What Is Rick Simpson Oil?
Although hemp and cannabis oil are perhaps more commonly discussed, Rick Simpson Oil or RSO is more recently a new name on the market. But when did this oil come into existence, and how is it different from CBD Oil?
Before we jump into the specifics, it is a good idea to learn who exactly Rick Simpson is. In 2008, a documentary called “Run from the Cure” was released. Since then, the name Rick Simpson has been a name recognisable to many. Rick Simpson oil is the type of oil that is said to lead to the remission of cancer tumors, as supported by numerous cases of anecdotal evidence. While studies have shown this to commonly lead to shockingly successful cases of remission, it was not general knowledge among the average person until 2008.
In his documentary, Canadian Rick Simpson tells his own story of seeing the successful treatment of his own skin cancer with natural hemp oil, and then tries to share this treatment at no cost with other people who are suffering from various types of cancers. Rick Simpson managed to successfully treat more than five thousand patients with all sorts of medical conditions. These conditions include Cancer, AIDS, Migraines, Glaucoma, Insomnia, Crohn’s Disease, Leukemia, Diabetes, Multiple Sclerosis, Depression, Arthritis and many more.
Of course, his efforts did not go unpunished by Canadian authorities. When Rick Simpson was tried in 2007, many of the very people he helped, whose lives he saved were not allowed to testify on his behalf. For a man who stands firm on his belief that people should know how to cure themselves, and that natural hemp oil was the key to such cures, the outcome was nonetheless worth it. Rick Simpson is responsible for the vastly increased awareness of hemp oils, CBD oils, and other medicinal oils that have led to the successful treatment of thousands of more patients.
Rick Simpson Oil vs. CBD Oil
While both oils have medicinal benefits and even come from the same plant (or at least plants with the same genus), Rick Simpson oil and CBD oil are by no means the same product. Before you decide to purchase one or the other, it’s a good idea to have an understanding of what these differences actually are.
Rick Simpson oil should always come from Cannabis Indica strains of marijuana as they are specifically effective in treating physical ailments. There are also Rick Simpson oils that are made from strains of Cannabis Sativa, but those are for the purpose of treating mental illnesses instead.
CBD oil and Rick Simpson oil have different amounts of cannabinoids. Most notably, Rick Simpson oil includes high levels of THC, while CBD oil contains very small amounts of THC but much more CBD. This leads to different health properties as well as legal discrepancies. In many countries, CBD oil is now a legal, prescribable treatment. Rick Simpson oil, however, is either illegal or legally ambiguous in many places because of its high levels of THC. Despite the fact that a wider spectrum of cannabinoids leads to more effective treatment of various illnesses, this nonetheless makes Rick Simpson oil harder to obtain and illegal to share in many places.
The fact of the matter is; CBD oil simply is not enough to replace Rick Simpson oil. Many patients, therefore, have given up on legal means of obtaining it and are producing it themselves instead. After all, in the end, these are people’s lives we’re talking about.
- Canna Oil Date Published: 23 July 2014 - 4:43pm