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- What is the best solvent for making RSO?
- How do you make oil from kief?
- How is RSO made?
- Does RSO need to be heat activated?
- How much does a syringe of RSO cost?
- Is RSO stronger than distillate?
- How long should I Decarb kief?
- How much kief is in a pound of butter?
- How long does RSO make you high?
- Can I make Rick Simpson oil at home?
- Should you refrigerate RSO?
- Simpson Oil From Kief
- RSO from kief? – The #1 Marijuana Community Online
- How to Make Rick Simpson Oil: 15 Steps (with Pictures)
- How To Make Potent Cannabis Oil From Kief – Herb
- How to Make Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) | High There
- Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) | A comprehensive cannabis oil guide
- What is Rick Simpson Oil? Your complete guide to RSO – Leafly
- How to Make Hash Oil (aka Cannabis Extract Oil or RSO)
- Everything you need to know about Rick Simpson Oil
- How to make edibles with kief – The Cannigma
Ahh where to begin? After 4 years of experimenting with various strains I have been able to grow from high THC to almost pure CBD plants which I have in my garden. My very good friend and also my sister-in-law have cancer. They are both wanting to use RSO. I have made it before using my shake but I HATE the smell and time it takes to extract it. I much prefer dry ice kief made from shake and then use everclear to disolve it and run it through a coffee filter. I have a much cleaner oil once it evaporates off. I use a very low heat. I am trying to decarboxylate it. Am I missing anything doing it this way? Should I decarb the kief before putting it into the EC? My sister-in -law loves the oil in nutella. I gave her a high CBD oil. (like 50-50). What cannabinoid ratio would be best? I have one strain that’s almost pure CBD like I said but I want to make what is most beneficial for them. Any input greatly appreciated.
Bump.. Anyone? I have high CBD cannabis I want to use kief to make RSO. I have Everclear. Has anyone used this method? Pros, cons? Any input??? I don’t want to go through the effort and then learn I did something wrong. Decarb first? Help!
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If I am not mistaken, the RSO has constituents in it that will be missing when you use Kief. The Isopropanol, butane and co2 extractions pull more than just the THC from the plant material.
However, I would assume the process is the same whether you use hash, keif, or whole plant. You still have to use the solvent and evaporate it off, so I would just use the whole plant, well, minus the tops gotta have some fun right?
I too am interested in making RSO in a quantity. My son has a Brain stem Gillioma and it laughed at the chemo they gave him. The doctors want to radiate him, but we have second thoughts about that. I discussed it with my Ex-Wife and so we may move forward with the RSO very soon.
I have a variety of plants growing, 4 sativas and 4 Indicas. I’ll be getting medicine ready soon.
Thanks for your reply. Yes, I know about the terpenoids et al, but I don’t know how much is for enjoyment as opposed to medicinal purposes, not unlike a glass of wine with different bouquets. I can do a dry ice kief which is quick and straight into EC. I can have oil in a very short time. Still trying to see how much THC/CBD ratio would be most therapudic.
O’Shaughnesseys Winter/Spring edition just published an article about gilioma and cannabis, lead article. It’s worth a read! Lots of clinical information. Maybe it will help your son.
The only way to keep the Turpinoids is to work below their boiling point or do steam distillation and then float them off the water form the condenser. Shaking kief and kief made hash oil is great but no mater what you do some of the kief stays on the plant. We are talking about a process inefficiency issue not a leaving behind this part and taking that part unless you want the waxes. My average is about 6 gms hash oil still on the plant material for every dry gallon of plant material after I have removed all the Kief I have the patience to shake off.
If you are using Alcohol then boiling the alcohol away will do the decarboxylation for you no worries. I continue to have ecological aversion to using petroleum based solvents and the unnecessary pollution caused by boiling them away to the atmosphere. It is worse than the stuff the BIG pharmaceutical companies do for money. At the very best it will become a green house gas. Any vapor that re-condenses in the atmosphere and comes down in the rain will create a down wind brown field.
Thanks for your reply. I think my questions are being answered. I have contacts that can make a very good medicinal oil. But I would like to make my own, I don’t mind giving up some extra cannabinoids in using dry ice from my shake. It is so easy (comparatively speaking).
As far as I can tell, the turpenes are great for smoking but not necessarily needed in say, butters, oils or other baking products where the aroma isn’t so critical. O’Shaughnessy’s just published their winter/spring edition, and anyone interested in truly medicinal applications, it is a must read.
What is the best solvent for making RSO?
How do you make oil from kief?
