Honey Oil

To make Rick Simpson’s hash oil, start with one ounce of
dried herb. One ounce will typically produce 3-4 grams of
oil, although the amount of oil produced per ounce will vary
strain to strain. A pound of dried material will yield about
two ounces of high quality oil.

IMPORTANT: These instructions are directly summarized from
Rick Simpson’s website. Be VERY careful when boiling solvent
off [solvent-free option], the flames are extremely
flammable. AVOID smoking, sparks, stove-tops and red hot
heating elements. Set up a fan to blow fumes away from the
pot, and set up in a well-ventilated area for whole process.

1. Place the completely dry material in a plastic bucket.

2. Dampen the material with the solvent you are using. Many
solvents can be used [solvent-free option]. You can use pure
naphtha, ether, butane, 99% isopropyl alcohol, or even water.
Two gallons of solvent is required to extract the THC from
one pound, and 500 ml is enough for an ounce.

3. Crush the plant material using a stick of clean, untreated
wood or any other similar device. Although the material will
be damp, it will still be relatively easy to crush up because
it is so dry.

4. Continue to crush the material with the stick, while
adding solvent until the plant material is completely covered
and soaked. Remain stirring the mixture for about three
minutes. As you do this, the THC is dissolved off the
material into the solvent.

5. Pour the solvent oil mixture off the plant material into
another bucket. At this point you have stripped the material
of about 80% of its THC.

6. Second wash: again add solvent to the mixture and work for
another three minutes to extract the remaining THC.

7. Pour this solvent oil mix into the bucket containing the
first mix that was previously poured out.

8. Discard the twice washed plant material.

9. Pour the solvent oil mixture through a coffee filter into
a clean container.

10. Boil the solvent off: a rice cooker will boil the solvent
off nicely, and will hold over a half gallon of solvent
mixture. CAUTION: avoid stove-tops, red hot elements, sparks,
cigarettes and open flames as the fumes are extremely
flammable.

11. Add solvent to rice cooker until it is about ¾ full and
turn on HIGH heat. Make sure you are in a well-ventilated
area and set up a fan to carry the solvent fumes away.
Continue to add mixture to cooker as solvent evaporates until
you have added it all to the cooker.

12. As the level in the rice cooker decreases for the last
time, add a few drops of water (about 10 drops of water for a
pound of dry material). This will help to release the solvent
residue, and protect the oil from too much heat.

13. When there is about one inch of solvent-water mixture in
the rice cooker, put on your oven mitts and pick the unit up
and swirl the contents until the solvent has finished boiling
off.

14. When the solvent has been boiled off, turn the cooker to
LOW heat. At no point should the oil ever reach over 290˚ F
or 140˚ C.

15. Keep your oven mitts on and remove the pot containing the
oil from the rice cooker. Gently pour the oil into a
stainless steel container

16. Place the stainless steel container in a dehydrator, or
put it on a gentle heating device such as a coffee warmer. It
may take a few hours but the water and volatile terpenes will
be evaporated from the oil. When there is no longer any
surface activity on the oil, it is ready for use.

17. Suck the oil up in a plastic syringe, or in any other
container you see fit. A syringe will make the oil easy to
dispense. When the oil cools completely it will have the
consistency of thick grease.