Who Is Rick Simpson and What Is Rick Simpson Oil aka RSO?

Monday, Feb 5, 2018

Rick Simpson oil aka RSO oil or Simpson oil has become an extremely popular form of medical marijuana. It’s been said that Rick Simpson oil has many medical benefits and is highly effective in treating cancer and other aggressive maladies. However despite its prevalence many questions remain including what exactly is Rick Simpson oil, how do you use it and how does it compare to CBD oil. Plus who the hell is Rick Simpson anyhow? So we decided to put together this definitive post about the activist and folk-hero known as Rick Simpson and explain why he and his RSO oil are stuff stoners like.

Rick Simpson is now a famous Canadian medical marijuana activist who sort of accidentally discovered the healing power of cannabis. Back in 1997 while working in a Canadian hospital boiler room covering asbestos on pipes he suffered an accident. Because he was working with a really potent aerosol glue and the room he was in was poorly ventilated it filled with toxic fumes. This caused a shock to Rick Simpson’s nervous system. As a result he fell off a ladder, hit his head and was knocked out cold. When he regained consciousness fortunately he was able to get his coworkers to rush him to the emergency room.

1 pound of dried cannabis material (an Indica strain as preferred by Rick Simpson himself or use what you like) 2 gallons of solvent – 99% isopropyl alcohol (can also use butane, ethanol, or other solvent)