Safely and Effectively Dosing RSO

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Question: How much RSO should I take?

Answer: Dosage is dependant on each individual person and their needs at the time.  There are many variables that will affect your experience.

First, all people have a naturally occuring cannabinoid system within our bodies called our Endogenous Cannabinoid System (ECS). The needs of each person’s ECS will be different. Some people may have an Endocannabinoid deficiency and regular use of cannabis will alleviate certain symptoms. Other people may have an excess of endogenous cannabinoids, therefore, supplementing with cannabis may not elicit symptom relief.

Second, tolerance is an issue to consider. If you are not already a cannabis user, you will want to start with the absolute lowest suggested dose. Then as your body becomes adjusted to the cannabinoid intake you can increase your dose.

Third, what set of symptoms or condition are you treating with RSO? From recreational use to cancer management. Each person’s needs will vary. We always suggest that everyone begin with a lower dose, perhaps even lower than you might think appropriate, and work your way up to find the desired effect.  

Anecdotal suggestions for beginner’s dose of RSO:

Never Used Cannabis – Occasional Cannabis User: ⅓ of a grain of rice

Mild to Moderate Cannabis User: ½ of a grain of rice

Heavy Cannabis User: ½ – 1 grain of rice

Question: How frequently should I take RSO?

Answer: Frequency of RSO dosage is subjective and depends on your individual needs.
Below are some ways in which patients have used RSO:

Sleep: Take once daily, 1 hour before desired time for sleep.

Cancer: Can be used in small – moderate doses for maintenance or symptom management. Additionally, Rick Simpson’s suggested protocol of slowly increasing daily dosages up to 1 gram daily for 90 days to actually treat the cancer itself. Here is a link to Rick Simpson’s information on Dosage:

Chronic Pain: 1-4 times daily – dose and frequency depends on each person’s unique set of variables.

By Margaret Amala
The content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.