How is Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) different than CBD oil?

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Last updated: June 5th, 2016

This is a loaded question. To understand how Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) and CBD oil are different, one must first understand that there are many different types of CBD oil currently available on the market.

The first type of CBD oil is whole-plant oil derived from the highly resinous buds of the cannabis plant and is only legal in MMJ-friendly states because it contains other minor cannabinoids (although CBD is the most abundant cannabinoid in these types of products).

The second type of CBD oil is usually marketed as legal across all 50 states and typically sources industrial hemp (non-psychoactive cannabis hemp stalk with < .03% THC). CBD oil derived from hemp stalk/seeds is not the preferred oil choice for many medical marijuana patients looking to treat a specific ailment or health condition because it lacks other cannabinoids like THC that have significant medical benefits.

Along with the massive medicinal benefits of CBD oil, RSO also contains THC and other key cannabinoids resulting in patients having a much more euphoric medicating session than if they took CBD oil on its own. Research has found tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) to offer very promising therapeutic benefits for many conditions. This is one reasons some patients prefer whole plant cannabis oil over individual cannabinoids.

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