Rick Simpson Oil (RSO, also known as Phoenix Tears) is a highly potent, unrefined cannabis oil named after the Canadian cannabis activist who created it. It’s made by soaking cannabis flowers in pure naphtha or isopropyl alcohol to dissolve the cannabinoids and then distilling to remove the alcohol. It has a thick, syrupy consistency (almost tar-like) and can be applied as a topical or ingested in food or drinks.
Phoenix Tears are commonly used to treat/cure various forms of cancer, chronic or acute pain, epilepsy, MS, migraines, arthritis, crohn’s disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, insomnia, depression, as well as many other medical diseases/conditions. Phoenix Tears can also be used topically for skin cancer, warts/moles, burns and ulcers, and is well known for its ability to help cancer patients and those who have gone through chemotherapy.
It is suggested that people start with three doses per day. Each dose should be about the size of half a grain of rice, and should be administered once every eight hours (morning, noon, and night); the first dose will be about ¼ drop of RSO.
Effects take up to an hour to be felt. Please dose with caution.
When looking for symptom relief for a condition or for medical benefits, the goal is to gradually consume 60 grams of Rick Simpson Oil (RSO/Phoenix Tears) over the course of a 90-day period.
In 2003, Rick Simpson created a cannabis oil after three suspicious bumps on his arm turned out to be basal cell carcinoma, a form of skin cancer. Simpson had used cannabis to treat medical issues in the past, so he made a cannabis oil to treat his skin cancer topically, applying it to a bandage and covering the cancerous spots.
Compared to other forms of cannabis, RSO is great because it’s easy to make, it’s discrete and odorless, and can be taken orally on its own, or mixed with any food.