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Get More Out of Your RSO

Get More Out of Your RSO

Have you heard the news? We’re so thrilled to add a full line of RSO Syringes to the Northeast Alternatives concentrates menu. Available in Indica, Sativa, and Hybrid formulas, these versatile oil concentrates are a new staple on our menu, and you’re probably wondering how to get the most out of RSO products. Keep reading for some more background on Rick Simpson, and to check out some ways to use RSO.

If you are using RSO or any cannabis products to treat a medical condition, we always recommend first consulting your doctor. 

New to RSO? Check out our last blog post to see if RSO is right for you.

Who is Rick Simpson?

RSO is named after its founder, Rick Simpson. A medical cannabis patient, Rick used cannabis to treat dizziness and tinnitus after suffering a head injury. In 2003, he was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma, a kind of skin cancer. 

Inspired by a study in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute about THC killing cancer cells in mice, Rick went on to try and treat his own skin cancer with a special oil of his own invention. He claims that he created his own extract and covered his cancerous moles with the oil and a bandage. After four days, he claims, the growths were gone. 


RSO is most commonly ingested, applied topically, or taken sublingually (under your tongue). RSO has a thick, viscous consistency, and at Northeast Alternatives, we sell our RSO in a needleless syringe by the gram. 

To get RSO to a workable consistency, we recommend gently heating the syringe to get the oil moving. Sometimes, you can do this by rolling the syringe in your hands. If that method doesn’t heat the oil enough, you can also place the syringe in a sealed plastic bag, and submerge the bag in warm water for a few minutes. 

Keep in mind that RSO is an incredibly potent concentrate. After warming the oil, we recommend first putting the product on an intermediary device, like a spoon, to avoid ingesting more than your desired dose.  

How can you use RSO?


Many users mix RSO into food or beverages. Some popular choices include coffee, baked goods, savory meals, or even water. Users report that ingesting RSO produces similar results to eating edibles. 


RSO is sometimes used as a topical oil to treat certain skin conditions. We recommend mixing the RSO with coconut or olive oil to make the mixture easier to spread. After application, wrap the afflicted area in a bandage.


If you don’t mind the taste, some users looking for an alternative to ingestion will place a few drops beneath their tongue. Keep in mind that RSO is incredibly potent. It’s important to use a spoon or some other intermediary device first instead of dropping the oil directly from the syringe under your tongue. 

Questions? Just ask! 

Our budtenders and staff are here to answer your questions and get you the best product for the best price. If you have questions about our new pricing, drop us an email at, chat with us on our website, or call us at (508)-567-6761. 

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