It is possible.
Will you then transition into injecting heroin in your arm?
It is possible.
Is what it is possible likely?
Make up your own mind.
We have a page about cannabis helping people to get off heavy street drugs (which includes prescription Oxycontin).
Take enough coffee – and you will DIE.
Cannabis oil is slightly more addictive than coffee.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN fame: "There has never been a documented death by cannabis overdose" (paraphrased).
I have been drinking coffee for 45 years. If I can’t get it for a morning or two – nothing bad happens.
Others (like my wife Julie) get terrible withdrawal headaches.
The withdrawal from cannabis is some anxiousness about not using it. We’re not trying to make light of that. There are plenty of loadies in rehab who are struggling to get off cannabis.
Both coffee and cannabis have an addiction number around 9. 9% of those who become regular users become addicted.
But what is “addicted?”
Julie (who’d never ever used cannabis until she was 60) did the entire Rick Simpson Protocol of consuming 60 grams of RSO in 90 days. After that, she continued (per Rick Simpson) to ingest a drop near bed time as a maintenance serving to keep her health problems away.
After completing the protocol she has never been tempted to slam down a full gram in a day again . . . but she has also never quit. She likes the deep sleep, increased day time energy, better skin, and many more benefits that cannabis offers (including painlessly loosing 18 pounds of weight).
The official definition of addiction is continuing to consume a substance that is harmful to you. Rick Simpson Oil is good for you.
AND coffee is good for you.
Too much coffee can give you problems. Too much of almost anything can give you problems. If you drink more than 1.5 gallons of water in 3 hours you may get a side effect commonly known as death – and it happens to about 8 people a year in the USA.
Does that mean that the 18 year old holding up a lamp post – who is addicted to dabbing cannabis oil (wax, shatter, hash, honey oil – whatever) is improving his health?
Oddly – he probably is at least not going to be dying from a host of diseases and conditions that he might otherwise be afflicted with.
That doesn’t mean we (or anyone) condones being totally stoned 24/7 for a life time. And obviously, doing so has big negative consequences – like not being able to hold a job and accidents that can happen to a loadie that probably would not happen to someone not heavily addicted to cannabis.
Cannabis is by far the most used drug in the USA today. 16% of those being treated for addiction are being treated for addiction to cannabis. Over half of younger people have at least tried cannabis.
Compare that with heroin: Only 2% of the young have tried heroin – but 14% of those being treated for addiction are being treated for heroin addiction.
Is alcohol addiction an indicator for if you’ll become addicted to cannabis?
First – if you are addicted to alcohol – many people find they are able to break that addiction with cannabis. AND people actually die from severe alcohol addiction. My grandfather (in economic desperation) sold some oil wells that didn’t exist during the Great Depression.
When the authorities caught up with him, they said “his brain was pickled from alcohol” – and he rotted in an institution for the criminally insane until he died (sober) years later.
His effects included stacks of papers about the geometry of baseball – and didn’t make any sense.
Before the depression he had been a developer (tract homes) and an author – you can find one of his books on amazon.com today – it is a collectors item.
Alcohol destroyed his life in a way that I don’t think cannabis would have.
So – you go through the full Rick Simpson Protocol and then sleep on a drop of RSO for the rest of your life (without becoming a loadie) – is that addiction?
Frankly, addiction can be a good thing.
My Mother was a nut about hand washing. If we touched the dog we had to wash our hands. This was because she was a chronic asthmatic – to the point it eventually killed her. She didn’t want to be around us if we’d been petting a dog and hadn’t washed our hands.
Today, I am still addicted to washing my hands. Is that a bad thing?
I know this – after 1.5 years of sleeping on a drop of Rick Simpson Oil every night:
The few nights I did not take a drop were not a problem. I also got rid of several health challenges I will never miss.
We are of the opinion that it is logical to think of sleeping on a drop of cannabis oil as a health supplement – a “good” habit.
If you have questions about Rick Simpson Oil – please feel free to contact us.