My lifestyle has always been somewhat alternative. From my music preferences and fashion sense, to my relationships and spirituality. So it’s no wonder that my approach to wellness would also incorporate alternative medicine techniques. A long time friend and close consort, Alicia Rogan-Hanson, also known as the Chronic Fairy, shares many of my same interests and values. We’ve always managed to rediscover each other over the years and she’s been nothing short of a beacon of warmth and light in my life. When we reconnected last winter online, she mentioned that she had gotten into massage work and shortly after I saw her at a High Times Cannabis Cup in Los Angeles, where she was working with one of the vendors as a cannabis massage therapist. I tend to get a bit anxious at events these days, and as the incredibly intuitive healer that she is, she noticed and told me to hop up on her table so she could help me relax a little. Even though I was a very experienced cannabis user, I had not yet experienced a cannabis massage, so I happily obliged and decided to give it a go. Needless to say, I was soon feeling an entirely new body high! I wouldn’t call it psychoactive, but more so a feeling of physical alignment and a heightened sense of inner peace.
During her last visit, Alicia blessed me with a very special full spectrum RSO. For those who don’t know, RSO stands for Rick Simpson Oil. Rick Simpson was a cancer patient who healed himself by developing an extraction process where cannabis is washed with isopropyl alcohol, strained and then evaporated, leaving behind a potent oil. Alicia has expanded on this extraction process by making sure every step is medicinal.
She substitutes Everclear for the isopropyl alcohol, then strains and evaporates the Everclear to keep intact the whole plant compound instead of just the cannabinoids (like Rick Simpson’s oil). Next, she marries MCT, in this case coconut oil, with the whole plant cannabis oil using only medical grade glass, ceramic and steel in her cookware and packaging. The RSO I received from her is made from organically-grown Bubba Kush and is THC-dominant as far as cannabinoids as concerned, but she explained to me that RSO is an extraction process and that any RSO’s cannabinoid contents depends on the strain used in the method. RSO is only one of many cannabis products Alicia sells in her all organic (non-GMO) line called Eon Therapy.
I recently quit smoking cannabis after 15 years of daily use, and I have felt various repercussions in my body by completely discontinuing THC consumption so abruptly. After a short consult with Alicia, we decided to start me on a couple drops of the THC heavy RSO every night before bed. I have definitely noticed improvement in my sleep quality and also in productivity in my morning routine. I absolutely love the synergy between THC and my body and although I have decided to back off smoking, I definitely don’t want to stop consuming THC. Full-spectrum RSO is a powerful tool for anyone who can’t inhale, but is looking for a naturally powerful pain reliever or an alternative medicine for healing. If you have questions about cannabis massage and if you are interested in cannabis therapy, please reach out to Alicia through her Instagram for more info.