Despite how it may look, that’s a well-made quick wash tincture. Gold is the color you’re looking for.
Believe it or not, you’re already about halfway through the process. You’ve already made a usable tincture. The next step is to reduce the alcohol in the tincture until the cannabis resin is (almost) the only thing that’s left. This could be accomplished by just letting the mixture sit out until the alcohol evaporates, but that could take many days.
- Super concentrated form of cannabis that’s edible and smokable
- Easy to make hash oil with typical kitchen items
- Specialized tools can automate the process
- Easy to store and dispense in measured amounts
One last thing before we start…
You can legally get your hands on at least one of these options in all 50 states in the US, plus Canada, UK, and Australia. Bacardi 151 is available in most places and it has a pretty high alcohol content (151-proof), but it should only be used as a worst-case option.
- They believe THC-A has medicinal properties
- The process of making hash oil on its own doesn’t create enough heat to turn THC-A into the more potent THC. If you don’t decarb, you’ll have oil that’s mostly THC-A.
- They don’t want psychoactive effects
- THC gets you “high”, THC-A does not. Ingesting hash oil without decarbing the weed won’t get you “high” since it will be mostly THC-A. For some people, that’s a plus.
The Source comes with a web link that leads to instructions on how to use the device. It’s a quick read and will help you get the most out of your extractions. Here’s an even quicker version of what you need to do.
- 2x Mason Jar
- Decarbed weed (recipe above)
- If you don’t want psychoactive effects, don’t decarb the weed
- High-proof alcohol (190-proof or higher)
- Paper coffee filters
Here’s our Source Turbo extractor in action. Notice the little pool of pure alcohol collecting at the bottom.
How to Make Hash Oil (aka Cannabis Extract Oil or RSO) Table of Contents: What is Hash Oil (Cannabis Extract Oil)? There are several ways that cannabis growers can turn their homegrown bud
So, what is Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) and how does it relate to these “pure” cannabis oils? Well, not only is RSO more raw and less processed, it is usually homemade and exceptionally potent. RSO is unique due to the fact that it’s easy and inexpensive to make while basically being a supercharged version of more conventional cannabis oil. This stuff is powerful!
Furthermore, strains that have low levels of CBD are also preferred, as recent research suggests that CBD actually counters some of the effects of THC. Consequently, if a producer wishes to recreate the famous potency of Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), it’s best that they stick to cannabis varieties that are:
Essentially, RSO production is like a brute-force attack. It strips the cannabis plant of everything but the cellulose fibers, resulting in a final product that is potent but not purified or distilled. The RSO has an unappealing color and can have a sludgy consistency due to the fact that it’s raw and unprocessed. Some cannabis enthusiasts prefer this form, but it’s absolutely true that not every consumer will like that!
These are by no means standardized dosage amounts and should be considered more as general guidelines. Furthermore, if in doubt, adhere to the old maxim: start low and go slow. Don’t overdo it! While it’s true that cannabis products, even potent ones like RSO, are not very dangerous, overconsumption can be extremely unpleasant and may require medical attention.
Finally, Simpson has also suggested that the THC content of the sedative Indica strain should be at least 20% THC and that the plants themselves be females. By sticking to these criteria, you will ensure that the final oil product will have the telltale potency that has become synonymous with high-quality RSO.
On the other hand, the purest form of ethanol available is Everclear, which is 95% ethanol (or 190 proof). Don’t forget that when it comes to your solvent, the higher the alcohol content, the better. It’s important to remember that you want the least amount of water in your solvent, so, for this reason, most RSO producers use 99% isopropyl alcohol.
However, for many consumers, the raw and unprocessed nature of RSO is actually a drawback. Furthermore, this DIY approach results in a final product that:
Some varieties of cannabis oil go through additional steps, like short-path distillation, to result in a “purer” final product.
- Severe anxiety or paranoia
- General impairment
- Slurred speech
- Slowed down reaction times
- Poor impulse control
- Inability to concentrate or think clearly
- Eyes that are irritated and/or red
- Sluggishness and/or fatigue
Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) is a potent form of cannabis oil with a high percentage of THC. What are the benefits? Is it safe? Find the answers inside.