Back to My RSO Days - A little Tutorial on How to Make Rick Simpson's Oil and Why ❓🎓💭

5 months ago

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”

https://www.leafly.com/news/cannabis-101/what-is-rick-simpson-oil

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 ;)


Step 1:
Put all your plant material inside the bucket and pour enough solvent to cover it entirely

Step 2:
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.
Step 3:
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.

Step 4:
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.

Step 5:
As the rice cooker heats up, the solvent will slowly evaporate. Continue to add your mixture to the rice cooker as the liquid condenses.

Step 6:
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.

Peace





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"Cannabis is just way too healthy for a sick health care system.”

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It is safer IMO to use Everclear than isopropyl alcohol as isopropyl alcohol isn't recommended for human consumption and can have deadly results. Everyclear on the other hand is safe for consumption and even Rick Simpson suggests using everyclear. Everything else is right on but never use isopropyl alcohol to make RSO.

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If it's done properly, there is no iso left in the oil to consume, much like butane for honey oil.

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Spend a few dollars more no reason to risk your health to death if you mess up and don't purge it all. Because isopropyl alcohol when consumed can cause death.

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I wouldnt go as far as "Death" as according to the research Isopropyl toxicity can rarely be lethal and in most of the cases would be caused by a high overdose or mixing with other agents, rather then a ongoing small amount consumption.

And the most important part as @taskmanager mentioned, is that if done correctly there is really just a bit of residue left if any at all...

For sure if you can get everclear that would probably be a better alternative but it is extremely hard to find and straight up illegal in many countries.

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There is quite a debate on this issue, and opinions go both ways.

Personally i think that the little residue that is left (if any) wouldn't be as dangerous as most of the other conventional treatments that the patients that might consider using RSO receiving.

And as everclear or any other grain alcohol can be often challenging to find (it is illegal in many countries), i would dare to say that isopropyl might be not as bad of a solution.

According to my own research Rick is actually using Naphtha in most of his extraction, but has no issue at all with isopropyl...actually he has a few issues with grain alcohol due to at least 5% water content.

Here is a little sumup from his website:

"I have used different solvents to produce oil but most of the time I use naphtha. Naphtha is usually readily available and very economical to purchase when compared to other solvents. Most paint suppliers sell naphtha as paint thinners, so the average person should have little trouble in locating this solvent."

"I have also used alcohol and isopropyl alcohol to produce the oil on quite a few occasions with no difficulties. Usually an oil produced with alcohol will be darker in color than oil produced with naphtha. The reason for this is alcohol is not as selective as naphtha and it will leach out some of the chlorophyll which gives oils produced in this manner a darker color. Just because such an oil is darker in color, do not underestimate its potency, a darker oil can and often is just as potent as oils produced in another manners."

"Often people tell me that they would prefer to produce the oil using grain alcohol. For some reason they seem to think that grain alcohol would be safer to use. One of the main problems with grain alcohol is that it is very hard to find alcohol such as this that is 99 or 100% pure."
"In most cases it is hard to find alcohol that is over 95 % and usually the other 5 % will be water. Since this water is present, it makes such alcohol less effective as a solvent and at the end of the process there will be quite a bit of water left in the oil that must be evaporated off."
"From my experience I do not consider grain alcohol to be any safer than isopropyl alcohol or naphtha to produce the oil. No matter how you look at it, alcohol is poison and when you consume alcohol, it produces a poison high that affects your motor skills and this is known as being drunk."

"I am not saying that high grade oil cannot be produced using grain alcohol. Rather I am saying that you should be aware that grain alcohol is no better or safer than most other solvents that are currently available."

"When the oil is made properly, the finished product is a thick grease. Oils that I have produced have been laboratory tested and I have never received any report of solvent residue being present in the finished product."

"It seems absurd to me that anyone would worry about solvent residue in the oil when you consider what the medical system has been feeding the public. Liver toxic chemicals, poisons, chemo, radiation, etc. It seems to me that anyone worried about being poisoned should be much more concerned with what the medical system supplies, rather than residue from a solvent."

