(Rick Simpson) Oil is still vastly underrated even though the benefits far outweigh smoking and vaping.
So what are the benefits? They are all interconnected.
Oil made from 25 grams of good strong hash can last you a year of daily use. (Personal experience using the olive oil method.)
When smoking you destroy a large amount of your weed because the temperature is way too high for the THC to survive. When you make oil there is zero loss.
It’s more potent.
When smoking, delta-9-THC enters your blood.
When eating oil, your liver transforms delta-9-THC into 11-hydroxy-THC which is 3 to 5 times more potent, and then enters your blood.
No carcinogens in your lungs, no dry mouth, no coughing.
It cures a wide variety of ailments and diseases including cancer provided you use an indica or indica dominant strain. As well as make some lifestyle changes pertaining diet / awareness of negative thoughts, etc. You can mix several strains as well, either when you prepare your plant material for cooking (decarboxylating) with olive oil / solvent or mix the finished oils together.
It’s faster to make.
You can have a finished product the same day as your harvest, no need for trimming, drying and curing.
The effects last longer.
A big drop of oil will keep you going for at least 6 hours, though I’ve had days where I ate a fair bit more than a drop and was still out of it after waking up 12 hours later.
It doesn’t stink up the place, easier to be stealthy.
Because all you need to do is eat a drop of it. You can just put it in a sandwich!
How to make your oil.
- Olive Oil Method (great for hash)
I did it this way because I didn’t want to invest in 99% alcohol and a rice cooker to do it the Rick Simpson way. It will not be as pure as RSO but will work just fine too.
To make sure the temperature is consistent it’s easiest to cook “au bain-marie". Take a pot and fill with water and a tablespoon of salt (to slow down evaporation.) Place a bigger pot on top and place something thin in between, like a fork or spoon to leave a small gap for evaporation, this is to keep the upper pot from jumping and dancing from the pressure buildup.
Make sure the bottom of the upper pot is making contact with the water, if it doesn’t the temperature will not be high enough. Just one or two centimeters or an inch is enough.
Once the water is cooking place your hash or finely ground buds/leaves/stems in the upper pot and use about 1 part of virgin olive oil for one part of hash. This is a rough estimate, you want just enough for the hash to melt. So add oil with a spoon until it looks right, don’t pour with the bottle. When using buds etc. then make sure you grind it as finely as possible, a powder will dissolve into the oil best. If you have chunks then you will need to add more olive oil to submerge it all and you will end up with a weaker oil.
While the water is cooking keep checking if the oil mixture is bubbling or not, after about 15-30 minutes it should be a nice smooth bubbling liquid. The bubbling is very important, if it’s not lightly bubbling then it’s not decarboxylating.
If after a while it stops bubbling then probably a bit too much water has evaporated and is not making contact anymore. Just take the upper pot off and add some water and wait until it boils again. And add a few minutes to the total boiling time. Stir well every half hour or so.
I found out that your oil will be more potent when heating at 100 degrees celcius (boiling point of water) for three hours. I tried one and two hours, but noticed the biggest difference after 3 hours.
It’s basically like melting chocolate, very easy, just gotta find the right setting on your furnace so that the water keeps boiling without getting too wild and a few hours later you have a stash of oil which will last you a very long time. Store it in a jar or whatever else that is convenient and enjoy yourself! Personally I don’t see the need to filter out the fibers. Once it cools off it will be a bit more solid. I always just scraped a little bit with my fingernail, you could also use the tip of a knife. The right dosage will differ from batch to batch and person to person, start off with a drop the size of a grain of cooked rice or unshelled sunflower seed. Yes, it’s really that potent!
- The Rick Simpson Method
This method is maybe more convenient when you have raw plant material but you’ll need to invest in a solvent, the safest is probably 99% alcohol.
He uses a rice cooker but you could probably also cook the alcohol/solvent mixture “au bain marie” but I haven’t tried it. I imagine the rice cooker is only a couple of degrees hotter maybe. If you use a ricecooker I’d let the oil boil for three hours total, including the time it took for the solvent/alcohol to evaporate completely. He talks about putting the oil on a coffee heater afterwards, but might as well keep it in the rice cooker/pot for longer instead.
I hope this is of some value. It has worked wonders for me.
One last note, the oil works best when you don’t combine it with alcohol.
If you insist on drinking then wait until after the oil has kicked in.
Though I’m not sure why you would want to…
May you benefit as much from this as I have.
If you have any questions left, shoot!
Peace and health to all.
Be the love.
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Habits are only hard to break, until you do.
It’s not so much the change itself that is hard, it’s breaking the thought pattern.
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