History of CBD & RSO Concentrates
In recent years, cannabidiol (CBD) has become one of the most popular natural wellness remedies on the market. Contrary to “a fad,” cannabis-derived medicinals have been used for millennia to aid with the treatment of a variety of ailments. Modern use of CBD is made possible by a highly potent, hemp-derived extract known as concentrate. Through an extraction process, concentrates are used to produce CBD oil tinctures, hash oil, edibles, and ultra-potent Rick Simpson Oil (RSO).
While there’s evidence of cannabis concentrate being produced as early as the 1970s, it was an extra strength, viscous oil formulated by Rick Simpson in 2003 that is considered to have changed the game. Created to treat his skin cancer, Rick Simpson developed his namesake oil to contain high levels of cannabinoids—such as THC and CBD. Nearly two decades later, the popularity of CBD concentrate has soared.
What are CBD & RSO concentrates and what forms do they come in?
CBD concentrate is a potent formula that contains elevated levels of cannabidiol (CBD). These concentrated levels of the active ingredient account for its prevalence in nearly all CBD products. In addition to RSO, CBD concentrates can also be found in a variety of forms including: isolate, wax, shatter, resin, kief, and hash oil.
Isolate VS. RSO
While they’re both hemp extracts, there’s a key difference between CBD isolate and RSO concentrate. Isolate is cannabidiol in its purest form. Processed as a crystalline powder, CBD isolate is absent of all other substances found in the hemp plant. However, Rick Simpson Oil is a full spectrum, whole plant extract—meaning it contains all the various chemical compounds, such as cannabinoids and terpenes, of the hemp plant material.