"There are many scientific ways to extract the oil from the plant material. Also there many solvents that can be safely used to perform this task. Not to mention other processes like nobel gas extractions. The problem with scientific methods is that most people lack the equipment and knowledge to perform such extractions. And that is why we showed the public the simplest possible way to produce this medication themselves."

http://phoenixtears.ca/articles/solvent-residue-in-the-oil/


Anyway, for sure the safest way would be to use the less problematic solvent, or even better..no solvent at all, but often those options are not readily available for most people not for producing themselves nor purchasing the final product.

So in my personal book i would say isopropyl is sort of the lesser of two evils.
The official toxicity reports on isopropyl ingestion seem to actually show less toxicity compared to other alcohol types.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK493181/

So probaly most of them are not as good for you as some other stuff, but as Rick states him self, all alcohol types are toxic, their "toxicity" is what makes us drunk, and if done correctly the RSO oil shouldn't contain that much residue to have any danger to the patient....

But I am not an expert, and I would suggest everybody to do their own research on the subject.

I appreciate your comment @tecnosgirl and thanks for pointing that out, I think it is important to have a discussion on the matter!

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I have never saw that, I saw a video where he was showing how to make it and he was using everclear, I never saw it made any other way. There are many methods used to extract that is scary, paint thinner, really? WOW see this is why I make most of my own meds because of all this dangerous way of extraction. Yes I give that if everything is gotten out, it is generally safe, but the problem at least in the Black Market like I am in is that most of the time when you are talking concentrates the shit isn't purged correctly. I personally would not risk giving a loved one any concentrate made using a chemical that has warnings on it about consumption and death or brain damage as paint thinner is known to cause brain damage. The risk of not getting it all purged would scare me too bad. And thanks for not being offended by my comments @carpediem and I know someone who died from isopropyl alcohol poisoning. I was 16 in an all girls school and a girl thought she could get drunk off of it, she took 1 shot of it, and the next day when we woke up she was dead. That one shot made her liver shut down. I am 41 now, that stuck with me as one would expect something like that would do.

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Yeah you are absolutely right about that, things can often get very nasty, with regards to whats being put inside those stuff...but to be fair you could probably say that about most of the things thats being sold for consumption, we don't know half the things they put in most of the food out there...even fruits and vegetables, not to talk about medications...

And just to put things in perspective and perhaps show that there are two sides of a coin, when Rick was asked about him using Naphtha thats was his answer:

"Eggs are wiped with naphtha. Food-grade coconut oil, and soybean oil are extracted with naphtha. Oranges, grapefruits, and other citrus are wiped with 'food-grade' naphtha to clean them prior to display, and acceptable limits have been set by the US Dept of Agriculture (USDA) for levels of solids left on foods, post-evaporation, which can be consumed with no risk to health.

Soap. Perfume. Deodorant. Petroleum jelly. Many "medicines" are made with naphtha, as Jindřich Bayer keeps saying (but not chemo -- I am sure that chemo is made with only lovingly with organic all natural products like cucumbers, seaweed, and lavender fronds, all gently massaged between the thighs of virgins)."

Dont get me wrong, I am all up for natural only ingredients, but sometimes you have to do with what you have.

And if the studies show that after proper preparation there is virtually no residue then I am personally have no concerns here.

Though I would 100% agree on the fact that if you purchase things on the non-regulated black market, you probably should go for as natural and unprocessed you can get and do all the processing your self.

We have this low quality cheap hash in abundance here, everything is strange about this thing, the consistency, the smell, you name it...but it is among the most common substances among the younger smokers populatinon, a few years ago they sent this thing to a laboratory and found out that there is mostly organic hash there and perhaps some resin....but it also has henna, wax, and some cow dung, though i have no problem with the organic hash an resins, I do have a little issue with consuming the cow shit....though thats just me.

