What is Cannabis oil?
Cannabis oil, also known as Rick Simpson Oil/RSO, Dagga oil or FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil) is an oleoresin obtained by the extraction of Cannabis. It is a Concentrated form of Cannabis extracts containing many of its resins and terpenes – in particular, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), Cannabidiol (CBD), and other Cannabinoids.
Many will have seen the term “Cannabis oil” used around the Internet the last few years. Heralded to cure everything from cancer to glaucoma, activists are using research and countless miracle testimonials to convince legislatures nationwide to legalize marijuana for medicinal use. One of the reasons why we’re hearing so much about Cannabis oil is because of Rick Simpson.
In 2003 Rick utilized a homemade Cannabis concoction as a cure for skin cancer. He shared his success with his doctors and some cancer organizations, but no one paid attention to his story. His reaction is somewhat intriguing as he responded by growing his own plants and produced his own Cannabis extract, calling it “Hemp oil.” Giving it away for free to people in need, he reports healing over 5,000 people with this medicine. Many still call it Rick Simpson Oil or RSO. A better term is FECO – Full Extract Cannabis Oil.
There are a variety of ways people make Cannabis oil, and the most popular method has been outlined by Rick Simpson – who recommends using naphtha or petroleum ether as a solvent. Many Cannabis oil suppliers in South Africa use denatured isopropyl alcohol or Benzene to make Cannabis oil and these products SHOULD BE AVOIDED as they contain carcinogens like cyanide and lead.
If you buying or making FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil) like in the photo below you should only be using 96% FOOD GRADE ETHANOL or CO2 extraction methods.
If you do not want to use alcohol has an extraction method to make FECO (Full Extract Cannabis Oil) many South Africans prefer to make infusions.
You can use either coconut oil, olive oil, grapeseed oil, or honey to make an infusion.
You can also make a weak tincture like Buchu Brandy by using Vodka/Gin/Brandy.
Have a look at our Cannabis Club forum for more information on Cannabis Extracts.