When it comes to medical marijuana, one of the most recognizable products is Rick Simpson Oil, commonly referred to as RSO oil. RSO oil is a THC-rich concentration that offers medical marijuana patients in Florida a chance to effectively relieve mental and physical issues.
Read along to understand what RSO oil is, how RSO oil came to be, how medical marijuana patients in Florida can use RSO oil, and what’s inside Rick Simpson Oil.
The History Behind RSO Oil
Rick Simpson oil was invented by, you guessed it, Rick Simpson. Although Rick Simpson had experimented with cannabis for minor ailments, it wasn’t until 2003 that he was diagnosed with a form of skin cancer.
To his doctors’ dismay, Rick Simpson went ahead and created his own medicine. Cannabis had proved to relieve issues in the past, so he felt that using concentrated cannabis was warranted.
Rick Simpson was left with a dark, viscous liquid that was abundant in cannabinoids, especially THC. According to Rick Simpson, he placed a few drops of RSO oil on the cancerous growth and covered it with a bandage for four days.
After four days, the cancerous growth on his arm was nowhere to be seen. Instead of a celebration, Rick Simpson faced persecution by Canadian authorities. Although Rick Simpson risked time behind bars, along with ongoing harassment by police, Rick Simpson made it his goal to provide cancer patients with RSO oil — free of cost.
What is RSO Oil?
RSO oil is a concentrated form of cannabis that contains all of the naturally occurring cannabinoids, terpenes, and flavonoids available in marijuana. In general, Rick Simpson oil contains a high amount of THC — typically 60-90%.
However, the dominant cannabinoids found in RSO oil is dependent on the cannabis strain used. If a high CBD strain is used, then the predominant cannabinoid will be cannabidiol.
Due to RSO oil’s highly concentrated nature, its best use case is for medical conditions, such as cancer. However, RSO oil can be used to assist a multitude of mental and physical issues.
Here’s a list of issues that RSO oil can be used for.
- Loss of appetite
- Chronic pain
- Multiple Sclerosis
- And more
How to Use RSO Oil
Using RSO oil may seem daunting at first; however, it’s very straightforward after your first time. RSO oil is sold in plastic applicators that resemble a syringe (minus the needle, thankfully). Each RSO oil applicator features volume gradients, so you can easily dose each serving.
It is essential to understand that RSO oil is very concentrated and a small amount goes a long way. Therefore, we recommend that you start slow and work your way up over time.
RSO oil is already active because it is heated to remove any trace of solvent (ethanol or isopropyl alcohol). By heating RSO oil during the production process, the inactive THC-A molecules are converted to the psychoactive THC form.
This means that you do not have to smoke RSO oil to feel its effects. With RSO oil, you can consume it directly, rub it into your skin, or mix it with other foods to mask the often bitter taste.
However, the most common method for using RSO oil is to eat it. Always consult with a medical professional before beginning an RSO oil regimen. If you’re new to medical marijuana, it’s always best to talk to your medical marijuana doctor while you’re applying for a medical marijuana card in Florida.
Generally, RSO oil regimens contain 60-grams and last approximately 3-months. Your serving sizes may vary depending on the severity of your condition.
Considerations When Using RSO Oil
Once you begin using RSO oil daily, there are a few recommendations that you should always follow for the most effective and safe experience.
First and foremost, always start with a small serving size. Each medical marijuana patient is different, which is why you will need to personally determine what serving size works best for you.
The second aspect to consider is that you should never drive while under the influence of RSO oil. Driving while high is illegal in Florida and will result in a DUI. THC is a psychoactive compound which decreases your motor skills, so always have a designated driver or just stay at home.
Lastly, always consult with a medical marijuana doctor before you change your serving size.
If you’re ready to experience RSO oil for the first time or you need to apply for a medical marijuana license, look no further than Florida’s premier medical marijuana doctors at Compassionate Healthcare of Florida.