Trimming Weed: Manicuring Cannabis 101

Growing cannabis isn’t free of challenges. 

Harvesting at the right time requires a little expertise if you want high cannabinoid profiles in your plants. When harvesting is done, trimming weed is the next stage that follows, which can be laborious and time-consuming for many. 

But you better get trimming weed right, otherwise, mold and excess plant material will render your plants mediocre. Why settle for mid-grade bud, when you can put a little extra effort for the “dank”?

In this guide, we’ll help you achieve your high-grade ambitions by breaking down not only why you should trim weed, but also when you should do it, and critical steps to ensure you’re doing it right. 

Why Trimming Weed Is Important

If you want great, quality weed, then you have to learn how to best manicure bud to best present it. You can skip the process if you’ll like, but there’s a reason why so many growers recommend at least a minor trim. There are generally 4 reasons why it’s important for the final result of your cannabis plants–they are potency, experience, appearance and vitality.

  • Potency: Trimming weed meticulously ensures the person who’s consuming it isn’t taking in excess plant material that serves no medical or psychoactive purposes
  • Experience: Piggybacking from the above, if you’re consuming excess plant material, the experience will be diluted with non-purpose serving leaves. As mentioned, sugar leaves contain very minimal cannabinoids, while fan leaves have zero amounts. On top of this, the sugar leaves may contain chlorophyll, which makes the smoking experience more acidic and bitter.
  • Appearance: Ever purchase a significant amount of cannabis only to receive a few small buds surrounded in a forest of leaves? What about grinding leafy weed? You get the point, trimmed weed makes for easier cutting and is generally perceived as higher grade than those that aren’t trimmed.
  • Vitality: The next stage after trimming your plants is curing. When you trimming weed is done right, this aids in the curing process as your buds have increased airflow, therefore reducing moisture collection.

Wet vs Dry Trimming and Hand vs Machine

Before getting into step-by-step specifics, you’ll need to know about the different ways to trim weed, specifically the differences between wet, dry, hand and machine trimming. 

Wet Trimming: This approach trims all leaves, sugar and fan, 1-2 days before harvest. It’s especially important for minimizing mould and when humidity levels are above 60% RH. If your goal is speed and less difficulty, wet trimming is your option.

Dry Trimming: Less concerned about mold, while having humidity levels below 45% RH? You can remove only the fan leaves before harvest and then remove the sugar leaves after your buds have dried. If you want a gradual drying process that creates more dense buds and are less concerned about the color of your plants, this is your option.

Hand or Machine Trim? : If you’re not low on funds, invest in a machine to help your manicuring challenges. Doing so can save you countless hours, along with physical hardships. Prices and sizes do vary. If you’d rather go old school, make sure you have sharp scissors at your disposal.

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How to Trim Weed – Step-by-Step

Before moving further, you need to have certain plant anatomy lingo at your disposal. 

Let’s start with “fan leaves”– these are your plant’s biggest leaves that play the role of supplying energy to the entire plant through photosynthesis. Fan leaves aren’t meant for consuming for psychoactive purposes, as they contain no cannabinoids. 

“Sugar leaves” on the other hand are leaves on the cola of your plants, the dense core with all the buds. Sugar leaves have small amounts of cannabinoids and are usually saved for a host of other cannabis delicacies–think edibles and concentrates. 

Now to the nitty-gritty of manicuring weed. Doing so is a 3 stage process that entails of setting up your room, finding the right tools and having the right procedures in place. 

Trimming Tools

Temperature, humidity and a well-ventilated room for manicuring weed is crucial. The temperature should be roughly 21 degrees Celsius; the humidity levels should be in-between 45-50%; while hood fans can be used to increase room ventilation. If the smell is an issue, use a carbon or HEPA filter to minimize it.

Alongside the above, comfortability is just as important since the process of trimming weed can last for hours at least. You’ll want to source a comfortable chair; it’s best you have your entertainment needs met with podcasts, music and movies; and lastly, don’t forget to take breaks. 

