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FECO and RSO: What Missouri Marijuana Card Holders Need to Know
Missouri Marijuana Card answers all your questions about FECO and RSO
Missouri medical marijuana patients have been broadening their cannabis horizons over the last year, and those who qualify for a marijuana card are certain to see even more variety hitting dispensary shelves for Summer 2021.
With all the exciting products available now, lots of people are asking FECO and RSO. In this blog post, we are going to dive right in and answer your questions about these highly concentrated extracts.
What’s the Difference Between FECO and RSO?
FECO (full extract cannabis oil) and RSO (Rick Simpson oil) are very similar products. They are both robust extracts made from raw cannabis, which results in more nutrients being preserved in their original form. Raw cannabis contains THC-A, which is known for offering therapeutic benefits without the strong intoxicating properties of delta-9 THC.
When FECO and RSO are finished, they are thick, dark, sticky, pungent and often very high in both kinds of THC.
The main difference between FECO and RSO is the solution used for extraction. RSO is made by soaking plant material in 99 percent isopropyl alcohol, which is not safe for human consumption. It is very important, then, that all traces of the solvent used are removed before the product is made available for sale.
FECO is made with grain alcohol (like Everclear), which is safer to ingest. Fresh, decarboxylated buds get soaked in the alcohol, which strips them of their medicinal materials. Then, the solution gets strained and the alcohol evaporates either through gentle heating or standing at room temperature for an extended period of time. What’s left is the dark brown sticky goodness of a potent cannabis extract.
What are FECO and RSO Good For?
FECO and RSO are both generally used for more severe conditions that are unresponsive to lower doses of THC. They are heavily concentrated, and should be used with care.
Most people use these products to treat symptoms related to cancer, severe intractable pain, and wasting diseases. People who have extreme and persistent symptoms from PTSD and anxiety disorders may also find greater relief from FECO or RSO.
How to Use FECO and RSO
Both FECO and RSO generally have a very high concentration of THC. On his website, Rick Simpson himself claims that when made with high-quality products, RSO contains around 90 percent THC.
This means that you only need a very small amount to get results. One dose may contain as much as 50mg of THC. Most practitioners recommend a dose about the size of a grain of rice.
These extracts can be taken sublingually, but this is not a popular method because they are pungent in odor and flavor. You can also mix your dose into your favorite recipes, including smoothies, salad dressing, and of course brownies!
Another popular way to use FECO and RSO is to mix them into your favorite lotion. Use it for targeted, fast-acting pain relief.
You should never vape or smoke FECO or RSO unless the product has specifically been made for that purpose. Fortunately, Virginia dispensaries are offering FECO vape cartridges for those who prefer this method for getting their daily dose.
Can You Get FECO or RSO at a Missouri Dispensary?
Though the variety of products at MO dispensaries is constantly expanding, we were not able to find any dispensaries that carry FECO or RSO as of May 2021. However, you can safely and easily make FECO at home if you are going the route of growing your own medical marijuana plants.
Check out these instructions for how to make FECO at home. Just be aware that alcohol fumes are extremely flammable when exposed to heat. This being the case, we highly recommend using the method of allowing the alcohol to evaporate over time instead of applying heat.
Get a Medical Marijuana Card to Enjoy the Therapeutic Benefits of Cannabis
When you have a Missouri Marijuana Card, all the options are open to you! You can take advantage of the ever-expanding variety of products available at dispensaries across MO, or you can add a cultivation permit to start growing your own medicine and making your own extracts!
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