Procedure for Making Hash or Kief-Infused Cooking Oil
- Simply place your oil and decarbed kief or hash into a Mason jar. …
- Heat a pan of water on the stove. …
- Give the jar with the mixture a couple more shakes and place it into the water.
- Heat the mixture in the double boiler for 2-4 hours, adding more water when necessary.
How is RSO made?
RSO is an oil made by washing cannabis buds with a solvent, such as pure light naphtha, and then boiling off the solvent leaving behind the oil
Does RSO need to be heat activated?
RSO is an activated formulation that requires no heat to be applied to it in order to work. Instead, RSO is most commonly consumed sublingually, ingested orally, or applied topically
How much does a syringe of RSO cost?
RSO is dark brown in color and will have a more intense earthy flavor and smell. This is a highly concentrated product. 1g or 1000mg – $60.00 – Dosage: Rice size droplet or 33mg/dose ? 30 full doses per syringe.
Is RSO stronger than distillate?
Distillate syringes work in essentially the same manner and make it easy to add oil to your flower or food. When it comes to strength, RSO oil is often considered stronger because it involves all the different elements of the cannabis plant working together.
How long should I Decarb kief?
Just set your oven to between 245? and 250? and spread your kief across an oven-safe pan that is covered in tinfoil. Once the oven is ready, place the pan in the oven for about 20 minutes before removing it, letting it cool, and collecting your decarbed cannabis kief. Lastly, you can also use a sous-vide machine.
How much kief is in a pound of butter?
In general, 3 grams of kief per stick of butter is a good ratio.
How long does RSO make you high?
RSO gives you that high you yearn for when tired or want to add a taste to your recreational experience. Unlike other products that get you high for a short time, RSO gives you that buzzing experience that lasts for at least 6-8 hours.
Can I make Rick Simpson oil at home?
To make Rick Simpson oil, start by mixing 1 pound of dried Indica cannabis with 1 gallon of isopropyl alcohol in a bucket. Crush the cannabis with a wooden spoon and mix it to help the buds dissolve. Once most of the cannabis has dissolved, drain the solvent into a new container, using a cheesecloth or coffee strainer.
Should you refrigerate RSO?
RSO is very sticky and may have a strong, lingering taste. It is recommended to refrigerate or store the oil in a cool, dry place.
Simpson Oil From Kief
Simpson Oil From Kief No, it will take a up to a couple of hour to decarboxylize completley. At first it will bubble because of solvent evaporaing, then it will bubble until decarboxylization is complete. One way I check is to pick up the hot jar and let the goo roll around, this will cause some bubbling if it is not completley done. If you forget and leave it on the heat for several more hours than needed it will make the resulting oil taste bitter, but does not seem to lower effectiveness. Chlorophyll is not much of a concern(only my opinion) if the solvent washes are kept quick, for me 3 washes each about 3 minutes. Starting with kif would eliminate whatever small amount that would have been there. Be cafeful and good luck, R
RSO from kief? – The #1 Marijuana Community Online
RSO from kief? ramona760 Registered User Joined: Apr 20, 2010 Messages: 17 Likes Received: 10 Ahh where to begin? After 4 years of experimenting with various strains I have been able to grow from high THC to almost pure CBD plants which I have in my garden. My very good friend and also my sister-in-law have cancer. They are both wanting to use RSO. I have made it before using my shake but I HATE the smell and time it takes to extract it. I much prefer dry ice kief made from shake and then use everclear to disolve it and run it through a coffee filter. I have a much cleaner oil once it evaporates off. I use a very low heat. I am trying to decarboxylate it. Am I missing anything doing it this way? Should I decarb the kief before putting it into the EC? My sister-in -law loves the oil in nutella. I gave her a high CBD oil. (like 50-50). What cannabinoid ratio would be best? I have one strain that’s almost pure CBD like I said but I want to make what is most beneficial for them. Any input greatly appreciated. ramona760 Registered User Joined: Apr 20, 2010 Messages: 17 Likes Received: 10 Bump.. Anyone? I have high CBD cannabis I want to use kief to make RSO. I have Everclear. Has anyone used this method? Pros, cons? Any input??? I don’t want to go through the effort and then learn I did something wrong. Decarb first? Help! Joined: Dec 7, 2012 Messages: 32 Likes Received: 19 If I am not mistaken, the RSO has constituents in it that will be missing when you use Kief. The Isopropanol, butane and co2 extractions pull more than just the THC from the plant material. However, I would assume the process is the same whether you use hash, keif, or whole plant. You still have to use the solvent and evaporate it off, so I would just use the whole plant, well, minus the tops gotta have some fun right? I too am interested