Here is a list of must-have tools to get the trimming job done right. 

Cannabis specialty trimming scissors: Use a general pair for cutting branches and stems. Use a more precise pair for manicuring and ensure both are sharp and sterilized while being easy to clean. Need a suggestion? Try spring-loaded scissors

Use a stainless steel or pyrex glass surface to trim: Otherwise, you’re adding extra time to your duties by having to clean stick resin and trichomes off your surface.

If using a chair set the correct height for your posture: Try adding standing up to the mix here and there

Have the right gear: This means having gloves and an apron to keep you clean. Silk is ideal as resin won’t stick to it. 

Collect your leaves: You can use a silkscreen placed over a bucket or a tarp to collect resin particles. Save these as they can be consumed on their own or uses for making other cannabis delicacies.

Cleaning supplies: A rag with a cup of rubbing alcohol will be needed to clean the resin from your hands and your scissor blades. 

Directions for Trimming Weed

So, if you’ve opted for the hand-method, you’re looking at roughly 6-8 hours for a pound of cannabis (16 ounces). Be patient, and follow these steps, as it will take time.  Here’s how to manicure your bud and the branches they come in on.

Trim fan leaves

Know the difference between fan and sugar leaves. Fan leaves have zero trichomes on them.

Trim buds from the branches

In the selection of buds, remove the larger buds from the branches. You’ll want to cut at the base of the branch to preserve the integrity of the bud.

Trim buds

The goal here is to create a uniform surface around the buds and to ensure the stems are only exposed at the bottom. As for pistils, they can be trimmed down to the foliage. 

Containers

Store buds in airtight jars or containers when finished. This makes it ready for the curing stage, which you can read more about here. 

Clean up

While cleaning up, you want to collect resin from your scissors and gloves. For gloves, place them in the freezer for 60 minutes as collecting the resin will be a lot easier afterwards. You can place both your collection sugar leave trimming and resin powder in an airtight container for later use. 

Finally Ready to Trim Weed?

Trimming weed is a critical stage in the process of growing. Without it, your plants are more likely to develop mold, will have a harder time for curing, and you won’t be able to collect massive amounts of resin and trimmings for later use. 

Whether its hand, machine, wet or dry trimming you engage in, be patient and keep your mind on the end goal for a high-grade cannabis strain to consume. 

Good luck!

Squishing Cannabis: How To Make Rosin

When Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana for recreational use back in 2012, marijuana extracts started to become increasingly commonplace with the products themselves becoming increasingly innovative. One of these innovative products is known as “squish,” a cannabis extract that’s made exclusively through “squishing” cannabis. Also known as rosin, this solvent free cannabis concentrate is quickly overshadowing the likes of shatter, budder and waxes and learning how to make rosin is as simple as 1-2-3. 

We’re not here for a cannabis concentrate history lesson, we’re here to answer all your questions concerning rosin, and no, not violin rosin. We are talking about the marijuana concentrate that is crafted from cannabis.

 Let’s begin!

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What is Squish? Heated Pressed Cannabis 

As we briefly alluded to above, there are two commonly used types of rosin out there. One is applied to violin bows to produce a better sound, and the other will get you extremely high; we, of course, will be talking about the latter. 

Weed rosin produced from marijuana is made exclusively using heat and pressure, which is different compared to other methods used to make cannabis concentrates that use solvents like butane, alcohol, or CO2. 

This can be seen as an advantage because poorly made concentrates can leave traces of solvents behind, that are then ingested by the consumer. In contrast, since rosin only employs the use of heat and pressure to extract the concentrate, it doesn’t pose the risk of containing any harmful toxins, chemicals, or solvents — and it retains a much better flavor and aroma profile. 

This is because solvents degrade the terpenes and flavonoids of the plant, which in turn, degrades the flavor and fragrance somewhat. 

