Rick Simpson oil is a highly potent, dark brown/black oil made from the flowers of the marijuana plant.
RSO contains numerous healing compounds and is unusually high in THC.
Scientist Rick Simpson, a medical cannabis activist from Canada, gave the oil its name. Simpson created a cannabis oil when he was suffering skin cancer and applied it to his skin. A few days later, the cancer spots on his skin were gone. RSO is a high potency cannabis extract, unique due to its high levels of THC. In states where medical and/or recreational cannabis is legalized, RSO can be found at cannabis dispensaries. RSO may be able to help with cancer treatment when combined with other therapies. Cannabis oils containing THC can help with vomiting and nausea from chemotherapy, treat pain, and improve appetite. Research on animals has shown that THC can potentially stop the growth of tumors, stop the cancer cells from spreading, and may even kill off the cancer cells. RSO has shown to be effective in also treating arthritis, asthma, chronic inflammation, depression, drug addiction, high blood pressure, insomnia, and multiple sclerosis. Individuals may also use RSO for pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and other complications of these conditions. However, it is important to note that there is little evidence to suggest RSO directly cures cancer, so patients are advised to continue their recommended medical treatment. Due to RSO’s high potency, overconsumption can lead to serious side effects, such as tachycardia and paranoia. Individuals should not drive or operate heavy machinery while using RSO. If taking other medications, it is recommended to be aware of potential drug interactions with RSO. Medications with potentially negative interactions include antidepressants, opioids, sedatives, and more.