in making RSO in a quantity. My son has a Brain stem Gillioma and it laughed at the chemo they gave him. The doctors want to radiate him, but we have second thoughts about that. I discussed it with my Ex-Wife and so we may move forward with the RSO very soon. I have a variety of plants growing, 4 sativas and 4 Indicas. I’ll be getting medicine ready soon. ramona760 Registered User Joined: Apr 20, 2010 Messages: 17 Likes Received: 10 Thanks for your reply. Yes, I know about the terpenoids et al, but I don’t know how much is for enjoyment as opposed to medicinal purposes, not unlike a glass of wine with different bouquets. I can do a dry ice kief which is quick and straight into EC. I can have oil in a very short time. Still trying to see how much THC/CBD ratio would be most therapudic. O’Shaughnesseys Winter/Spring edition just published an article about gilioma…
How to Make Rick Simpson Oil: 15 Steps (with Pictures)
How to Make Rick Simpson Oil: 15 Steps (with Pictures) – wikiHow Download Article Download Article Rick Simpson oil is a type of medical cannabis oil typically made from the indica cannabis strain. Proponents of the oil believe that ingesting the oil or applying it to the skin can have medicinal benefits, like lowering blood pressure or alleviating certain illnesses. When making Rick Simpson oil, prepare and heat your ingredients in a well-ventilated area far from any open flames, stovetops, or sparks. Following the instructions carefully and taking precautions will help you stay safe as you make the oil. Things You Should Know Combine dried cannabis with isopropyl alcohol in a bucket and stir them together. Drain the solvent from the cannabis and then repeat the process. Set up a rice cooker and add your solvent to it. Check on it to ensure the alcohol evaporates, and siphon the oil when it becomes dark and greasy. Apply the oil to your skin as a medicinal salve or on bandages to treat wounds. Alternatively, ingest it for its medicinal benefits or eat it with foods. 1 Place 1 lb (16 oz) of dried cannabis and 1 US gal (3.8 l) of isopropyl alcohol in a bucket. Indica cannabis strains make the best and most effective Rick Simpson oils. When you’ve added all of your cannabis to the bucket, pour in 1 gallon (3.8 l) of isopropyl alcohol. Break up any larger chunks of cannabis with your wooden spoon before you add the isopropyl alcohol. Make sure your bucket can hold at least 2–3 gallons (7.6–11.4 l). If you are going to ingest the oil internally, be sure that you use food-grade alcohol when preparing the oil rather than isopropyl alcohol. 2 Stir the cannabis and isopropyl alcohol thoroughly. Crush the cannabis with your wooden spoon after you’ve added the isopropyl alcohol. Continue stirring in circular motions for about 3 minutes or until most of the cannabis dissolves. At least 80% of the cannabis should dissolve into the mixture. Advertisement 3Drain the solvent from the dissolved cannabis using a cheesecloth. Transfer the cannabis to a bowl and let it sit for about a minute. If no cheesecloths are available, coffee strainers can be used as a substitute. 4Stir the remaining cannabis and 1 US gal (3.8 l) of isopropyl alcohol together. Add 1 gallon (3.8 l) more of isopropyl alcohol to the bucket and stir the mixture until at least 80% of the cannabis has dissolved again. Save and store the drained alcohol in the bucket. 5 Drain the solvent from the cannabis again using the cheesecloth. When your plant material is completely separated, throw it away. Pour your drained alcohol into the bucket with the rest of your solvent. Discard the leftover cannabis material after you’ve extracted the isopropyl alcohol. Advertisement 1 Set up a rice cooker in a well-ventilated area. Fumes may emit from the rice cooker as the solvent is dissolved. Because isopropyl alcohol is highly combustible, avoid any and all flames, stovetops, sparks, and cigarettes while you’re heating the solvent. Isopropyl alcohol is flammable and cannot be cooked near an open flame or spark. 2 Transfer your isopropyl alcohol to the rice cooker. Pour the alcohol into your rice cooker until it is about three-quarters of the way full. Close and turn on your rice cooker to 210–230 °F (99–110 °C). Although you can heat your isopropyl alcohol in a crock pot, it is not recommended. If your mixture heats to over 300 °F (149 °C), the cannabis will burn and become unusable. Save the rest of your isopropyl alcohol for later. As the alcohol evaporates, you will slowly add more until…
How To Make Potent Cannabis Oil From Kief – Herb
