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What are the best cannabis strains for making Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)?

Most probably, you all know about RSO and its mighty healing powers. Despite many patients’ reports about successful cancer treatments, more studies need to be conducted to confirm it. Even so, there is significant evidence in using cannabinoids to treat chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, and many patients already receive this treatment in states where cannabis is fully legal. As of today (21st of May, 2021), there are a total of 17 states that has cannabis entirely legal: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington. Read your local laws before proceeding to avoid breaking any.

RSO cannabis oil is different from other cannabis extracts, being super concentrated with a full spectrum of cannabinoids from the whole plant. According to the creator Rick Simpson, the best healing powers this oil has when produced from Indica dominant strains with high levels of THC, which gives a strong body hit and have been used to relieve chronic fatigue, chronic muscle aches, insomnia, and chronic pain. 

If you are lucky and you live in the area where cannabis is entirely legal, you can make Rick Simpson Oil at home for your personal usage. So which cannabis strains are the best for making RSO?

Strawberry Banana from DNA Genetics

Strawberry Banana by DNA genetics
Strawberry Banana by DNA Genetics

This deliciously named strain is Indica dominant with a ratio of 70/30. It is one of the most potent strains with THC levels around 27% and can go up to as high as 31%. Made from a cross between Banana Kush and Bubble Gum, Strawberry Banana is an award-winning strain. From a medical perspective, this strain is perfect for treating stress, pain, and PTSD. RSO made from it will have full-bodies effects. Strawberry Banana is generally considered an evening strain.

Purple Kush

Purple Kush strain
Purple Kush strain

Purple Kush is a 100% Indica strain with THC levels up to 27% makes it a perfect choice for RSO oil. Made from the Hindu Kush and Purple Afghani mix, this strain has deep sedation and pain relief effects. It is one of the most valuable medical cannabis strains. Purple Kush is best for nighttime because few tastes of RSO made from it can leave you feeling stuck to the couch with drooping eyelids. 

Kosher Kush from DNA Genetics

Kosher Kush from DNA Genetics
Kosher Kush from DNA Genetics

Kosher Kush is considered by many to be an enlightening strain. It’s a Californian strain that won the High Times cannabis cup as best Indica in 2010, 2012, and 2015 medical cups. With THC levels between 20-25%, it is best for night use. RSO made from it could help patients suffering from anxiety disorders, mood disorders, and depression. 

Super OG

Super OG strain
Super OG strain

Super OG is a crossbreed between Skywalker OGTahoe OG Kush, and Larry OG. Being a true Indica delivers a high THC dose that can jump over 20% and reach even 30%. Super OG provides an intense relaxation feel that will bring you to sleep quickly. All this makes it another perfect choice for making RSO oil.

The Toad from Tyson Ranch

The more recent cannabis strain that belongs to the super high THC list is called The Toad and comes straight from the Mike Tyson cannabis farm called Tyson Ranch. Made from GSC and Chemdawg OG, this strain can reach staggering numbers of THC: 37%-43%. That makes it perfect for making RSO. It will lift you up and settle you into a full-body relaxation pretty fast.

Godfather OG

Godfather OG is another excellent choice for making your own Rick Simspin oil. It is an award-winning Indica hybrid cross that brings a whole body euphoria feeling. High numbers of THC that can reach up to 28-32% will make your RSO perfect for easing stress, depression, and insomnia.

Irish Cream from Mighty Irish Seeds

Irish Cream from Mighty Irish Seeds
Irish Cream from Mighty Irish Seeds

Irish Cream is an Indica-dominant strain, a cross between Cookies & Cream and Real McCoy. With THC levels exceeding 27%, from this strain made RSO can be used to treat depression, anxiety, and chronic pain. It can also work against stubborn cases of insomnia.

If you already picked up your favorite strain from the list, now it’s time for you to make your own RSO. The process is not too complicated but might bring some challenges if you don’t have enough information about it – that’s why we brought you a very informative guide on how to make Rick Simpson Oil. Stay safe and healthy, and don’t forget to consult your doctor for any medical advice for using cannabis for cancer treatment. There isn’t one perfect way to fight this disease, but a combined treatment might increase the chances. 

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Charles Green
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Charles is a long-time cannabis connoisseur and cultivator from California. As more and more states legalize cannabis, Charles writes guides, reviews and tips for cannabis home-growers using his priceless experience.

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