Over the past few years people became more and more aware of the power of cannabis as a potential cure for cancer. The studies conducted over the last decade confirmed the anti-cancer effect of the plant, without leaving any doubt behind.
- Cannabinoids (any group of related compounds that include cannabinol and active substances of cannabis) have the ability to activate the cannabinoid receptors in the body. The body produces endocannabinoids, compounds that play important role in many vital processes that create a healthy environment.
Radiation and chemotherapy are the only approved cancer treatments, but people must know that there are other options as well. Exploring these options is bad at no aspect, and if people only knew about all the other alternatives, they would sure be able to make the best choice for themselves.
Many people chose this alternative treatment to fight cancer and live longer, and the number of people who become aware of the healing power of this plant increases every day. “How is it used?” is the next question to be asked.
You can either do a research on your own or find more information about Rick Simpson’s hemp oil.
Rick Simpson is a medical marijuana activist, and he has been giving people information about the healing properties of hemp oil medications for a long time. His own experience inspired him to help other people, after he cured his metastatic cancer in 2003.
We give you the original recipe for Rick Simpson’s hash oil.
To make the Rick Simpson’s hash oil, start with one ounce of dried herb. One ounce will typically produce 3-4 grams of oil, although the amount of oil produced per ounce will vary strain to strain. A pound of dried material will yield about two ounces of high quality oil.
IMPORTANT: These instructions are directly summarized from Rick Simpson’s website. Be VERY careful when boiling solvent off [solvent-free option], the flames are extremely flammable. AVOID smoking, sparks, stove-tops, and red hot heating elements. Set up a fan to blow fumes away from the pot, and set up in a well-ventilated area for whole process.
1. Place the completely dry material in a plastic bucket.
2. Dampen the material with the solvent you are using. Many solvents can be used [solvent-free option]. You can use pure naphtha, ether, butane, 99% isopropyl alcohol, or even water. Two gallons of solvent is required to extract the THC from one pound, and 500 ml is enough for an ounce.
3. Crush the plant material using a stick of clean, untreated wood or any other similar device. Although the material will be damp, it will still be relatively easy to crush up because it is so dry.
4. Continue to crush the material with the stick, while adding solvent until the plant material is completely covered and soaked. Remain stirring the mixture for about three minutes. As you do this, the THC is dissolved off the material into the solvent.
5. Pour the solvent oil mixture off the plant material into another bucket. At this point you have stripped the material of about 80% of its THC.
6. Second wash: repeat the procedure by adding the second dose of solvent, and stir for another three minutes to dissolve the remaining THC.
7. Pour the solvent oil mixture in the bucket where you poured the first mix.
8. Discard the herb material.
9. Strain the solvent mixture into a clean container using a coffee filter.
10. Boil the solvent — you can use a rice cooker, since it will boil the solvent perfectly, and it could hold over half a gallon of the solvent oil mix.
IMPORTANT: avoid stove-top, red hot elements, sparks, smoking and open flames — the fumes are extremely flammable!
11. Fill about ¾ of the rice cooker with the solvent mixture and turn on HIGH heat. Remember to work in a well-ventilated area and do not forget to place a fan near the fumes to blow them away from the pot. Keep adding the solvent to the cooker as the mixture evaporates until you have added even the last drop to the rice cooker.
12. As the amount decreases for the last time, add a few drops of water — 10 drops to a pound of dry herb. This step will release the solvent residue, and protect the oil from the heat.
13. When there is an inch of solvent-water mixture left, use oven mitts to pick the unit up and swirl the content until the solvent mixture has finished boiling off.
14. At this point turn the rice cooker on LOW. Be careful, the oil must never reach a temperature higher than 290˚ F (140˚ C)
15. Use your oven mitts again and remove the pot from the rice cooker. Carefully pour the oil into a stainless steel container.
16. Put the container in a dehydrator, or place it in a mild heating device — coffee warmer, for example. This step may take even a few hours, but the water and the volatile terpenes will completely evaporate from the oil. The oil is ready for use when you notice there is no surface activity on it.
17. You can use a plastic syringe to suck the oil up, or feel free to use any other container you find suitable. However, the syringe will help you dispense the oil more easily. When the hash oil cools completely, it should look like a thick grease.