How To Make Potent Cannabis Oil From KiefEver wondered how to make your own cannabis oil from Kief? This video will show you how! Hoping for a simpler method? It may be worth it to invest in a MagicalButter machine, which gently infuses oils, butter, tincture, and other products with dry herbs. Otherwise, expect to put in a little work!The Supplies5 Grams of Kief20 milliliters of Food Grade Vegetable Glycerin or VG which you can buy online from places like Amazon.20 milliliters of Food Grade Propylene Glycol of PG, which you can buy online from places like Amazon.A 10-milliliter syringeA double boiler setupA Coffee filter, cheesecloth or a fine metal mesh strainer40 milliliters total of the VG/PG solution which is combined 20 x 20.Combine the IngredientsYou will want a 50/50 solution of 20 milliliters VG and 20 milliliters PG. This equals 40 milliliters all together for 5 grams of Kief. Think of it as 8 milliliters of the VG/PG mixture per every one gram of Kief. You can also adjust these measurements based on your own preferences. Set up the double boiler and make sure it boils at medium heat. Put some of the VG/PG solution in the top of the double boiler. Then add the 5 grams of Kief. Using the syringe add the rest of the VG/PG solution. Stir it with a metal or silicone utensil to mix it.Heat, Stir, Repeat Here’s where a MagicalButter machine would really come in handy. However, those without should set a timer for twenty minutes. Keep the water in the bottom of the double boiler boiling. Every twenty to thirty minutes take the utensil and stir the mixture. Then let it sit covered for twenty to thirty minutes and again. Repeat this process for two hours straight. You can do this process for up to six hours if you got time.The key is to make sure you keep the water in the bottom of the double boiler from evaporating. Make sure the Kief mixture on top doesn’t evaporate and dry either. You can leave the top uncovered or you can cover it if you don’t want it to smell up your kitchen. Bugs might be attracted to it so covering it will ensure they stay away. After two or more hours you can add some flavored eCig juice for taste. That’s optional.Strain When the mixture is ready you can choose to strain through a coffee filter, which is definitely the cleanest way. It will take a while to strain through the coffee filter. If you use layers of cheesecloth it can be squeezed to get all the eCig juice out.Store Now your cannabis eCig juice is ready to store or you can use it immediately in any standard vaporizer. Feel free to flavor it to make it tastier and to hide the smell of the vapor. While oil is relatively easy to make, a MagicalButter machine is highly recommended to anyone hoping to speed up and simplify the process for regular use.enter your email below to get insider updates delivered straight to your inbox.
How to Make Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) | High There
How to Make Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) | High There Rick Simpson Oil (which we’ll be shortening to “RSO” throughout our article) is a marijuana extract often touted as a miraculous cure. Its eponymous creator, seeking treatment for his skin cancer, turned to this cannabis oil as a remedy – his subsequent recovery has become the stuff of legend, and Rick Simpson, now a legendary cannabis activist in his own right, has done much to ensure his recipe can be spread as widely – and freely – as possible. A cannabis concentrate, RSO is a highly-concentrated, full-spectrum THC oil (often applied as a tincture) made from Indica-dominant strains of the cannabis plant. Named after its eponymous creator, Rick Simpson, RSO has been claimed to have a wide variety of – often startling – health benefits. As with most concentrates, RSO is produced via soaking cannabis plant material in a solvent; Rick Simpson is very clear on precisely which solvent to use, and though substitutions can be made with other solvents such as grain alcohol or a lesser-proof alcohol, there are benefits to sticking to the original Rick Simpson oil recipe as written. If you’ve read any of our other articles on High There about making cannabis concentrates, such as or , you’ll know we stress small but important steps, such as and proper steeping methods; Rick Simpson Oil is, in its creation, a master culmination of all these techniques. We’re going to outline below the original, official, as-stated-by-Rick-Simpson way to make RSO. We’ll also be adding in some of our own notes and recommendations as we go along – The official recipe as written was designed to be effective but accessible to those without much in the way of kitchen equipment, and we want to both respect that and offer smart alternatives for those who may have such access. Let’s get started. Note: All instructions contained in this article are here for educational and informational purposes only. This recipe includes flammable liquids that can cause deadly fires or even explosions if not handled properly. . Do not try this at home. RSO Concentrate Recipe This recipe creates 60 grams (or 60 milliliters) of RSO. You’ll need the following ingredients: 450/500 grams of cannabis bud. Raw, high-quality is preferred, with the original recipe calling for either a pure indica strain or an indica-dominant variety (IE: no more than 10% sativa strain). Decarbed weed can be used; see our notes below.8 to 9 liters of solvent. As RSO is designed to be medicinal, a 99% isopropyl alcohol solution is recommended. Other solvents, such as everclear or grain alcohol, are commonly used for making concentrates, but both Rick Simpson and us stick by 99% iso alcohol for RSO.A length