Consequently, most cannabis consumers prefer solvent-free options over the concentrates that use them, but keep in mind, that doesn’t mean it’s not without its risks. Smoking anything does cause damage and irritation to the lungs, so always be sure to smoke responsibly. 

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How Do You Squish Out Rosin?

Rosin can be made on a large-scale with a machine press, or as a DIY project using a hair straightener and some parchment paper.

First, you’ll want to make sure you get the temperature right. Never go over 300℉, in fact, we recommend only using a hair straightener with a digital temperature display that lets you customize the temperature to between 245℉ and 280℉ (118°C to 137°C). 

If you don’t have access to a flat iron with a digital interface, you can switch it to the lowest setting to prevent the likelihood of burning or wasting your weed.

As your flat iron heats up — you’ll want to get your parchment paper cut into a piece that is larger than the size of the hot plates on your straightener — then fold it in half. 

Place your bud inside the folded piece of parchment paper, and place it in between the plates of the iron, and squeeze! Keep pressing the flat iron down over your parchment-covered bud until you hear a sizzle.

Once your rosin press DIY stops sizzling (that’s when the rosin stops leaking out), you’ll want to depress your hair straightener and  slowly open the parchment paper using your heat-resistant gloves. 

With your dropper or whatever tool you choose to use, carefully separate the expended weed from the liquid rosin, and place it in a jar or container to be enjoyed.

Rosin Press: How Is Squish Made? 

While DIY rosin presses can be effective, it can’t be compared to the quality and yield that a rosin press machine can produce. This specialized piece of equipment is designed to consistently apply the perfect amount of pressure and heat using heated presses that are meticulously calibrated to apply the perfect amount of pressure. 

Simply put, rosin presses guarantee the perfect environment is provided to produce large amounts of high-quality rosin — fast. When compared to other rosin harvesting methods, industrial rosin presses tend produce more extract when using the same amount of material. 

Concluding Thoughts on How to Make Rosin

It’s readily apparent that rosin reigns supreme regarding solvent-free concentrates out on the market because it’s so easy to make, and because it boasts such a good potency and flavor profile. 

If you’re considering making rosin at home, it’s important to note that the yield and quality won’t likely be on par with rosin you can buy from professional suppliers — but not always. With enough time, patience, and practice, home pressers can produce rosin that gives the professionals a run for their money, especially if you’re using high-quality bud that some manufacturers are more reluctant to use themselves due to prohibitive costs. 

All things considered, making rosin is as fun and easy as it sounds; you just need weed, a hair straightener, parchment paper, and some elbow grease. And no matter which method you choose (professionally pressed or DIY), they both produce a potent and tasty solvent-free concentrate.

Weed Tea: DIY Cannabis Tea

As mainstream consumption of medical cannabis is expanding, it is becoming increasingly popular as the go to pick for a good time during social gatherings.  And rightfully so, as having an experience with cannabis is without a doubt an adventure worth embarking on – especially with friends, and there is perhaps nothing easier to prepare for a social gathering than weed tea.

Smoking is just one of the many ways you could consume cannabis.  Thanks to your trusty cannabis enthusiasts, THC, the active ingredient in cannabis can be consumed in multiple different ways.  One of the most common being in the form of an edible THC infused product.  Believe it or not, these options include something known as “weed tea.”

Imagine a tea made of cannabis – not quite, but close.  It turns out that you can actually infuse your cannabis with your tea. The best part is, it can all be made within minutes and is far more discreet than taking an old school smoke. 

What is Weed Tea?

Cannabis tea combines the best qualities of the THC experience with the sensation of enjoying your favorite tea.  Essentially, it is a hot or cold water-based beverage that is steeped and infused with various parts of the cannabis plant as well as other spices or ingredients of your preference.  One of the great benefits of cannabis tea is that it removes the harshness associated with smoking or vaping and replaces it with a more soothing experience wrapped up in a nice simple beverage.

