most CBD oil available today comes from hemp and contains less than 0.3% THC. Many companies have marketed it as providing ‘healing without the high.’ In fact, CBD is actually now an approved prescription medication (under the name Epidiolex) for two rare forms of child epilepsy. RSO, on the other hand, will get you high if you use enough. And of course, it’s still illegal in a number of states.
RSO originated because its creator used a cannabis concentrate oil on his skin cancer. He claims the oil eliminated his cancer within four days. As we’ve emphasized, however, these are still nothing more than anecdotal claims. In fact, most physicians would probably refuse to blatantly credit cannabis oil as the reason for the disappearance of Simpson’s cancerous growths.
The dizzy spells and tinnitus continued for over a year after the incident. Simpson received prescription medication, but not only did it not help his condition, but it also made certain symptoms worse. One day, Rick saw a documentary that outlined the potential benefits of marijuana.