of wood. This is to stir your cannabis/solvent solution – A wooden spoon will work but we recommend using something food-safe and non-porous (metallic, silicone, ceramic, etc.) if available.Two 20 liter buckets. Use whatever is available but if you have access to stainless steel this would be preferred.Small containers; for holding the initial solvent mixture – We recommend something glass, such as Mason jars.FunnelsCoffee filtersAn electric rice cooker; other slow cooking or double-boiling techniques will work but will require more active watching and can pose a greater fire hazard.A large fanMeasuring cups; Rick recommends stainless steel but any suitable measuring cup in your kitchen should work just as well.An oven; other forms of slow-heating methods can be used here – Rick also recommends a coffee warmer.Clear syringes, needles removed & cap available. A catheter tip syringe will work well for this purpose. Before You Begin: Your cannabis bud should be thoroughly dried and somewhat crunchy to the touch; though decarbing isn’t requested in the original RSO recipe (as the concentrate is decarbed later in the process), decarbed weed would work just fine here and be well-dried. We also recommend grinding your buds prior to soaking; this increases the surface area of your plant material, allowing for an easier and more thorough soak and allowing you to remove any stems or seeds that may be present. If at all possible, make as much – preferably all – of this recipe…
Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) | A comprehensive cannabis oil guide
Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) | A comprehensive cannabis oil guide What is cannabis oil? Rick Simpson Oil or RSO belongs under the category of cannabis oil. But not every cannabis oil should be called RSO. In general, cannabis oil is an oleoresin produced by the extraction of Cannabis. In other words, it is a cannabis extract containing many compounds called Cannabinoids. There are hundreds of them, but Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) are currently known as the major ones. Cannabis oil also contains all plant’s valuable vitamins, minerals, and omega fatty acids. However, each oil’s exact chemical makeup varies due to the cannabis strain used, the extraction method, filtration, and any additional processing. Cannabis extracts, like Rick Simpson cannabis oil or RSO, are created using solvents – volatile chemicals to dissolve the trichomes from the plant material. When the solvent is removed, it leaves behind an extract. RSO Rick Simpson Oil (RSO). Named under the creator’s name, this super-concentrated oil is made using solvent, 99% isopropyl alcohol or Ethanol (later in this guide called the solvent or the alcohol), as an extraction method. RSO contains a full spectrum of beneficial cannabinoids. This guide will cover this method in more detail. Butane Hash Oil (BHO) Butane Hash Oil (BHO). It is made using Hydrocarbons (Butane, Propane, Hexane, etc.). Usage of this type of solvents requires special safety equipment and manufacturing equipment. It’s very dangerous, therefore, creating BHO in an unapproved area without a license is a serious felony. DON’T TRY THIS AT HOME. CO2-extracted cannabis wax CO2-extracted cannabis wax. This cannabis extract is made using Carbon dioxide. This process is called “Supercritical CO2 extraction“. During this process, CO2 is at such extreme pressure and temperature that it fluctuates between gaseous, liquid, and solid phases. This state makes it possible to break down the cannabinoids and separate them. CO2 extractors are becoming easier to buy on the market in legal adult-use cannabis states, but this requires special equipment and special training. In some states, it is illegal to use CO2 as well as hydrocarbons. Before trying this method, check with the local government first (because chances are, it’s illegal). Moreover, never try to use specialized equipment without proper training because severe injury or death can result from improper or careless use of extraction equipment. You can find people talking about a “simple hack” home-based method for this kind of extract, but it’s, actually, a dry ice method for making a concentrate (not extract) named “kief”. What’s the difference between extract and concentrate? All extracts are concentrates, but not all concentrates are extracts. The main difference is how trichomes are collected. Extracts are a type of concentrate created using solvents (alcohol, carbon dioxide, etc.) that essentially wash the trichomes (the hairs found on the surface of plants that produces cannabinoids) off the cannabis plant. Concentrates made without solvents are produced using mechanical or physical means to remove and gather trichomes. Best known cannabis concentrates There are various ways to separate the trichomes from the raw material (cannabis flower buds and leaves) and create cannabis concentrates. These processes need specific materials and physical actions to produce. These are the most popular examples of concentrates (that are made without using solvents). Cannabis concentrate Kief Kief. Maybe you have never thought about it, but you are making Kief every time you use a grinder. It’s the residue collected at the bottom of your grinder. The oldest and safest…