The beauty of infusing cannabis into your tea is that it can provide a therapeutic soothing effect on both a physical and mental level.  With that being said, the consumption of cannabis tea is also seen as an effective alternative form of marijuana use as opposed to smoking wax or bud.  What’s great about it is that you can basically get the same effects as you would from smoking, without actually smoking or inhaling anything into your lungs. 

 Although this is a great addition to your cannabis arsenal, the only caveat is that oral consumption of weed tea may take up to 2 hours to “kick in.” This comes at no surprise, as the same rules apply when consuming any other type of marijuana edibles like gummies or brownies.  Suffice to say, weed tea stands out as one of the most innovative ways to consume your cannabis with an added touch of finesse and style.

How Do You Make Weed Tea?

Making weed tea is a quick and easy option that can be done in just a few minutes.  Weed tea could also prove to be an even more fun method of consumption if you like to get creative and are looking to experiment with different forms of edible cannabis. There are a few different ways to make weed tea and some of those include:

1. Infusing coconut oil, butter, or other oils with THC and then stirring it into the tea.

OR

2. Using ground-up decarboxylated weed in a tea steeper to infuse with the tea.

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How to Make Weed Tea with Infused Butter

This uses a ratio of 4 sticks of butter to every ounce of cannabis – if you’re using ½ an ounce use 2 sticks of butter or comparable oil. 

You’ll need

  • Butter or coconut oil
  • Ground cannabis
  • Cheesecloth or coffee filter
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Mixing Spoon
  • Saucepan or pot 
  • Storage container
  • Tea of your choice 
  • Baking sheet
  • Knife

Step 1: Decarboxylate your weed

Begin by preheating your oven to 116°C or 240°F. Grab your coarsely ground weed and spread evenly over the surface of a baking sheet.  Bake for 30 to 50 minutes or until lightly browned.

Baking your cannabis “activates” it, making the THC more accessible to our bodies to be consumed.

Step 2: Prepare your butter/coconut oil

Bringing 1 cup of water to a boil, add in your butter/coconut oil until its completely melted

Step 3: Add weed and simmer for 3 hours 

Add your decarboxylated weed to your mixture and turn down the heat until its just barely simmering. Regularly stir this mixture for 3 hours and ensure that your weed is not sticking to the bottom and burning. 

Step 4: Strain and Cool Mixture

As you cook down the mixture, the surface should appear glossy and visibly greener. Let cool before straining through a cheesecloth or coffee filter. 

Refrigerate your strained mixture until the remaining excess water has separated itself from the fat.

Step 5: Infuse your tea

Make sure your cannabutter is room temperature. Brew your hot tea beverage of choice and add in a teaspoon or more (depending on your tolerance) of cannabutter and stir to infuse. 

How to Make Weed Tea with Decarboxylated Weed 

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You’ll need

  • Coarsely ground weed
  • Butter or coconut oil
  • Water
  • Tea
  • Tea infuser or tea ball

Step 1: Boil your water 

Grab a pot instead of a kettle and begin heating up your water. You’ll need to boil your weed tea for longer than regular tea so it’s easier to use a pot instead of a kettle. 

Step 3: Incorporate your fats

THC needs a fat to bind to in order to be effective. Mix your butter/coconut oil with your cannabis and thoroughly mix. A teaspoon or 2 of butter will be more than enough. How much weed you decide to add is up to you!

Step 3: Steep your tea

Take your weed and fat mixture and prepare to steep it inside of a tea ball or tea bag in boiling water. You’ll want to steep for at least 30 minutes to activate your cannabis and actually get high off of it. At this stage, you can incorporate your own tea leaves, spices and other accoutrements.

Step 5: Enjoy!

Voila – you’ll have made weed tea! Feel free to add some more water to the kettle as some may have boiled off during the decarboxylation process.

Does Weed Tea Get You High?

Ingesting products containing THC (whether bought or DIY) will cause a high, but in comparison to eating weed brownies or other sweet treats, the effects of weed tea may not be as potent.  Of course, this depends on the actual amount of THC infused in the tea as well as your personal tolerance level. 

