RSO, or Rick Simpson Oil, is a form of cannabis that can be consumed in many different ways.
The oil is typically created by a method of extracting cannabinoids from the plant that leaves behind a thick and viscus substance. The exact methods of extraction can vary but typically involves using a solvent like naphtha or ethanol to dissolve the THC and other cannabinoids found in the plant, then evaporating the solvent to leave behind an oily residue.
The resulting oil can be used in many ways and has become popular particularly among medical patients as it can be both potent and cost-effective.
It's named after Rick Simpson, who claims to have discovered its healing properties after he was cured of skin cancer in 2003. RSO has since become a household name within the cannabis industry.
RSO has a strong taste and smell, and some people really enjoy it. The taste is often described as woody or earthy, with a metallic aftertaste - but ultimately will vary based on the inputs.
If you're not a fan of the flavor, there are plenty of ways you can consume your oil without having to taste it - for example:
It is always important to remember that the right dosage of any cannabis product depends on the person. The general rule of thumb with RSO is to start with a small dose about the size of a dry rice grain and work your way up to a larger amount if necessary.
When taking RSO for the first time, wait at least an hour (ideally, 2 hours) after your first dose before consuming more RSO in order to gauge how you feel and to help minimize any negative side effects from it.
If you live in a state where medical marijuana is legal and you have a medical card, then it's likely that your dispensary will carry Rick Simpson Oil.
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