02/03/2021 | Cannabis + Cancer
The 101 on RSO
What makes Rick Simpson Oil Unique?
You’ve probably heard us say it before: Cannabis isn’t one-size-fits-all.
Our patient population is chock full of diversity and unique needs! That’s why we offer product recommendations with attention to an individual’s preferences and goals.
Without speaking to you personally, we can’t tell you if RSO is the right product for you. But we can tell you what makes it special. Read on to decide if RSO sounds like the option you’ve been waiting for to help you meet—or even beat—your wellness goals.
What’s RSO mean, anyhow?
The name “RSO” is an acronym that stands for “Rick Simpson Oil.” Rick Simpson is a longtime cannabis grower and advocate who fine-tuned a particular extraction process to yield cannabis oil with an extremely high THC percentage. As Simpson found great success as a result of his personal methods for processing (and medicating with) this oil, he chose to release his findings to the public. Instead of seeking profits, he simply hoped to improve the quality of life for as many people as possible. The father of RSO... and he doesn’t even sell it. Instead, he shares it with the world. Let that sink in for a minute.
Today, Rick Simpson’s namesake is attached to this specific extract at every scale, from home kitchen productions to all the biggest names in cannabis. Simpson’s incredible contributions to the medical cannabis community are, quite literally, a true gift.
Thanks for the backstory. Yet... what IS it?
When you look at many cannabis extracts, they’re light in color without any visible plant matter present. They look smooth; completely free of imperfection. That composition is the goal with many extracts, but not with RSO.
RSO is purposely unrefined, offering the complete range of compounds naturally found in cannabis.
When you inspect RSO, it’s dark. Really dark. It’s got flecks in it. Some might say it’s not much to look at. We say beauty is in the eye of the beholder! That deep, dark, rich oil is untouched by design. It offers the complete range of compounds found in cannabis; nothing is filtered out.
Why is an unfiltered cannabis product desirable?
Many patients prefer RSO because it is one of the most complete cannabis oils available. RSO captures all the compounds of cannabis: cannabinoids, terpenes, flavonoids and many natural plant materials that are not typically found in distillate oil products. Each of these cannabis components works differently in the body. When used in tandem, however, the endocannabinoid system is activated in a more complete way; the whole-plant experience is greater than the sum of its parts.
RSO Droppers offer medication versatility
RSO can be applied to food or beverage, or consumed directly by oral/sublingual route. Important to note: RSO is decarboxylated. This means the THC present has already been converted to its activated form. In other words, you’ll be able to feel the effects if you consume it directly. This makes it a wonderful choice for use in cooking or baking; RSO is ready to go!
On 2/4, we recognize World Cancer Day
We are forever proud to support the health and wellness of our patients across the Chicagoland area. As World Cancer Day approaches, we naturally focus on supporting our cancer patients who turn to cannabis products—like RSO—as a part of their care.
To find out how RSO fits into your personal care plan, consult your physician first. Then, schedule a consultation at your local Greenhouse.
Our dispensary associates are always ready and willing to discuss how cannabis can be incorporated into your wellness regimen. We’d be honored to guide you on your journey with this incredible plant!