Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)

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Cannabis extract

Rick Simpson oil[rɪk ˈsɪmps(ə)n ɔɪl]


Named after its discoverer, Rick Simpson, the Rick Simpson Oil is an extract of the Cannabis plant prepared using 99% isopropyl alcohol as the primary solvent. The product is a THC-rich extract. THC is the chemical compound in Cannabis that is responsible for the body-high experience many consumers seek.

Interestingly, Rick Simpson did not apply patent for his discovered product. This is because he believes it must be available to anyone seeking medication using marijuana.

Cannabis oils containing THC, such as RSO, may assist patients undergoing chemotherapy to regulate nausea and vomiting. Some studies also show that they can help deal with pain and help improve appetite.

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