Rick Simpson Oil is a type of cannabis concentrate with extremely high levels of THC, also known as THC concentrate. The oil, named after the man who made it famous, is often touted in online forums as a cancer treatment, pain killer, and at teams even as a miracle cure.
While the evidence on those claims is anecdotal at best, particularly with regards to cancer, it remains a product of great interest. However, it requires a large amount of cannabis and a great deal of care.
That said, with a little education, one can make highly pure RSO from the comfort of their home. Rick Simpson himself says it’s as nearly as easy as brewing coffee. Let’s take a look at his Rick Simpson Oil recipe:
Step 1: Select a high-quality, THC-rich (<15%) cannabis cultivar. Simpson recommends a relaxing Indica strain, though patients are welcome to select any strain they prefer. A pound of flowers will yield the entire 60 gram, a 90-day treatment that Simpson recommends.
Step 3: Pour the solvent, which may now have a green-hued color, through the cheesecloth and into your bowl. The marijuana material can stay in its bucket — it’s still usable!
Step 4: Pour a fresh batch of isopropyl alcohol into the cannabis bucket, mixing gently in a repetition of Step 2.
Step 5: Repeat step 3, pouring this batch of solvent into the same bowl as the first batch. At this point, you’ve extracted virtually all the cannabinoids you can, so the marijuana material can be discarded.
Step 7: Ensuring your rice cooker stays around 220°F, check the soon-to-be-RSO occasionally, and wait until the solvent evaporation has occurred. The final product should be thick and dark in color. At this point, remove your oil from the rice cooker using a syringe (perfect for accurate dosing) or spatula.
There you have it. By making your own Rick Simpson Oil at home, you can ensure product purity and freshness — and maybe even learn a thing or two about the nature of cannabinoids.
Remember to consult with a physician first, and always start with a low dose, particularly with such a strong concentrate like RSO.