When it comes to consuming cannabis in the form of edibles, it’s important to understand that the high you experience will most likely lean on the stronger end of the spectrum compared to your typical high.  

With that being said, the high from edibles can be one of the best cannabis experiences if done with diligence and care.  The typical effects include enhancements to all sensory stimuli including sight, sound, taste, and touch.  But please take note of the potency and proper dosage of your edible cannabis product before consuming

Dosages and personal tolerances are different for each individual, so it is important that you remain diligent and careful when experimenting or trying something new for the first time. To determine how long it will take to feel high depends on how much oil you used in your tea or how much cannabis is steeped into the tea.

Final Thoughts on Weed Tea

With cannabis becoming a mainstream sensation, smoking can be a barrier to entry for most people.  With that being said, that is no reason to miss out on the fun.

So is cannabis and tea right for the everyday toker?

If you’re an enthusiast of tea, a cannabis lover or an adventurous individual with a few extra minutes in the day and curious about trying new methods of cannabis intake, then cannabis tea sounds like it could be a perfect match for you. Not only is this a unique method, but it is also discrete and best of all, it does not leave you feeling overwhelmed.

What Is Rosin?

Survey any toker and chances are they’ll know about budders, dabs and shatter but get stooped if you ask them what is rosin? How about you?

You’ll be forgiven for not knowing what this new, solventless cannabis concentrate entails which is why today, we’ll be diving deep into the ins-and-outs of what is rosin, why it’s so special and how you can learn how to make rosin at home!

What is Rosin Explained

As a member of the cannabis extracts family, rosin is an extremely potent and powerful cannabis product. What separates rosin from the other cannabis concentrates lies in its unique production process. 

Unlike other weed concentrates such as shatter, budder and wax, rosin is made without the use of solvents. To make conventional concentrates such as shatter, weed flower has to first be submerged in a solvent. The most commonly used ones are butane, carbon dioxide and ethyl.

Once submerged, the mixture is stirred until all the plant’s terpenes and cannabinoids are extracted. The solvents are then removed through a vacuum purging process and what you’re left with is beautiful, golden colored shatter. 

Rosin doesn’t need any solvents to be made – just heat and pressure. Weed flower is pressed between two heated plates under high pressure with the plant’s valuable contents being squished out, hence its “squish” nickname. 

Many cannabis enthusiasts are drawn to rosin for its solventless properties. It’s well known that the solvents used in the production of cannabis concentrates are volatile and dangerous chemicals that have often lead to explosions or fires in illegal labs. 

Additionally, the legality of cannabis concentrates leads to the possibility that illegal labs may have failed to completely purge the solvents, which can lead to serious medical problems when consumed, which rosin has none of.

Are you sold on the idea of “squish” now? While many rosin manufacturers utilize a rosin press, what if we told you that you could easily make it at home without running the risk of starting a fire with just a few household tools? 

Here’s how to make rosin at home! 

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How to Make Rosin: Supplies 

Unless you plan on stickying up your favorite hair straightener and mitts, we recommend purchasing equipment dedicated to rosin production only so you don’t ruin your appliances. 

Learning how to make rosin involves no solvents or chemistry knowledge. All you need are a few household appliances, some time and of course, a little patience. 

  • Hair straightener with wide ceramic plates
  • Parchment/waxed paper
  • Heat-Resistant gloves or oven mitts
  • Collection tool (wooden spoon or metal pick)
  • Cannabis flower

Making Squish 

To squish some rosin out of weed, you’re going to want to buy a straightener with a digital temperature display that can reliably get between 200-300°F or 93-150°C. 

Try to use a straightener with ceramic plates that are at least 2 inches wide to make the pressing process easier. 

When making rosin, it’s best to keep batches to 7 grams or less. Doing so will make it easier for you to control the quality and consistency of your yield. 

