What is RSO? What You Need to Know

Medical Marijuana RSO in Texas
What is RSO? What You Need to Know

Texas Original recently introduced the first medical marijuana RSO product in Texas. Made with full spectrum cannabis extract, Texas Original's new RSO Tincture offers a natural, whole-plant treatment option made with just two simple ingredients. But what is RSO and what are its common uses? Read on below to learn more about medical marijuana RSO in Texas. 

What is RSO?

RSO is short for Rick Simpson Oil. Rick Simpson is a Canadian engineer and cannabis advocate who created a full-spectrum (also known as a whole-plant extract) cannabis oil after a work accident caused a variety of health issues. Whole-plant extract refers to all the cannabinoids of the plant, including THC, CBD, flavonoids, terpenes, proteins and other potentially beneficial compounds. 

What's the Difference Between RSO and Distillate?

Distillate is a refined and purified extract containing only the intended cannabinoids, such as THC or CBD. Distillate is found in many medical marijuana products, including Texas Original's gummies and tinctures. RSO is a full-spectrum oil containing all the compounds of the cannabis plant including cannabinoids, flavonoids, terpenes and other compounds. 

What are the Benefits of RSO? 

The potentially therapeutic effects of RSO have helped patients manage conditions such as multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, chronic pain and the side effects caused by cancer treatments. The full-spectrum nature of RSO means that users may benefit from the Entourage Effect, where the combined action of cannabinoids, terpenes and other compounds may amplify the therapeutic benefits of the medicine.  

In 2016, a team of scientists from the United States and Egypt combined their efforts to review all the existing research and studies on cannabinoids and cancer. They concluded that cannabinoids may offer relief to many patients. 

RSO may help to alleviate many symptoms, such as:

  • Chronic Pain
  • Nausea
  • Insomnia
  • Appetite Suppression 
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Texas Original's RSO is extracted from our Blue Dream strain grown locally in Texas. Blue Dream is a sativa-dominant hybrid strain.

What Does RSO Taste Like?

RSO has an earthy, woody and grassy flavor with slight bitterness. 

What RSO Products are Available in Texas? 

Texas Original’s RSO Tincture is the first RSO product in the Texas medical market, offering patients a full spectrum product with 10 mg of THC per milliliter. Click below to learn more.  

Texas Original's RSO Belgian Dark Chocolate Bites are made with premium ingredients and full-spectrum cannabis extract from Blue Dream, a THC-dominant, sativa hybrid strain grown at our facility in South Austin.  Click below to learn more.