What is Rick Simpson Oil? Your complete guide to RSO – Leafly
What is Rick Simpson Oil? Your complete guide to RSO Leafly Leafly ® Loading… Rick Simpson Oil, called RSO for short, is one of the most versatile and lauded cannabis innovations—an oil created by Rick Simpson, a Canadian engineer and cannabis advocate who was radicalized to cannabis activism by a work accident that led to various health issues. The story goes that he was able to resolve his health issues with RSO, a dark, tar-like cannabis extract that straddles the line of concentrate, edible, and topical. In short: There’s very little it can’t do, and a lot it can do for both patients and stoners. Here’s everything you need to know about RSO. What is RSO? Put simply, RSO is an oil derived from cannabis. But rather than a solvent extract that strips trichomes from buds, RSO contains all the cannabinoids, terpenes, and additional compounds of the whole cannabis plant. The extraction process is complex and fairly long, similar to making a tincture. It’s typically near-black in color, and, admittedly, doesn’t taste great due to its high amount of plant matter (it uses the whole plant). RSO was created as a medicinal therapeutic for cancer and other chronic health conditions, like MS and asthma. While Rick Simpson no longer produces the oil himself, it remains a crucial ingredient in the treatment plans of patients across North America. Rick Simpson. (Courtesy of Rick Simpson) Rick Simpson’s story Rick Simpson wasn’t looking to become a marijuana icon. He was a Canadian engineer working at a hospital in 1997, tasked to work on some asbestos-covered pipes in a boiler room. The poor ventilation and toxic fumes caused him to pass out and fall off his ladder, after which he was taken to the emergency room. He developed tinnitus and dizzy spells soon after, and no prescribed medication seemed to help. Despite its illegality and against the advice of his doctor, Simpson began using medical marijuana with great results in reliving his symptoms. In 2003, he was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a type of skin cancer. By then, Canada had legalized cannabis for medicinal purposes, but it was hard for Simpson to find a doctor who supported his use. A 1975 study in the The Journal of the National Cancer Institute showed how cannabis and its compounds inhibited tumor growth in mice, inspiring him to create RSO. He has always maintained that applying RSO to his cancer growth and leaving it bandaged for four days cured him of cancer, but this has not been independently verified. Simpson began producing the oil en masse and distributing it to thousands of patients for free. In 2009, his property was raided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and thousands of cannabis plants were confiscated. To escape legal persecution, Simpson now lives in Croatia and maintains a website for his RSO recipe, dosing guide, and books. In 2018, he suffered a stroke and has since receded from the public but continues to advocate for RSO and medical cannabis. RelatedA patient’s guide to using cannabis for cancer Benefits of RSO Despite Rick Simpson’s near-miraculous recovery from cancer and tinnitus, cannabis’ Schedule I status means the scientific community lacks consistent research to back up these claims. As more and more states legalize adult-use cannabis, however, more data becomes available. There have been promising reports that attest to RSO’s efficacy, such as a 2013 article showing that the use of RSO severely decreased the leukemic blast cell count…
How to Make Hash Oil (aka Cannabis Extract Oil or RSO)
How to Make Hash Oil (aka Cannabis Extract Oil or RSO) | Grow Weed EasyTable of Contents:What is Edible Hash Oil (Cannabis Extract Oil)?What Type of Alcohol Should You Use?Do I Need to Decarb My Weed First?Tinctures & Quick WashHow to Make Hash Oil – Manual MethodHow to Make Hash Oil – Automated MethodHow Do I Use Hash Oil?What is Hash Oil (Cannabis Extract Oil)?There are several ways that cannabis growers can turn their homegrown bud into edible extracts. Some of the most popular are canna-caps, cannabutter, and tinctures.Hash oil – also known as Cannabis Extract Oil or RSO – is a popular cannabis extract that many home-growers are producing themselves using their trim (trimmed off, trichome-covered leaves) or bud. Simply put, hash oil is the resin from a cannabis plant mixed in with a tiny amount of a solution. In a perfect case, the solution would be totally removed from the hash oil when it’s done.Why is hash oil so great?Super concentrated form of cannabis that’s edible and smokableEasy to make hash oil with typical kitchen itemsSpecialized tools can automate the processEasy to store and dispense in measured amountsThis hash oil took about 1/2oz of bud! Yikes! (It was worth it)While some extracts use coconut oil, butter, or even isopropyl alcohol to bind to THC, hash oil is made with