The marijuana plant’s leaves and buds are actually loaded with antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer compounds. These compounds are known as cannabidiols (CBD) and they make marijuana, cannabis, or whatever you want to call it, a superfood.
Cannabis juice can be mixed with a variety of other healthy ingredients to create delicious drinks perfect for any time of the day.
Cannabis has even shown to reduce the growth of cancer cells in certain people. Children with epilepsy, people with chronic pain, depression, inflammation, bacterial infections and more are helped immensely from this plant.
11 Health Benefits To Juicing Marijuana
Dr. Courtney and others are working hard to legalize the drug and work it into mainstream diets. They’ve found that using cannabis as a food (instead of a smokeable) it can help prevent, diminish, and fix:
– Free radicals
– Autoimmune Disorders
– Cellular Dysfunction
– Chronic Inflammation
– Cancer Cells
What may surprise you is the fact that raw cannabis, especially when fresh, actually contains very little THC and CBD but a much higher amount of these acids.
Cannabis plants actually produce cannabinoids in their acidic forms only, which are then converted to THC and CBD after being heated or aged. Decarboxylation is the chemical reaction responsible for this conversion.
Raw marijuana juice preparation and conservation tips
-When it comes to juicing, as with any vegetable, the fresher the better.
-Cannabis that has been dried and prepared for smoking is not suitable for juicing.
-Dr. Courtney recommends that patients juice 15 leaves, and 2 large (2 to 4 inches long) raw buds per day.
-Raw buds are flowers harvested when the THC glands are clear rather than amber.
-It is recommended that you mix in another vegetable juice to cut the bitterness of the raw cannabis.
-A popular choice is carrot juice, and a ratio of 1 part cannabis juice to 10 parts carrot juice is a good rule of thumb.
-Split the drink into 3 parts and drink with each meal, or store for up to 3 days in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerator.