Rick Simpson Oil

The Wonderful World of Rick Simpson Oil

By Ethan Bresner

When I eat edibles, I need a lot of them. That’s just the way my body is. Some people take 5mg of something and are high for a day. I need like 50 mg to feel much of anything. The problem is, I love the high that I get from edibles. It’s super different from when I smoke flower, vape, or smoke concentrates. For me, at least, edibles are a super intense body high. That doesn’t mean that I don’t get wildly giggly, and to be frank, kind of stupid. That being said, I tend to feel it in my body the most.

I wrote a piece about firecrackers a little while ago, which you should check out. That’s probably my most regular consumption of edibles. But sometimes, like most stoners, I’m pretty lazy. Making firecrackers is kind of a thing. Admittedly, it’s not like it’s a ton of work, but it’s enough that sometimes I don’t feel like it.

I love all the different edible options that you’ll find at pot shops. What I don’t love is that for someone like me, who needs a lot of edibles, I find it mildly annoying to have to tear through 5-10 individually wrapped packages just to get what I need.



RSO is a relatively controversial thing. The creator of RSO (the eponymous Rick Simpson) created a stir by arguing that RSO can cure cancer. There are particular treatment suggestions regarding how much you should take, how to make it at home, and so on. As is a theme with many issues like this, we really can’t know whether any of these findings or suggestions are true or not. There’s been some research on the subject, but because of the absurd classification of cannabis, it’s isn’t really being studied thoroughly.

So we’re left with a lot of anecdotal evidence regarding the efficacy of RSO. As we all know, anecdotal evidence is particularly influenced by bias, so I’m not going to wade into the controversy and theories regarding cannabis, and it’s efficacy in treating cancer.

Some people use RSO topically and say that it has the ability to cure things like eczema and psoriasis. I’ve heard tales of people using it (they say) to effectively treat things like melanoma. That totally could all be true, and it would be super tight if we could start researching whether or not those claims are true, but as I’ve said in the past, we need to do a lot more research to be able to state that those claims are valid. Hopefully, at some point in our near future, we’ll begin treating cannabis as a medicine instead of a drug, but that likely wouldn’t be until after the 2020 election if and when a candidate who is more pro-cannabis is elected.


I love edibles, I need a lot, and I hate opening a million wrappers (on paper I do understand that this seems silly – but hey, still true). So I discovered RSO. A lot of RSO’s are going to be CBD heavy because of their rumored highly beneficial medical benefits. I do also use CBD RSO’s for pain relief, but because like all edibles they take a while to hit you, I tend to prefer vape pens. But the thing about RSO is that the THC in it is fully activated. Essentially, you can just eat it. Just straight-up pop it in your mouth, and you’re good to go.

Most RSO’s come in a syringe, which makes it a little bit easier to control the portioning in terms of how much THC you’re consuming. Some people suggest mixing it with alcohol to make a tincture, which would also be a really good way to control how much THC you’re getting. Now I’m a little bit of a gambler when it comes to eating weed. Like I was saying earlier, I have a pretty high tolerance when it comes to edibles, and when I overshoot, I’m not likely to get that “Dear God, please make it stop!” feeling that some get when they overindulge with weed. Generally, if I go too hard on edibles, I just fall asleep, have some weird dreams and wake up kind of groggy. Not the best, but better than what some experience.



My generally favored way to eat RSO is inside a raspberry. That may sound weird, but the only thing that can be a little bit icky about RSO is that it’s really sticky, and you’re basically eating concentrate. So it doesn’t always taste the best, and it kind of gets stuck in your teeth. So generally, what I’ll do is just grab a package of raspberries, fill one with RSO and eat it kind of like a pill. Just a couple of chews and down the hatch.

The thing that’s great about eating RSO, is that it’s crazy strong. Easily equivalent to firecrackers, but much less work to make. Because it’s fully activated THC, you can also use it in other food.

coffee and toast


Put some in your coffee, mix it with peanut butter and put it on toast, hell, you can put it in your hollandaise and have it with eggs if you really want. You don’t want to cook it more because it will degrade the THC if you do, but when you’re done cooking, just plop a little in there and voila good to go.

RSO is a great option for people that have a high tolerance for edibles because, well, you can eat a ton pretty easily, and it’s fairly cheap compared to eating a ton of traditional edibles. So the next time you feel like being wildly high, but are too lazy to put much energy into it, go down to Kush21 and check out their selections!

*All information, content, and material of this website is for informational purposes only and are not intended to serve as a substitute for the consultation, diagnosis, and/or medical treatment of a qualified physician or healthcare provider.

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January 24, 2020

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