The point is, you should probably know what you are consuming...though its often very hard to know.

I am not offended at all dear @technosgirl , I am all up for a healthy discussion and always eager to learn new things...you cant really do that staying affixed to your opinions...so i am always open to new ones.

I am sorry to hear about your experience, yeah such a thing can definitely make a mark for life, though, and please dont get me wrong here...16 years old children (or anybody else in that matter) shouldn't drink 99% proof alcohol...and I would claim that her undeveloped liver could't probably handle the 95 proof everclear either...

Thanks again for your comments and opinions, i think it is important to show several points of view!

I newer used this oil(( Need to try it!
useful tutorial! Thank's!

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Thanks alot @dreamon.

The oil is very potent and is usually not as good for smoking and probably not cooking as well, as it has a bit of taste to it.
The best way to use that oil is simply ingesting it directly, though there are really no fixed rules about it and personally i probably tried all the possible ways to consume it, wouldnt suggest dabbing though.

Thanks for stopping by!

Excellent post that could really help people .

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Thank you very much my friend!

I’m sorry to hear of the loss of your mother. My boyfriend lost his mother to cancer 17 years ago. She was only 47. These are great instructions. Such important information that more people need to know. I would agree with @tecnosgirl on the everclear, if it’s available.

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Thanks dear, i really appreciate it.

There is not a single day that passes that i dont think of her, she was my best friend, one of the only people in thew world i could talk to for hours (or perhaps one of the only people in the world that could listen to me for hours:)).

I believe, that no matter how old are you as long as your parents alive, you are a child, someones child...your well being will be the most important thing for someone.

I miss that feeling alot...that feeling when someone tells you to wear something warm because its cold outside, although you are over 30 and probably already know how to monitor your own temperature :), or will put an ridiculous amount of food on your plate at family dinner just because she thinks you lost too much weight.

The saddest part about all this, is that my mom was waiting so patiently for grand-kids (me and my brother both commenced a bit late to the task), her biggest dream in life was to have a grand-daughter...
She passed away exactly 24 hours after her first grand-daughter was born...my brother and his wife were in the delivery room when me and my father were watching my mother being reanimated on the floor of my parents house...she didnt had a chance to hold her in her arms, all she could have was a glimpse of a picture on the phone...She was just over 60 in that time.

Since then (and barely 3 years passed) she would be an amazing Grandma for 3 lovely girls, and in about two month from now she would have the forth girl.

Life sucks sometimes...but she will always be with us and in moments like this i wish I would be a bit more religious, to believe she is in some better place, watching over us...but as i am not, I can only keep her alive in my heart, in stories i would tell my kids, in memories and in the constant attempt to be a better version of my self, as she always taught me...and hope that her energy, her soul or whatever one chooses to call it, moved on to something magnificent, to some kind of other existential experience and that we are all, also part of her, whatever her existence might be.

I apologize for the whole reminiscing chapter, it's just that once i started writing, was hard to stop...

Thanks for the comment.

Regarding the whole solvent issue, I have mentioned a few points above, but yeah...i generally agree.

Good ol' rso, well made tutorial!

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Thanks alot, tried my best.. :)

Thanks for sharing bro, I'm in the same boat. I lost my mother to cancer 3yrs ago, it was the saddest thing ever. She also puffed and would have liked your oil!

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Yeah brother, thats a shitty boat to be in.
Sorry for your loss, i know its painful as hell.

Yeah weed helped my mother alot during the hard times, after smoking she could actually eat and rest and even laugh a little....

Thanks for the comment!

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Anytime:)

wow, what a good content share to us here. Fantastic experiment

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Thank you very much.
I hope it can be useful for someone.

Hello
I heard for this recipe
Thank you for sharing your experience.

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It is my pleasure my friend.
Thanks for stopping by!

Thank you mate for this wonderful info and i pray that it saves millions of mom's :)

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Me too @razeiv, me too!
Thanks again