TODAY’S GUEST: Rick Simpson is a retired power engineer who worked for 25 years in the medical system in Canada. After suffering a severe head injury in 1997 he took all the medications that the doctors prescribed, but their side effects did nothing but harm. So in desperation he turned to the use of cannabis extracts, which he produced himself and quickly found that he had discovered the greatest natural medicine on earth. After learning the truth about the amazing healing abilities of these extracts, he then went to everyone in authority to have its use recognized once more, but found that in reality those who control our lives, wanted to keep the truth hidden from public view. Having nowhere else to turn, he then made this knowledge public and since that time countless individuals worldwide have used his information to cure or control illnesses for which our current medical systems have no solution.
Rick Simpson was giving the oil away for free, since he was growing plants in his own backyard, while he was still in Canada, until 2009, when the Royal Canadian Mounted Police did the final raid at his home. Rick was always talking about THC oil, and not CBD oil. The oil that he was giving away for free had a very high percentage of THC and it also contained low levels of CBD and other cannabinoids. Today these extracts are usually called RSO or Rick Simpson Oil and it was the previous leader of the hemp movement Jack Herer himself who coined this phrase. Since 2013 Rick no longer lives in Canada.
"I want people to know how to heal themselves." - Rick Simpson
NOTE: Rick Simpson is NOT connected with any company that is producing hemp oil.
Connect With Today’s guest: RICK SIMPSON
IN THIS EPISODE ABOUT THE MEDICAL USES OF CANNABIS:
Today’s conversation is one that I’m especially happy to bring to you because it has to do with the real ways that people who are currently suffering from terrible diseases like cancer can take control of their own health, remediating the pain and even curing their illness through the use of a controversial but proven treatment - medical cannabis.
As you can see from Rick Simpson’s bio above, he’s one of the people on the front lines - not only of the use of cannabis as a legitimate medical treatment but also in leading the charge to repeal the ridiculous laws worldwide that keep people from being their own best physician.
This conversation about the medical uses of cannabis ranges widely - from how Rick Simpson began his own experimentation with distilling essential oils from the cannabis plant, to the legal threats he’s experienced as a result, to many of the details about what the cannabis plant actually does in the body and how it gives relief not only to pain in the actual healing of many diseases people are suffering from all over the world.
I want to encourage you to open your mind… to think about cannabis differently. Neither my guest, Rick Simpson, nor I are encouraging anyone to spend their lives high from smoking marijuana. What we’re imploring people to consider is that this plant, though controversial because of its use as a drug in some contexts, is also endowed with the ability to be a truly helpful medicine for many who suffer needlessly.
What can we do to make the way easier for those who suffer to manage their own pain and set their lives on a better pathway toward health? Rick Simpson is a man who is willing to ask those difficult questions and lead the charge toward legalization of cannabis for medical uses and to educate people how they can use the plant for its medicinal properties in safe and effective ways. You will get so much from listening to this conversation so I encourage you to do it - and to do so with an open mind
Outline Of This Great Episode
[2:00] My introduction to this episode and why you’ll need to open your mind for this episode.
[8:40] My welcome of Rick to the show and the mission Rick is pursuing worldwide.
[10:06] Why natural medications like cannabis are a better alternative to modern medicine.
[11:00] How Rick got into distilling and using cannabis for his own ailments.
[19:00] The reasons Rick left Canada and began to travel the world speaking.
[22:47] An incredible story of healing using the essential oils Rick produces.
[25:00] How the medical establishment regularly violates its own code of ethics.
[27:42] The possibility of the same benefits of medical cannabis from other sources.
[28:55] The importance of high THC plants.
[31:00] The right every person has to grow cannabis.
[33:39] What about juicing cannabis?
[35:30] Medicinal uses of cannabis for people without dramatic diseases.
[37:51] The availability of seed even though it’s hard to find uniform quality.
[38:33] Rick’s favorite few strains of cannabis seeds.
[43:02] Do you get high from using medical cannabis oils?
[44:20] The use of cannabis oils while remaining in your work environment.
[46:47] The opiate addiction in the modern world and how cannabis can help.