Siskiyou Sungrown has been a ubiquitous presence in Oregon dispensaries since its founding in 2014. Its shelves held some of the first inky black syringes filled with Rick Simpson Oil (RSO), a high-potency edible concentrate. This display invited customers, whose familiarity with cannabis was limited to flower or conventional edibles, to learn more about RSO or full extract cannabis oil (FECO). 

My first interaction with RSO, FECO, and Siskiyou Sungrown was not in a dispensary, but online. My chronically ill mother and I researched the recipes and success stories behind RSO and its medicinal potential. For the uninitiated, Rick Simpson Oil — aka Phoenix Tears — is a whole-plant, cannabis extract that traditionally uses naphtha/isopropyl alcohol as the primary solvent….

To continue reading, visit the original article at