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Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)

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Rick Simpson Oil (RSO)

What is Rick Simpson Oil?

Rick Simpson oil is an extract of marijuana that contains high levels of THC and CBD. THC, (Tetra hydro cannabinol ) and CBD (Cannabidiol) are the active chemical ingredients of marijuana. The extraction process of Rick Simpson oil was initially pioneered by Rick Simpson in 2002. 

He claims that using this oil on his skin helped him get rid of his skin cancer.

Is Rick Simpson Oil Legal?

Rick Simpson oil has been legal in the state of Florida since 2014.  It continues to be ILLEGAl according to Federal Law. Those patients with an approved medical condition need to be certified by physicians. ( For a list of approved conditions, click here:    https://lifewellmd.com/medical-marijuana-card-florida/ ) They are issued a state card much like a driver’s license. This allows patients to purchase Rick Simpson oil or any other form of Medical Cannabis at state-approved dispensaries.

Does Rick Simpson Oil help cancer patients?

Medical Cannabis can improve the quality of life of cancer patients. It helps them cope with pain, anxiety and the side effects of cancer treatment.  The claim of Medical Cannabis actually destroying cancer cells has been controversial.

The Society of Cannabis Clinicians is an advocacy group for the medical use of Cannabis. Please watch this video and draw your own conclusions:

Cannabis and Cancer.   Dr. Joe D. Goldstrich, MD, FACC  -October 2016                     https://www.cannabisclinicians.org/resources/video-library/

Prof. Donald Abrams, MD, an Oncologist at the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine is a pioneer in the use of Medical Cannabis in cancer patients. Watch his interview here:

The Society of Integrative Oncology is led by some of the top cancer hospitals in the world. Review this article on their website for important information that can help you:       https://integrativeonc.org/news/research-blog/277-does-cannabis-cure-cancer?highlight=WyJjYW5uYWJpcyJd   

The bottom line is that there is a chance that Medical Cannabis may actually help kill cancer cells.

As an Oncologist, I am a strong advocate for more widespread use of Medical Cannabis.  There are only a handful of us in Florida who are passionate about helping our cancer patients. We can and should do better.

Call Dr. Kumar at 561-220-8635 to schedule a consultation to discuss medical cannabis.  

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https://lifewellmd.com/providers/dr-ramesh-kumar/

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