food-grade high-proof alcohol. Growers usually use ethanol or Everclear, but Spirytus, high-proof grape alcohol, or anything along those lines, will do the job.After the alcohol and weed are mixed, the mixture is strained and evaporated leaving a thick, oily substance that is mostly resin. Since this “oil” is so potent, very little needs to be used at a time which means that a small amount of hash oil can go a very long way. Hash oil can be eaten, vaporized, smoked, dabbed, or even used for topical applications.What’s with the name “RSO”? A guy named Rick Simpson coined the term “Rick Simpson Oil” to refer to his style of hash oil. It turns out that RSO is much easier to say/type than “Cannabis Extract Oil”, so people tend to use RSO more often. We prefer “Hash Oil” as it’s more descriptive, but the two terms can be used interchangeably.What Type of Alcohol Should You Use?Any high-proof (190-proof or higher) alcohol that is meant for human consumption will work. Although isopropyl alcohol can be used for topical applications, we recommend using food-grade alcohol even in that case. In other words, please don’t use isopropyl alcohol for this tutorial! You can use any 190-proof (or higher) alcohol such as:EthanolRectified/Neutral spirits:EverclearSpirytus (high-proof polish vodka)Neutral spirits (clear unaged alcohols that are distilled at or above 190 proof)You can get your hands on at least one of these options in most places. If you have a local hydroponics store, it can’t help to call and ask if they offer ethanol for sale. Some stores carry it because it’s often used to make weed products.Do I Need to Decarb My Weed First?For those who aren’t familiar, decarb is short for “decarboxylation”. Decarboxylating (or decarbing) describes the process of slowly cooking your weed to activate all the good stuff in it by turning THC-A to THC.Now that we’re all on the same page, do you need to decarb your weed before making hash oil?The answer to this question can vary based on your reasons for making hash oil. However, in my opinion, the answer is “Yes, you should decarb 100% of the time when making hash oil!”So, why wouldn’t you decarb? There are two main reasons people don’t decarb their weed before making hash oil:They believe THC-A has medicinal propertiesThe process of…
Everything you need to know about Rick Simpson Oil
Everything you need to know about Rick Simpson OilRick Simpson Oil is an ultra-concentrated crude cannabis oil that has been both praised and scrutinized (Cristi Ursea/Unsplash) Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a concentrated cannabis extract with high levels of THC. RSO rose to fame in online forums as a purported pain killer, cancer treatment, and overall “miracle cure” for a variety of ailments. While this product is of great interest to many people seeking alternative medical treatments, only anecdotal evidence supports these claims. There are no clinical studies behind RSO. So, what exactly is Rick Simpson Oil? Rick Simpson Oil is an ultra-concentrated crude cannabis oil. The oil is dark with a dense, thick consistency, closer to grease than oil. Rick Simpson’s website defines RSO as “extremely potent decarboxylated extract produced from strong sedative indica strains, which have THC levels in the 90% range.” RSO is a generic, popularized term that has come to mean any crude cannabis oil that is decarboxylated and dispensed in a syringe. In reality, there is no formal definition of RSO or how it must be made to call something RSO. While most products called RSO use some type of an alcohol extraction, there are also products on the market being made with hydrocarbon extraction as well. Even Rick Simpson’s first oils were made with an industrial blend of hydrocarbons known as naphtha, often found in paints and rubber solvents. RSO is considered a “whole-plant extract,” meaning it contains THC as well as other cannabinoids, flavonoids, and other plant molecules like waxes chlorophyll; however, RSO typically contains low terpene content due to how it is processed. Because of this process, RSO is also typically dark green or brown, a stark contrast to the lighter colors of THC distillate and isolate. According to Mr. Simpson, true RSO should be between 90% and 95% THC, which makes it hard to find in the retail market but also challenging to extract at home. In reality, extracts of purity exceeding 80-90% are difficult to make at home and often require advanced equipment, so it’s unlikely that any homemade product would be this potent. Difference between RSO and FECO Since the term RSO is a generic term often used to describe highly concentrated, crude cannabis oil often marketed to cancer patients, it comes with plenty of hype and stigma. To be more accurate, we prefer to use the term FECO (full extract cannabis oil) RSO is often used interchangeably with FECO , but these are not necessarily the same products. FECO and RSO are essentially the same product, a crude cannabis extract often sold in a syringe. However the primary difference between the two is that FECO is almost always ethanol, whereas RSO is a more generic term and could be made using isopropyl alcohol, ethanol, hydrocarbon solvents and even CO2. In the end, there is no clear definition for these crude extracts, and each solvent will have its own unique properties that extract certain chemicals from the plant better than others. FECO is generally considered safer than RSO because ethanol is generally safer for consumption than isopropyl alcohol or naphtha, both known for being flammable and toxic (though naphtha is worse in both regards). 