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How to Use an RSO Syringe

Advanced Cannabis

How to Use an RSO Syringe

Rick Simpson Oil (RSO) has become a distinguished player in the cannabis market for its potent therapeutic benefits, particularly noted for its high THC concentration derived from cannabis (marijuana) strains. Unlike other cannabis products, RSO has a unique molasses-like consistency and is packaged in syringes for easy, accurate dosing—not for injection. For further insight into RSO and its benefits, find out more about RSO in our detailed blog here.

Understanding RSO Syringes

An RSO syringe is a precise tool that aids in dispensing this thick, concentrated cannabis oil. It ensures you administer the correct amount whether you’re using it topically, ingesting it directly, or mixing it into food.

How to Use an RSO Syringe

  1. Direct Ingestion: Place the syringe under your tongue and gently press to release a small amount of oil. Hold the oil there for 30-90 seconds before swallowing to allow for absorption. Always start small, with a drop the size of a grain of rice, and increase your dose as needed. RSO is very potent. Never take a full syringe dosage.
  2. Topical Application: Squeeze a small amount onto your fingertip or directly onto the desired area. RSO can be used to target localized pain or skin conditions without systemic psychoactive effects.
  3. Incorporating into Food: Mix RSO into foods after cooking to avoid degrading the cannabinoids with high heat. Foods with strong flavors like chocolate or peanut butter can mask the robust taste of RSO.

Tip: If the syringe becomes difficult to press, gently warm it in a cup of warm water to loosen the oil, making it easier to dispense. Try mixing it with warm drinks. This keeps the syringe soluble, so it doesn’t get sticky and stuck to your teeth.

Exploring Different RSO Products

RSO varies mainly by the type of cannabis plant used for extraction—Indica, Sativa, Hybrid, and Hemp-derived versions are available:

  • Indica-based RSO is preferred for its relaxing effects, ideal for evening use.
  • Sativa-based RSO may be better for daytime use due to its energizing effects.
  • Hybrid-based RSO offers a balanced effect, suitable for a broader range of uses.
  • Hemp-derived RSO contains high levels of CBD and minimal THC, offering benefits without psychoactive effects, and is legal in more areas.

For a deeper dive into the differences between RSO and other cannabis products like distillate, check out our comprehensive blog here on the differences between RSO and Distillate.


Using an RSO syringe effectively requires understanding both the product and the method of administration. Whether you’re applying it directly, ingesting it, or mixing it into your meals, RSO offers a potent alternative for those seeking the profound benefits of cannabinoids. Always start with small amounts to gauge your tolerance and consult with healthcare providers when considering it for specific health conditions. As with any cannabis product, personal experiences may vary, and it’s essential to approach usage with mindfulness and caution.