Who is Rick Simpson?
This is the first thing I thought when a massage therapist ask me if I knew about the healing power of Rick Simpson Oil. So I sat out to do some research and get the answers. This is what I learned..In 1997 Rick Simpson was working in a Canadian hospital, in the boiler room covering dangerous asbestos on the hospital pipes with a toxic aerosol glue. Do you see the elements for developing cancer waiting to happen? I do! The near term effects of working in this environment was temporary shock to the nervous system. Simpson apparent passed out and fell from a ladder, when he regained consciousness he contacted his coworkers who took him to the emergency room. He continued to have dizziness and ringing in his ears, with little help from the pharmaceuticals he was given. After watching a documentary on the positive benefits of cannabis, he spoke with his doctor who refused to even consider it. So he sought out cannabis to treat himself. After he saw significant improvements on his symptoms he noticed some spots on his arm. After consulting with his doctor, it was confirmed to be skin cancer. After seeing a study on cannabis treatment for cancer in mice, he decided it had worked before, so he treated his skin cancer with topical cannabis. It healed his skin cancer and he decided to start growing his own cannabis and making it into his own specialized form of cannabis concentrate, now known as Rick Simpson Oil (RSO).
So what is Rick Simpson Oil?
RSO is concentrated cannabis oil extracted from female cannabis plants that contain at least 20 percent THC or more. Simpson favors high-THC and low-CBD content when using as a treatment. It’s not CBD Oil which is made from the drug-producing Cannabis Indica that’s been bred to contain low levels of THC. Although the technique he uses to make concentrated cannabis oil is not new, he popularized the precise specifications of his oil and patient outreach by sharing his knowledge with anyone who needs it. Eventually, his oil became known as Rick Simpson Oil (RSO). Simpson believes that in order to treat serious medical conditions, it’s best to apply the extract to the skin directly or to swallow it in a capsule, instead of smoking it.
Simpson has actually successfully treated over 5,000 patients—free of charge—for all kinds of conditions, including cancer, HIV/AIDS, insomnia, diabetes, depression, osteoporosis, asthma, and more. He even cured his mother’s psoriasis.
If you want to buy high quality Rick Simpson cannabis oil, you’ll need to find oil made with the original Rick Simpson method.
Here is how it’s made:
cannabis plants should be home-grown organically.
* Only the flowers are picked to ensure maximum content.
* The flowers are ground up and place in an alcohol solvent to extract the cannabinoids.
* The mixture is washed twice with the solvent.
* Plant matter is removed.
* Next, the alcohol is cooked out of the mixture at a low temperature for a long time.
* Once the mixture stops bubbling, it is ready.
* The oil is placed in syringes or capsules for easy use.
And just like that, you get quality Rick Simpson oil from your chosen cannabis strain.
The plant you choose determines what kind of THC content the oil will have.
What I’d the difference in Rick Simpson Oil and CBD Oil?
Rick Simpson Oil contains high levels of THC, the phylogenetic component in Marijuana. CBD Oil is an extract of cannabis that does not have much if any THC and therefore little to none of the phylogenetic effects. CBD is legal in all 50 states, however THC is not legal by Federal Law and is legal only in certain states. See my article: THC and CBD What is the difference? Posted August 6, 2017.
DISCLAIMER: The information here is NOT medical advice. Do not institute any changes in your current health programs without consulting your Medical provider. For medical advice please consult your private physician or preferred health service provider.