Rick Simpson is no wild-eyed hippie. He isn’t some shamanistic proponent of crazy cure-alls. Instead, he is a respectable American man who believes that Cannabis oil can cure cancer. And he has more reason for doing so than most. He cured his own cancer, and says he has treated others successfully using cannabis oil. So, what you should know about Rick Simpson CBD oil?
He also don’t have a huge business empire. Most of the information contained in his books is freely available online, but you can get the e-books if you want all the information in one place.
We respect Rick Simpson for sharing his story, but we would like to point out that when trying to emulate him, you can and should consider a few variations on his methods.
What we have to remember is that Rick didn’t have access to hemp. His website talks about Cannabis / Hemp, so presumably he also recognizes the benefits of hemp, but the plant varieties he use are not hemp. Instead, he used marijuana, and a potent strain at that. 90% THC is quite an extreme concentration of this highly psychoactive cannabinoid.
So respectable or not, Rick certainly was stoned, which is something that hemp can’t do to you, no matter how much of it you consume. Hemp contains a high concentration of a different cannabinoid: CBD. So you may well wonder if it’s possible to make and use a Rick Simpson CBD oil instead of a Rick Simpson THC oil.
Before you continue, there’s something you need to know about Rick Simpson CBD oil
Whether you use a THC oil or a CBD oil, the results are unpredictable. Research into cannabinoids and cancer is still in its infancy. Yes, CBD kills cancer cells in a petri dish. Yes, animal trials in mice seem to indicate an effect on breast cancer and brain cancer, but that doesn’t mean it’s going to work for you.
In fairness, we also can’t say that Rick Simpson CBD oil or THC oil won’t work for you. The jury isn’t even out on this one. Evidence is still being heard.
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And it comes with a health warning!
The Rick Simpson CBD oil and THC oil recipes you see online may be fine for external use, but you should not take them internally. Why is that? Many of the recipes we have seen use Naphtha, butane or other solvents to extract the oil. Apart from the danger of explosions if a spark catches the solvents during ‘cooking’ process, dangerous residues that are in themselves carcinogenic may be left behind. Saferextracts can be made with
Don’t get us wrong, we’re not criticizing Rick. He did the best he could with what he had at the time. But if you really want to make cannabis oil at home, try this method published on YouTube by Endoca’s Henry Vincenty. In this video he shows us a safe extraction method using ethanol.
But it’s important to note that no solvent extraction method will get all the goodness out of the hemp or marijuana plant. For that, Supercritical CO2 extractions are the gold standard, and you can’t easily do that at home as some state-of-the-art equipment is required.
The big dilemma
It takes a lot of material to make a small amount of oil. At dispensary prices, you’ll end up paying a LOT for your oil. You could try growing it in your backyard, but just how much marijuana (or even innocuous hemp) can you grow there without picking up legal problems along the way? You need permits to grow, even in states where marijuana or hemp cultivation is legal.
You could buy Rick Simpson CBD oil online, but once again, you will have to be careful. In the US, this industry is unregulated, and you could be getting practically anything. It’s almost better to get your hands on a whole lot of marijuana so you can make your own oil.
One other option is to buy Endoca’s Rick Simpson CBD oil, which isn’t really a Rick Simpson oil at all for two reasons: it won’t make you high, and it has been extracted in a mainstream lab with full pharmaceutical certification.