Work with a heat resistant surface that’s stable and clear of clutter. Prepare to make rosin by cutting large pieces of your parchment paper into squares larger than the width of the hair straightener. You’ll want a little bit of excess as the rosin will run down towards your table. 

Now that we’re prepared, here’s how you can get started! 

How To Make Rosin 

  1. Set the temperature of your hair straightener to between 200-300℉ or 93-150°C. 
  2. Fingers can get close to and even touch the hot plates, so be sure to use oven mitts.
  3. Hold the hair straightener over the table just like a stapler, this provides the best angle for pressing rosin.
  4. Place a clump of bud in the middle of your parchment paper,
  5. Once inside, position the paper between the plates, closer to the tip of the straightener
  6. Using your hands, press down firmly but not overly hard on the straightener.
  7. Press down until you feel resistance. Wait the 5-10 seconds until you feel some ‘give’ at which point you can release your grip. You should see rosin running down your paper.
  8. Remove the parchment paper and your hair straightener. At this point, you may want to fold the flattened bud in half and press again. 2 – 3 times for each batch of 7g cannabis is optimal.
  9. Once you’re satisfied with your rosin yield, remove your flower and parchment paper and use a collection tool such as a wooden or metal spoon to scrape the rosin off the paper. 

In just 9 easy steps, you’d have created a cannabis concentrate without any chemistry knowledge, dangerous solvents or any expensive equipment. Your freshly made rosin can be dabbed or included in joints/bong bowls as a little solventless addition. 

Is Rosin Better Than Shatter?

There really is no “best” concentrate so it really comes down to consumer preference. The solventless process of rosin does a great job at preserving the original cannabinoids, terpenes and flavour of the bud, but so does shatter. 

If you’re worried about solvents or just prefer a less chemically-involved product, then rosin will be your choice. Shatter, the high quality kind, will pose no health risks when consumed and is equally as potent and as tasty as rosin. Just be sure to have a reliable dispensary!

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What Is The Difference Between Rosin and Live Resin?

The word “live” doesn’t mean that it’s a “living” product, it just means that the weed used to make that cannabis product was flash-frozen and kept frozen throughout the manufacturing process. Live resin is a kind of cannabis concentrate that’s made much like shatter with frozen weed being the only difference. Live rosin, like regular rosin, is also the same, using only cryogenically frozen weed instead of dried and cured weed. 

When talking about resin, this could be referring to either the live resin cannabis concentrate we’ve talked about above OR the black, tar-like substance that collects in the bowls of pipes and bongs. 

You could smoke this if you’re dankrupt, but you run the risk of an extremely foul flavour and allowing harmful carcinogens and chemicals to enter into your lungs. We don’t recommend smoking resin. 

Final Thoughts on Rosin

If you have the time, resources and environment to safely and reliably create shatter, then learning how to make the amber colored concentrate might not be such a bad idea. However, if you just want something easy and equally as tasty and potent as shatter, give making rosin a try. 

Solventless and easy-to-make, rosin is a safe alternative to more chemically-involved cannabis concentrates and it won’t break the bank for you to learn how to make rosin at home. Give it a try the next time you have a little bit of extra weed. You won’t regret it!

Phoenix Tears: Alternative Cannabis Medicine

The advent of cannabis legalization saw many people self-medicating with cannabis to treat a variety of symptoms ranging from anxiety, chronic pain relief, epilepsy and to induce hunger in those who have lost it due to intense radiotherapy treatments but one form of cannabis medicine, phoenix tears, has yet to kick off in popularity.

The advent of cannabis legalization saw many people self-medicating with cannabis to treat a variety of symptoms ranging from anxiety, chronic pain relief, epilepsy and to induce hunger in those who have lost it due to intense radiotherapy treatments but one form of cannabis medicine, phoenix tears, has yet to kick off in popularity.

Also known as Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), this oil was the invention of a long-term cannabis enthusiast. RSO is a form of potent cannabis oil that is purported to treat a wide variety of symptoms ranging from high blood pressure to diabetes and even cancer. Phoenix tears Canada are widely available federally and is slowly but surely gaining traction around the world.

