juicing cannabis

Cannabis can be added to your juicer along with your favourite fruits and vegetables.

For those unfamiliar with the juicing phenomenon, the process of making cannabis juice is surprisingly simple. All you need is a blender/juicer and some raw material.

Are there advantages to juicing raw cannabis?

1. Avoid the Psychoactive Effects

Heat is required to convert the THCA in raw cannabis into THC, its psychoactive form, juicing provides a way of obtaining many of the benefits of cannabis without getting the “high.”

2. Ingest Higher Doses

Along the same line, not getting high makes it easier to take higher doses of cannabis and, therefore, more of its medical components, also known as cannabinoids.

One doctor who recommends juicing is Dr William Courtney, founder of the Cannabis International Foundation. According to Dr Courtney, THC can be taken in doses of hundreds of milligrammes when in its acid form. However, once heated, the tolerable dose drops to 10 mg a day.

Cannabis juice also contains CBDA, the acid form of CBD (Cannabidiol).

3. Versatility

Cannabis juice can be mixed with a variety of other healthy ingredients to create delicious drinks perfect for any time of the day.

It’s also easier to drink cannabis juice while at work, in the car and in other places where smoking or vaporising might be inconvenient.

4. Avoid Smoking

Just as vaporising allows you to avoid any harmful effects of smoking cannabis, juicing is another accepted way to reap the benefits.

Recent studies confirm cannabis smoke does not have any links to lung cancer. It does have the potential however to irritate airways leading to mild respiratory symptoms like chronic bronchitis. Juicing is determined to be a better option which may even help you breathe a bit easier.

5. Prevent Disease

Incorporating cannabis into your diet can be an excellent way to maintain health and prevent disease.

Cannabinoids have been shown to possess antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, making them a powerful dietary supplement.

As Hippocrates, one of the most famous physicians in history once said: “Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.”