Hello again fellow Smokians.
Today my post is going to be a bit different then the previous ones…
I want to share with you a little tutorial, that perhaps for some of you it is quite basic and maybe even not the best option to choose from (due to the large variety available), but for others, it might be useful.
So lets talk about making your own RSO (Rick Simpson's Oil).
I haven't been making it for a while...the last time was about 4 years ago, when my mother was deep in her Cancer treatments...I was making it for her to help her elevate some of the side-affects related to the chemotherapy treatments she was receiving.
That was a time in my life I was thoroughly researching the subject, as all of the other treatments my Mother was receiving weren’t getting any positive results.
I don't want to dive into this story (as it still a very open wound for me) but, for my mom, it was too late, the disease has spread to much already and unfortunately she passed away about 3 years ago after fighting this awful disease for over 2 years.
But I know that this oil helped lots of other people around the world, and has a tremendous healing property and a whole treatment regime for lots of diseases, but specifically for oncology patients.
But today I had a visit (business related) from a nice older guy, I were consulting him on an urban farming project he were planning in his city.
And after a while we started talking about medical marijuana production, and the regulations and budgets required for such operations….one thing led to another and he told me about his sister, that just received her medical license due to Cancer, and that he been trying to find the best possible usage for that cannabis for her.
After a long research online for a possible treatment for his sister, he stumbled upon Rick Simpson Oil.
Now the amazing thing is that there are communities in almost every country in the world that guide people on how to make this oil, how to treat their disease with it, and generally help each other to pass through those hard times.
So after having a long conversation with him about it, he was very eager to try it out, and I promised to send him a tutorial and a few videos on how to easily make this Oil at home.
And today i want to share this simple tutorial with you.
The pictures were taken a few years ago when i was living in a more Cannabis-Tolerant country, and growing weed was sort of a profession for me.<
I had plenty of stock to experience with and process to various kinds of extracts.
So what is an RSO oil?
“RSO is a concentrated form of cannabis oil known to have medical benefits, particularly for cancer”
There are many kinds of cannabis oils around by they usually tend to contain mainly CBD and little to no THC.
RSO differs from those other cannabis oils because it contains higher levels of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and this is the main psychoactive cannabinoid in marijuana - the one that gets us “high.”
There is quite a bit of information online regarding RSO, and if it might be (unfortunately) of any interest to you, I would encourage you to check it out.
There been quite a bit of research on the subject.
According to Rick's website, for an efficient treatment the goal is to gradually consume 60 grams of the Oil over the course of a 90-day period.
If you’re looking for a smaller treatment course, you can easily divide the recipe into smaller amounts.
So what do we need to produce that 60 grams/ml dosage?
1) 450-500 grams (about a pound) of well dried cannabis material (preferably indica dominant strain, though its really up to your specific needs and preferences.) - the more high quality buds the better, but good quality trim would work great as well.
*I used a bit more than that, so what?! :)
2) 8-9 litters (2 gallons) of some kind of solvent, preferably 95% (or more) grain alcohol or 99% isopropyl alcohol.
3) 2 tall buckets or bowls (preferably stainless steel), large enough to contain the solvent and the weed material - about 8-10 litters (2-2.5 gallons) should suffice.
4) A wooden spool or some kind of stick for stirring.
5) A cheese cloth or a coffee filter.
6) Rice cooker (not mandatory).
7) Some kind of collection unit, preferably a syringe.
So what's next?
So now that we have everything we need, lets start cooking ;)
Put all your plant material inside the bucket and pour enough solvent to cover it entirely
Crush and stir the plant material with the wooden spoon while adding solvent as you need. You need to be doing that for about 3-4 minutes while the active ingredients dissolve into the solvent. The first batch should dissolve about 80% of the cannabinoids in the plant material.
Drain the mixed solvent from all the plant material into your second bucket/bowl using the cheesecloth or a coffee strainer.
Place the plant material back in the first bucket and add more solvent and keep stirring for 3 more minutes and drain it once more.
Pour the brown coloured solvent into the rice cooker.
Please note that The rice cooker should be working on a steady temperature between 100 to 110 degrees Celsius (210 - 230 degrees Fahrenheit), which is the correct heat setting for decarboxylation to occur.
As the rice cooker heats up, the solvent will slowly evaporate. Continue to add your mixture to the rice cooker as the liquid condenses.
Once the solvent has evaporated, and you left with a thick, dark brown oil you should Siphon the oil into your syringe for easy dosing.
The RSO tends to be thick so if you have trouble dispensing it, put the syringe under hot water and that should help dispensing it.
Thats it, there is really not much to it, if you did everything right you should be having about 60 ml of a thick black and potent substance.
I am sure it goes without saying but, medical patients should always consult their doctor before starting any new treatment.
However, as there are many doctors who refuse to discuss cannabis as a course of treatment, you should proceed with the Rick Simpson method at your own discretion.
A few notes and considerations :
1)Do not try to dab RSO, as it is made with high-proof solvent and could be a bit risky for your health.
2)For one patient, the goal is to gradually consume 60 grams of Rick Simpson Oil over the course of a 90-day period.
You can see the exact schedule and additional information on Ricks website at : https://phoenixtears.ca/dosage-information/
3)While you don’t necessarily need a rice cooker, they can be very helpful at maintaining a slow, steady temperature.
If your mixture heats above 148 degrees Celsius (300 degrees Fahrenheit), the cannabinoids will burn and the RSO will be unusable. It is not recommended to use a slow cooker or a stove, as this will overheat your mixture.
You can always use the sun to evaporate the solvent but this will require much more time and might contaminate the mixture in the process.
4)Make sure you do the whole process in an open, well-ventilated area, and avoid all flames, stove-tops, sparks, and smoking nearby, as the solvent is highly combustible.
To sum up, I hope you will never need to consume cannabis for medical purposes, especially of such magnitude, and that cannabis will always have a recreational or a spiritual purpose for you, or slimly a way to relax…
But if for some reason, life dealt you a shitty hand, and you or someone close to you must endure such a hardship I encourage you to do some research on Rick Simpson's Method and the RSO.
My heart is with you.
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