In 2003, the cannabis industry was revolutionized when a new form of concentrate was introduced. This concentrate, in the form of a homemade oil mixture, would stir up not only the cannabis community but also many in the scientific community. As its founder pushed to spread the word, big pharmaceutical companies and scientists lashed back, but the true natural healer would prevail.
A New Form of Cannabis
Rick Simpson Oil is commonly known as RSO. It was created by Mr. Rick Simpson himself, who also calls the oil “Phoenix Tears”. Like most cannabis oils, RSO contains CBD. But unlike regular CBD oils, RSO holds some key differences that set it apart.
Instead, a blend of cannabis oils and solvents was used to create RSO. There is a small amount of CBD, but more dominant is the level of THC. This is unlike most marijuana medicines, as THC typically comes in small doses or is even absent altogether. This is a key difference between CBD oil and RSO, where RSO offers psychoactive effects due to the THC present. Of course, many medical patients may not want to get high, so they should instead stick to CBD-dominant oils.
Origin of Rick Simpson Oil
But there is more to RSO than CBD and THC. The story behind the oil shows just how well it can work.
Residing in Canada, Rick Simpson created the oil for his personal use. In 2003, he was diagnosed with a form of skin cancer and had very little options for treatment.
Simpson began to research THC and found a scientific study that showed how the cannabinoid can kill cancer cells in mice. He had already been a fan of medical marijuana but decided to create his homemade mixture to attempt to treat his cancer.
Once the mixture was created, Simpson applied some of it to the cancerous moles on his skin. After leaving the mix on his skin for a few days, he claimed that the moles had completely disappeared. He was both excited and relieved to find a natural medicine that worked. By the time he realized how well his new medicine worked, he did not hesitate to begin spreading the word.
He had claimed that his new cannabis oil, conveniently named Rick Simpson Oil, cured his cancer completely. From there, Simpson began and has since, encouraged others to gain the benefits that can be obtained from medical marijuana, more specifically his new oil. He even gave his RSO away for free for some time to get the word out about its benefits.
Today, RSO is still used and loved by many. Though many scientists and big pharmaceutical companies deny the oil’s use, this never stopped Simpson or the users of his oil from naturally healing themselves. Though there is no solid scientific evidence to show that it kills cancer, there are plenty of user experiences that portray how it does.
In U.S. states where cannabis has been legalized, RSO can be found in many dispensaries. One thing to note is that dispensaries that carry RSO may sell it in various forms. For example, some modern RSOs are taken directly or mixed into drinks. Others can be dabbed just like a concentrate.
Mr. Simpson does not sell his homemade oil, though he offers the recipe for it on his website (link at the bottom of this post). He also has dosing instructions on his website for those new to the oil. Simpson stated that any online vendors claiming to sell RSO may be fake, and he is not affiliated with any of them. The best way to obtain RSO, in his opinion, is to simply purchase the ingredients and make them yourself.
FAQ: How Rick Simpson Oil Changed The Cannabis Industry
A1. Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a cannabis concentrate that has been extracted with 99% isopropyl alcohol, made famous by cancer survivor Rick Simpson in his widely distributed movie, Run From The Cure. It typically contains a higher THC concentration than many other cannabis extracts.
A2. Rick Simpson Oil introduced a new form of cannabis concentrate to the market and helped to raise awareness about the potential medical benefits of cannabis, particularly for people with chronic illnesses such as cancer. Through his movie, Run From The Cure, Rick Simpson was able to help many people who had previously gone undiagnosed and undiscovered by the medical community, inspiring a greater move towards using cannabis extracts such as RSO for medical purposes.
A3. Some of the potential benefits of using RSO include reduced inflammation, improved sleep, reduced nausea and pain, and even potentially reduced tumor size in cancer patients. While it is important to remember that cannabis is not a cure-all, the potential therapeutic benefits of Rick Simpson Oil have been studied extensively and have shown some promising results.
A4. Rick Simpson Oil is typically made with 99% isopropyl alcohol, and as with any concentrated substance, it must be used with caution. Since it typically contains very high concentrations of THC, it is important to consult with a doctor before using, especially if using it for medical purposes
In 2012, a documentary was created about Rick Simpson and his miracle oil. This video helped to expose many more people to medicine. However, with many large businesses and even scientists attempting to conceal the natural remedy (that they cannot profit from), many stoners today may still not know about RSO. It is our job to tell them about it! Make sure to share this article with others, so that they too can learn about Simpson’s medicine. Thanks for reading!