1 2 3 Is RSO the same as QWISO? QWISO, or Quick Wash ISOpropyl, is a solvent-based extraction method for making concentrates. The only difference between RSO and QWISO is the original extraction method for RSO used naphtha (hydrocarbon) instead of isopropyl. In fact, the recipe for RSO on Rick Simpson’s website is actually a QWISO recipe. If you make RSO using isopropyl alcohol, you are making a QWISO concentrate, sometimes called isopropyl hash oil QWISO hash oil. How to make your own RSO Important: Heating alcohol or naphtha is dangerous. These liquids are extremely flammable when heated, which…
How to make edibles with kief – The Cannigma
How to make edibles with kief While kief is usually collected for rolling into joints or topping off a bowl pack, you can also use it to make potent edibles. Kief is a fine green powder made from fallen trichomes, the shiny, hair-like substance on cannabis plants. These trichomes house a majority of the cannabinoids and terpenes in the plant, making a small amount intensely powerful. How to collect kief Kief powder can easily be compressed and squashed against the rough teeth of a grinder. Using a kief box is the best way to maximize your kief harvest and still leave yourself with plenty of smokable bud. Kief boxes use a fine sifting screen to gently remove the tiny trichomes without compressing the sticky material together. Simply place your bud on top of the screen and gently shake the box to sift the trichomes into the bottom compartment. Kief boxes can also act as storage containers, keeping your kief fresh. How to decarb kief Like all forms of raw cannabis, kief is abundant in acidic cannabinoids, like THCa and CBDa. But these cannabinoids need to undergo a chemical change called decarboxylation to become THC and CBD. And luckily, decarbing kief is pretty straightforward. Decarboxylation is the not-so-secret ingredient that creates a potent edible and well-rounded high experience. You don’t need to decarb your cannabis when packing a bowl because your lighter does that for you. But knowing how to decarboxylate kief is the difference between a brownie that tastes like weed and an edible. How much kief should you use in edibles? When it comes to cooking with kief, less is more. Using a dosage calculator is the best way to measure out your cannabis. If you think you’re not using a lot of kief, you’re likely right, but it’s still more than enough to deliver a powerful high. Remember, kief is stronger than the buds so you need less to achieve the same high. Consider this: while cannabis flower ranges from 15 – 28% THC, kief can go much higher, ranging from 30 – 50% THC. The difference in potency means it’s very easy to over-serve yourself. Start low and go slow to avoid greening out. Remember that you can always take more later but you can’t take less. Cooking with cannabis Sure, smoking is the default consumption method most people think of for cannabis, but that doesn’t mean it’s the only way. Cooking with cannabis is a great option for people who can’t or don’t want to smoke, as well as another way for cannabis enthusiasts to incorporate the plant in your daily routine. From making cannabis mocktails to butter, flour, and desserts, the limits to cooking with cannabis are only what you can imagine. What can you make with kief? Cooking with kief is as simple as cooking with any form of cannabis. With a few recipe modifications, you’ll be a master kief-chef in no time. Kief’s gentle flavor makes it a good choice to use as a seasoning or topping on your favorite dishes. It will add a slight texture and weed flavor without overpowering the dish. You can choose to decarb your kief and use it as a seasoning, but you can also eat it raw, which has its own health benefits. If tinctures are more your style, swap out the ground cannabis for kief. Note that this will make your tincture stronger, due to the increased THC percentages. Dose accordingly. Kief edibles Cannabutter. To make kief butter, swap out the ground cannabis for 2 grams of kief and keep the rest of the recipe the same. Cannaoil. Cannaoil is easy to make and versatile to use. To make this recipe, swap out the ground cannabis for 1-2 grams of kief. Gummies. Swap out the infused coconut oil in this recipe for kief and combine with the sunflower or soy lecithin on the stove. If you have kief-infused oil on hand, you can use that as well. Cookies. An easy substitution for making cookies is to simply add 1/8th tsp of decarboxylated kief into the middle of each dough ball. This method skips the infusion of butter or oil and instead adds the kief directly…