But what is RSO? What’s the phoenix tears high like and are there any phoenix tears reviews out there to speak to their efficacy?

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What is Rick Simpson Oil? 

In 2003, Rick Simpson shared his recipe and process for making his self-named cannabis concentrate. Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) also known as Phoenix Tears, and has gotten a lot of attention since then. RSO is a highly concentrated cannabis product, reported to help address inflammation, mental illness, chronic pain, and even cancer. 

Generally, RSO is made using potent indica strains, although any bud will work. Creating this concentrate requires a solvent to draw out the cannabinoids.

Nowadays, acetone or 99% isopropyl alcohol are commonly used. While Rick Simpson initially used naphtha as his solvent of choice, this chemical is also used as a paint thinner. It carries severe risks if not entirely removed from the concentrate before consumption.

Who is Rick Simpson?

Rick Simpson is a Canadian who was diagnosed with skin cancer in 2002. Looking for a cure for cancer on his forearm, Rick Simpson created RSO the following year. Rick Simpson became an outspoken medical cannabis advocate. He was a maverick who is rumored to have provided his RSO free to those who needed it.

Now is an excellent time to remember to be skeptical, however. There are many cancers out there, and we often generalize across them far more than we should. Research is looking at symptomatic relief for cancer sufferers right now. Over time research will find out just how useful cannabis can be for various cancers in humans.

Phoenix tears How to Use

Rick Simpson created this oil for use as a topical skin product. His process produced a thick consistency concentrate. Changes were made, and options expanded for the process over time. Thinning agents are used to allow for vaping and dabbing phoenix tears, often vegetable glycerin. All of the ways to make phoenix tears involve heat, which activates the compounds in the oil. This means the product is ready to go to produce the desired effects. You can add RSO to food and drinks for easy edibles.

Other options include swallowing capsules filled with RSO, which you can purchase or create yourself. Rapid absorption can occur if you hold the oil under your tongue for up to 15-minutes. All phoenix tears are incredibly potent, so don’t use that method until experienced.

Safe Dosing for Rick Simpson Oil

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Regardless of the way you enjoy your phoenix tears, it is good to remember how strong of a product it is. Start low and go slow applies well to this product.

Start with a small dose, and don’t have a second unless experienced. Dosing is highly personal and does depend on the exact product you have. Medical patients should follow guidance from medical professionals and the instructions that come with the medicine. Three doses spread throughout the day can provide consistent effects.

With RSO, a starting dose can be half as big as a grain of rice. Do not mess around with phoenix tears. Always follow recommendations from credible sources. Effects can take an hour or two, or even longer, so avoid follow-up doses. Recreational consumers should strictly exercise caution with highly concentrated cannabis products like this one.

What Phoenix Tears Can Do for You

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Many individuals with severe and life-threatening conditions have reported positive results from using RSO. Currently, there is no research that supports these stories. Research is coming with cannabis, and it will arrive quickly. Be skeptical of health claims you hear.

Rick Simpsons considers RSO to be the closest thing to a cure-all out there. Some of the conditions he claims benefit from RSO include diabetes, depression, insomnia, infections, high blood pressure, arthritis, inflammation, pain, and cancer. 

These claims do not have any conclusive evidence to support them. Risk Simpson also claims that RSO is not addictive, but cannabis can be addictive and can cause harm. The experience of short-term memory loss is one example, but there are many more.

Concluding Thoughts on Phoenix Tears

Your local dispensary would be the place to look for Phoenix tears if you want to purchase some. They can also be a great place to get useful information about the product and how to use it. Hopefully, you live in a state with medical or recreational access, and if not, be cautious around unregulated products.

Consult a physician before making any decisions. This applies to all cannabis products, but especially those that are highly concentrated and require potentially dangerous compounds to create. Discuss cannabis use with your doctor, some medications do interact with cannabis, and this impacts how you should be treated.