Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)

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Many people have heard of it, and rave about the benefits it has, but a lot of people are still asking, 'what is Rick Simpson Oil?' Well, Rick Simpson Oil, sometimes referred to as ‘active oil,’ is an incredibly potent concentrate that has proven to be a strong medication for serious ailments such as cancer, multiple sclerosis, Crohn’s disease, arthritis, HIV/AIDS, tumors, and chronic pain.

How Is Rick Simpson Oil Made?

Cannabis flowers that have been twice crushed and washed in a solvent such as alcohol are then purged through evaporation, leaving behind thick amber oil usually ranging from 60% to 90% THC and 10% to 15% CBD.  Rick Simpson Oil is most often derived from indica cannabis, but sativa is popular to treat mental illnesses and among patients who are susceptible to the psychoactive effects and find them too "heavy."

How to Use Rick Simpson Oil

Despite it looking like an oil you might smoke, this is not the recommended method of ingestion. But if that is truly your preference, it is important to know what solvent was used in making it. Patients are rather encouraged to use RSO topically or orally.

Is Rick Simpson Oil edible? In fact, it is! When ingested orally, it is used much like a liquid tincture.  Let it sit on the lower gums or under the tongue for about 60 seconds. Due to its bitter taste, some people do not like ingesting it orally. If you are wondering how to us Rick Simpson Oil topically, its rather simple; all you should do is mix it with oil or lotion and apply to wherever needed. For Oil ingestion the recommended dosing guideline is as follows: consume 60 grams of RSO is 90 days. His outline starts with small doses and increases at regular intervals to allow adjustment to taste, potency, and effects.

Rick Simpson Oil vs. CBD Oil

CBD oil and Rick Simpson Oil are often associated or confused with each other. They do both offer incredible medical and pain relieving benefits, but the main difference is that Rick Simpson Oil is high in THC and has a moderate dose of CBD, displaying the full spectrum of the plants benefits. Cannabinoids such as CBN and CBG are also found in Rick Simpson Oil, whereas CBD oil contains only trace amounts of THC. The combination of cannabinoids in RSO produce a perfect combination of benefits that are changing lives every day. Lastly many people always wonder if Rick Simpson oil is legal? Well yes and no. Federally it is illegal because Marijuana is still federally outlawed, but if you are a medical marijuana patient then you can legally obtain Rick Simpson Oil at your local cannabis dispensary; like Universal Collective!