You can roll it, you can inhale it however now you can use it for healing.
Considered a miracle, the recreational drug can now become the last hope of many patients diagnosed with the biggest killer in the world - cancer.
Over the past decade the plants have proven to fight tumour growth and speed up recovery. Although there are many success stories of people who cured on a plant based diet, more scientific research is needed to determine to what extent nutrition plays a part in eliminating terminal illness.
The infamous cannabis plant has been exploited by many as a last leap of faith to treat cancer and aid in post-recovery. At least, this helped one individual, Rick Simpson making homemade cannabis oil recipe and its alleged anti-cancer properties.
Who is Rick Simpson and what does he know about cancer?
Rick’s battle with terminal illness starts back in 2003, when he was diagnosed with skin cancer. Covered with 6 spots of carcinoma on his face and body, Rick sought help from countless surgeons but without any positive results. After hearing about a study which claimed that cannabis can kill tumour cells in mice, the man decided to become a walking, living health experiment. He began ingesting cannabis oil and applying it on his cancer spots. It has now been over 10 years since he started the natural regimen and his cancer has disappeared completely. He then wrote a book about the methodology for oil extraction called :
Since learning about his discovery, Rick has successfully treated 5,000 patients and has shared his formula with the world. But what are the benefits of this homemade treatment?
How you can make your own cannabis oil
Before we get started, here are some safety guidelines – do not use any heating elements or a stove-top, do not smoke and make sure that you use a fan in order to blow off the fumes from the pot. Moreover, avoid any kind of sparks and flames, especially when boiling the solvent.
If you're a visual learner (like myself), please checkout this video on how to make the oil with Rick Simpson methodology :
What you’ll need:
- At least one ounce of dried herb (produces up to 4 grams of oil)
- 2 plastic buckets
- At least 500 ml solvent (enough for 1 ounce of plant material)
- An untreated wooden rod
- A coffee filter
- A rice cooker
- Oven mitts
- A stainless steel container
- A coffee warmer or a dehydrator
- A plastic syringe
Here is the step-by-step process of making your own cannabis oil, as instructed on Rick Simpson’s website:
Put the dried herb in a plastic bucket.
Dampen the dried material with a solvent of your choice – use 500 ml per ounce (solvent options include isopropyl alcohol, pure naphtha, ether or water).
Use an untreated wood stick to mash the herb – this should be relatively easy to do since the plant is very dry.
Add in solvent to the mix until the material is fully soaked and coated. Around 2 gallons of solvent should be enough for one pound. Continue stirring for up to 3 minutes. This will allow the THC (the chemical that triggers the psychological effects of marijuana) to be extracted from the plant material.
Separate the plant material from the oil solvent concoction. Place the latter in a different plastic bucket.
By now, most of the THC will have been dissolved. Keep adding solvent and stirring for the next few minutes in order to remove the rest of the THC. When you’re done, pour your new mix onto the oil solvent from the first bucket.
Take out the plant material and run the solvent mixture through a coffee filter.
Next, use a rice cooker to bring the solvent to a boil. Make sure you’re not using a stove-top or any open flames for this as the fumes are highly volatile and can easily catch fire.
Find an aired-out area and fill up ¾ of the rice steamer with solvent. You can bring a fan to blow away the vapors. Add more solvent after the initial batch has evaporated. For the last batch, add a few drops of water (around 10 per pound of dry plant material) to protect the oil from excessive heat.
For the last clump of solvent concoction (with added water), use your oven mitts to pick up the rice cooker and whirl the mixture around. When it’s done boiling off, set the device to low heat.
Pour the newly-formed oil into a stainless steel container. Be careful and make sure you use oven mitts to avoid burns.
In order to secure the content and strip it of any unstable substances, place the steel container with your mixture into a dehydrator. If you don’t have one, then use a coffee warmer in order to allow the water to separate from the oil. The evaporation will most likely take a few hours.
If you no longer see any froth on the surface of the oil, that means that it’s fully prepared and fit for use.
Once your product is finished, you can store it in a plastic syringe, which will make it easier for the oil to be equally distributed. By the time the mixture cools down, it should look greasy and dense.
How much oil should you use every day?
According to Rick Simpson’s website, it takes approximately 3 months for the average person to ingest 60 ml of homemade cannabis oil treatment. It is recommended that you start the regimen with a lower dose – three portions per day (one dosage is about a half of a grain of regular, dry rice). You can double the three daily doses every 4 days and go from there. The increasing dosage will help the body accommodate and build tolerance for the substance without causing any damage. Make sure you follow these instructions to get the best results.