Hemp oil has been made using various methods for differing purposes. The differences between types of hemp oil start from the bud itself since different levels of quality and strain types give out widely varying effects. Then comes the role of the way in which the oil is prepared. Even though various recipes have been propagated as Rick Simpson oil or anti-cancer hemp oil in general, we mean to talk about the recipe provided by Rick Simpson himself, by which he was able to help cure north of 5000 individuals suffering different types of cancer free of charge, after he had cured his own metastatic skin cancer back in 2003. Not only did Simpson use this oil to treat cancer patients, it was also used for other conditions such as arthritis, diabetes, depression, insomnia, and migraines. Simpson always recommends that people make their own hemp oil using his recipe, rather than buy it from people who claim to have real Rick Simpson oil. When buying Full Extract Cannabis Oil from other sources make sure that it has been tested and that it is from a good reliable source. He has even announced through his website that he has not been producing, nor connected to any entity that produces, hemp oil ever since he left Canada in 2009.
Getting to the recipe, we need to first identify the types of bud strains. The resin is the key element of this curing potion. The frosty look that a marijuana bud has is caused by the resin spread all over the bud, and there lies the cure. That is why different bud strains, can change the outcome substantially. This resin is described by Rick Simpson as “as the most medicinally active substance one can find in nature.”
As for the bud strains, there are two main types: Indica and Sativa. The latter work perfectly when the oil being produced is meant to be used as an anti-depressant or energy booster. However, for the purposes of fighting cancer, arthritis, or any of the other aforementioned conditions, the bud strains to be used are Indica. This is the type recommended by Rick Simpson. First off, Indica strains help relax the patient’s body, leading them to sleep better, which majorly serves the healing process. After acquiring some, preferably high quality, Indica hemp, we get to the first step of producing the oil.
The marijuana buds are placed in a plastic container and then are dampened in the solvent that will be used in the process. The choices for the solvent are plenty and the differences are not big. Although Rick Simpson recommends using pure aliphatic naphtha, another solvent that works very well is 99% isopropyl alcohol, or Hexane which has proved to provide a higher THC content. The latter is even recommended by Simpson as a second choice in case pure naphtha cannot be acquired. There are other viable solvents for those who prefer non-chemical solvents, which are organic ethanol or 95% pure grain alcohol. However, organic ethanol needs a substantially longer time to be mixed properly with the bud material, extending to a month or a moon cycle during which daily stirring is required before proceeding with producing the oil. It is in general, a recommendation that this recipe is carried out by professional chemists, preferably inside a secure lab.
After crushing the bud inside the solvent, more solvent should be added until the bud material is covered completely. The contents should be stirred for 2-3 minutes, which basically allows the THC to dissolve into the solvent. Then the solvent is to be drained from the buds, after which it should be passed through a coffee filter. At that point, the solvent would have a color close to the color of gasoline, which is caused by the THC dissolved in the solvent.
After that comes the boiling phase, but this phase has to be treated with utmost caution since all of the solvents that could be possibly used are flammable to a degree. That is why the area where the boiling is to take place has to be as well ventilated as possible. This will help carry the fumes away from the solvent as it boils off in order to avoid the occurrence of an explosion or a fire. There should be no red hot elements or even a spark from any kind near the solvent since that could easily ignite the fumes the solvent is producing. That prohibition of fire extends to cigarettes as well, therefore no smoking should be done near the solvent. For this process, an electric cooker is very effective and would suffice. As the solvent boils, keep adding more of the solvent-oil mix. As the level, or more accurately the volume, of the solvent comes down, you should add 8-10 drops of water, which is basically a quarter or one-third of a water bottle cap. Since the water boils at a much higher point than that at which the mix boils, the drops of water added help the releasing of the solvent as the oil gets thicker. It is a good idea to lift the rice cooker while the solvent is released and to keep the liquid moving, which releases what remains from the solvent and protects the oil from coming in contact with too much heat. Generally, the temperature of the oil should not at any level surpass the bar of 290 degrees Fahrenheit.
Afterward, the oil is poured into any metal container, and the container is put on a dehydrator for a few hours to allow the water to evaporate off the oil. Any gentle heating device such as a coffee warmer would do the job. The process comes to an end when there is no more bubbling on the surface of the oil, nor any other type of activity. It should be completely still.
A pound of good marijuana is capable of producing two ounces of high-grade hemp oil. The method of intake recommended by Rick Simpson and the most effective in the treatment of cancer is ingestion. The doses could be the size of half a grain of short grained dry rice, taken once every 8 hours. Ingesting two ounces of oil over a time interval of 2-3 months would be sufficient to kill off most forms of serious cancer.