I read the article linked above soon after it was posted but decided not to comment on it at that time. I didn't find it to be a product review; It was really more of a character attack. Personally, this type of article or 'product review' has no credibility to me. To each his own, but I have no desire to spend my energy on that type 'review'. Today, after doing additional research and coming back here to 420 and reading, again, that it is the opinion of some that not only is RSO the ONLY valid medical preparation for treatment of disease, but there is also only ONE acceptable way to use the oil. I find that disheartening and I pray it doesn't discourage anyone who believes that cannabis could help them but can't afford RSO. If you can afford to make or purchase RSO, then by all means do so. That is wonderful for you, and I wish you nothing but health and happiness. I would never discourage anyone from using RSO. Ever. I will cheer you on 100% of the way. It just isn't possible for me and others right now. Cannabis paste is just pot in a jar with coconut oil. It has been heated to activate the good stuff and I can get more into my body than I ever could smoking it. That's it, pure and simple. You do the best you can with what you have, where you're at. It isn't a competition, I don't have a need to prove myself 'right', I just want to do my best to LIVE. I am a single mom with 1 child still at home and I LOVE life. So, I will keep on keepin' on with my paste and be grateful. If the opportunity arises to use RSO, I will, and I will be grateful! I want to encourage others to do their best, with whatever you have, where ever you are also. Blessings and good green vibes to all.
Horsegirl, it seems you signed up, made this 1 post and have never been back on 420. I hope you are healthy and are winning the fight.
Very well put sister! I could not have don't that as eloquently as you.
Hey Sweetleaf and magicmediwana
Just got onto to this through sweets signature, caught my eye as soon as I read nnabis paste.
Gotta say this is one awesome thread you have started and extremely informative. I'm glad you have found something that not only seems to work very well for you but also helps you with the resources and time etc.
It does seem that since the RSO has hit the big spotlight I guessed you'd say thatits all people seem to care and recommend now but like you said for some it is quiet the inconvenience. So props to you both on holding your own and explaining reasons as you have
I have a question possibly a couple for you.
I am getting on my way for making some kind of cannabis medicine for mystepbrother with epilepsy, however he is very young so any decarboxilated oil or such iisn't an option due to the parent wants no psychoactive or high associated with it. Since there is no cbd only strains I can find in my country cbd won't work so my best bet was to go with a thca and cbd-a oil for him which has been tested to work on epilepsy with seizures and such.
But the paste is what's caught my eye since you don't have to use alcohol in the mix which probably isn't the greatest for a young child to take either.
Anyways I was curious as to whether you'd know or think it'd be possible to make this kind of paste without decarbing it into thc-cbd?
I'm likely to also try give the juice a go since it is simple and still includes the cannabinoids I'm chasing. I have one of those nutribullets you might see on tv that might help with the juicing.
Anyways thanks for any input and hope all is lovely in your worlds
Thanks for the kind words SirBudLovski.
I'm not sure how to make it with out decarb, but I will dig around over the next few days and see what I can find out. I have no idea how they make the stuff for kids.
In the meantime, I think juicing would be a great place to start.
Just a few comments on decarboxylation and RSO in general. I have a type of vascular mutation in my brainstem and I used to be a pilot before I was diagnosed in 2008; by which I mean I did not smoke weed for fun before.
I've also read a lot and my main assistant (my dad) is a chemist; also I've tested on myself all the oils from all the strains and kept a log of the effects. Decarboxylation doesn't really happen until around 180*F (82*C) but decarbing is a very precise matter so your water method may not be too accurate. At its best water will not go over 212*F (100*C) and for a proper decarb you want to go up to 250*F for 27 or 51 minutes depending on your preference.
The reason why you are getting so little RSO is because you are doing a cold wash and are probably only getting a low 12-14% extraction which may be to little for what your sister needs.
Review this thread:
39% extraction yield RSO
Videos on page 3.
Very nice information, very helpful and constructive. Thank you so much Lab Rat! RSO is not as far off as we thought.
I have a plant I am going to put into flower in the next few days and when it's ready we will give your technique a shot. It's a HarleSin HarlequinxACDC potential of 3/2 CBD-THC So should work pretty great for my sister.