Rick Simpson hemp oil: what you should know before trying to make it at home
Why not make Rick Simpson hemp oil yourself?
Type “Rick Simpson Hemp Oil” into Google and hit the Enter key and you will find a wealth of articles and videos extolling its virtues as a health supplement and cure-all . . . and many recipes and methods of making “hemp oil” at home. It may seem attractive to try this but there are some very good reasons why you should avoid doing that, and we are here to tell you exactly why . . .
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The first step is to obtain raw cannabis, and this is where your problems start…
Illegal in most places, there is no guarantee that the cannabis that you get hold of is the correct strain (must be high in CBD), or that it is grown under the correct conditions.
Many producers use large quantities of insecticides and chemical fertilisers on their plants, both of which are potentially toxic contaminants that you would not want to be ingesting!
Cannabis is also still illegal in most states in the USA and many other countries around the world, and most people will find themselves having to “score weed” from unscrupulous dealers, and exposing themselves to the risk of being “busted” and ending up with a criminal record. The only sure way to get your hands on properly organically grown cannabis would be to grow it yourself, which has its own legal risk factor. Either way, it’s a no-no for most people.
Your next problem is that the Rick Simpson hemp oil method uses a solvent to dissolve the various oils from the raw cannabis material. The drawbacks to this are serious. The type of solvents that you would need to use are industrially produced and often contain contaminants that are introduced in the manufacturing process or even purposely added to the solvent by the manufacturer to retard evaporation, colour the liquid, or to stop people from using the solvent for this type of process. These contaminants – whether insecticides on the cannabis or from the solvent used – are all concentrated by the Rick Simpson hemp oil “recipe” and can seriously damage your health.
If you have no choice other than to extract yourself, grow your own cannabis and make your extract using ethanol only.
While the process as described in the recipes and video material seems to be simple, it requires understanding and practise, all to produce something that will have you glued to your couch and seeing things, and very possibly poison you too.
Finally there is also the hazard of fire or explosion to take into consideration. All in all, this is not a very good idea!
Rick Simpson hemp oil WILL get you as high as a kite
THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, for those who want to know) is the substance in cannabis that produces the “high” that the plant is generally known for. CBD is also a major medically active ingredient, and it will not make you “stoned” at all while providing you with the health benefits that you are looking for.
Solvent extraction has the drawback that you will not be able to control what is extracted from the plant material. Unwanted constituents (like THC) are included, while other beneficial substances (like many of the flavonoids) are not extracted and are thrown away with the leftover plant material.
This is where supercritical CO2 extraction has all other methods beaten, hands down. Endoca produces the best quality organically grown hemp specifically for CO2 extraction and processing into the various forms of hemp oil that that they supply to the public. GMP certified, Endoca’s manufacturing process is subject to the highest levels of control at all stages of production, including 3rd party laboratory testing to confirm exact CBD levels and also that the product is completely free of all contaminants.
This ensures that the product that is delivered to you is consistently of the highest quality and conforms to the exacting standards applied by Endoca to all of their hemp oil products.
How do I buy Rick Simpson hemp oil?
Short answer – you don’t. There are many scammers out there waiting to take your money and run. Then there is the legality issue – THC is an illegal psychotropic drug in most countries, while pure CBD extracts are legal.
Rick Simpson did much to popularise the use of cannabis oil in health care, and while Endoca recognises his invaluable contribution in this area, the company has made great strides in being able to supply you with CBD extracts and oils of the best quality, with no mess, no fuss, and no police knocking on your door. All of the benefits, and none of the pitfalls. Thanks Endoca.