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Why Juicing Marijuana is the Next Big Thing

Thursday August 20, 2015

M any dieters and health enthusiasts juice their vegetables and for good reason. Juicing produces a nutrient-rich beverage that is both easy to consume and easy to digest. And because it’s easy to make-and-take, it’s perfect for even the busiest schedule.

Cannabis, one of the world’s most beneficial vegetables, can and should be juiced too. According to Dr. William Courtney, juicing cannabis is the healthiest, most beneficial way to consume this amazing plant. He claims that many of the same illnesses that are treated with cannabis can actually be prevented through the regular consumption of raw cannabis juice and has treated over 7,000 patients using this method.

Benefits of Juicing Cannabis

Aside from the fact that cannabis is a vegetable with many of the same nutrients as other leafy greens (like fiber, iron and calcium), it is jam-packed with beneficial cannabinoids that are unique to the cannabis plant. In other words, juiced cannabis is a nutritionally-dense, very potent medicine.

The high concentration of cannabinoids in juiced cannabis coupled with the perfect balance of fatty acids could help improve cell function and reduce damage caused by free radicals. Additional benefits of raw, juiced cannabis include reduced inflammation and the facilitation of two-way cellular communication. Many cannabinoids also have anti-tumor properties which are readily available through the consumption of raw marijuana.

Like other vegetables, however, cannabis loses a great deal of its nutritional value once heated. The cannabinoid profile also changes after cannabis has been heated by converting THC-A into THC and CBD-A into CBD. With THC now replacing THC-A, the user could get stoned, but by juicing cannabis (rather than cooking or otherwise heating it), consumers can avoid the high altogether without compromising its other valuable components.

Because raw, juiced cannabis produces no high, it is possible to consume much larger amounts of beneficial cannabinoids. For example, CBD has been shown to halt — or even reverse — the growth of certain cancers but only in extremely high doses. The FDA has established a 600mg daily allowance of CBDs (pdf) but only 10mg or less for THC. Given the fact that most cannabis strains contain less than .01 percent CBD and well over 10 percent THC, reaching the 600mg daily allowance for CBDs would be impossible without juicing it first.

How to Juice Cannabis

When gathering ingredients, remember fresher is always better. That’s because veggies begin breaking down (losing valuable enzymes) the moment they are harvested. To get the most out of a cannabis smoothie, it is recommended that only the freshest produce (including cannabis) be used. For those who live in a state that allows personal marijuana cultivation, an outdoor greenhouse or indoor grow closet is recommended to produce enough cannabis for juicing.

To make cannabis juice, simply add 15 large fan leaves and two, 2- to 4-inch buds in a juicer. Make sure the buds are ready for harvest by ensuring that the trichomes (the little, sticky crystals all over the flower) are amber rather than clear in color. Avoid using dispensary nugs that have been cured for smoking, though — it won’t work and you will waste your weed.

To cut down on the strong cannabis flavor, Courtney recommends mixing it with other vegetable juices such as carrot, cucumber or sweet potato with a ratio of one part cannabis juice to five parts vegetable juice. The mixture can then be consumed immediately or covered and stored for up to three days.

Courtney recommends consuming one cup of the cannabis cocktail three times a day for optimum results.

In conclusion, juicing cannabis is becoming a popular option for many health-conscious individuals in 420-friendly states. It is quick, tasty and hugely beneficial. Though research is still limited on the benefits of consuming raw cannabis, anecdotal evidence suggests that it might well be the magic elixir we’ve all been dreaming of – if we could just keep from packing it in a bowl, first.

Would you juice your cannabis? Why or why not?

Juicing cannabis is becoming popular in many 420-friendly states. It's quick and hugely beneficial. Could this be the magic elixir we’ve been dreaming of?

Cannabis Juice

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You’ve probably heard someone mention cannabis juice at some point or another, right? Not many people really know what it is because it’s still a relatively new way to consume cannabis without feeling any secondary effects.

This miracle cannabis juice recipe was invented by Dr. Courtney. This cannabis activist began studying the plant and created the juice, telling everyone that would listen about its amazing benefits – or at least the ones that he claims his plant can produce. It’s quite a peculiar way to consume cannabis, and scientists haven’t been able to confirm it fully.

Let’s have a closer look at what cannabis juice actually is.

What is cannabis juice?

Cannabis juice is made from leaves, stems, branches and buds from male and female cannabis plants. This drink reportedly has many health benefits and it can get rid of symptoms from certain illnesses or pains. It’s super easy to prepare, and anyone can do it easily in their own kitchen.

Who invented the drink itself?

Dr. William L. Courtney invented cannabis juice. This highly-regarded doctor is also an avid cannabis activist. He soon became a household name when one of his patients (Kristen Perkuski) that suffered from lupus (an illness that causes your own immune system to attach healthy cells) decided to take the treatment for her research and her many issues and symptoms got better and soon went into remission – she can now lead a normal life.

What are the benefits of drinking cannabis juice?

Cannabis and hemp plants have been studied for years now and we are all aware of their multiple health benefits. When it comes to cannabis juice, most of the benefits are due to the cannabinoids in your plants, such as THC, CBD, CBN and CBG. Chlorophyll is also incredibly beneficial, as well as the terpenes, flavonoids and alkaloids. Cannabis plants also contain a lot of magnesium and proteins. The main benefits, however, are thanks to the cannabinoids.

Benefits:

  • Prevents illness.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Improves your immune system.
  • Anti-oxidant.
  • Prevents molecule oxidization.
  • Improves and increases metabolism.
  • Anti-bacterial.
  • Anti-convulsive.
  • Stimulates appetite.
  • Anti-depressant.
  • Anti-metastic.
  • Helps scars to heal.
  • Contains vitamins A, C and E.
  • Oxygenates blood.
  • Improves digestion.

Many of these benefits are thanks to chlorophyll, which can be used on its own thanks to its long list of benefits. Chlorophyll, on its own and in cannabis juice, is capable of:

  • Reducing cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Helping ulcers heal.
  • Improving calcium absorption.
  • Improving memory.
  • Balancing glucose levels.
  • Fighting fungi and bacteria.

Some other reasons this juice is so reportedly good for you is that you’re consuming cannabinoids in their acidic form; THC-A, CBD-A etc. This means that they have almost no psychoactive effect at all, allowing you to make the most of every single medicinal benefit that cannabis has without getting super stoned.

When you decarb cannabis, cannabinoids lose their acidity and turn into psychoactive versions of themselves, in the case of THC, which goes from THC-A to normal THC. During this process, THCA and CBDA levels go down drastically.

Cannabis juice does not give any sensation of being high or stoned at all as long as it isn’t heated up or you haven’t used dried cannabis or dried leaves. In a worst case scenario, you might feel slightly buzzed due to the terpene combination. If you use decarbed weed, the effect is much more intense.

How do you make cannabis juice?

The first and most important step is choosing the material you’re going to make your juice with. Make sure to ONLY USE plants that have been grown 100% organically. Do not use plants that have been treated with chemicals or if you don’t know what they’ve been treated with. You’ll need to use pure water to wash the plant down, removing any dust or dirt that may have settled on it.

You’ll also need to use 100% fresh material – if the weed you use has dried up at all, it will not have the intended effect and you may get a slight high. It needs to come from a living plant.

The recommended quantity is 12 medium-sized leaves and a couple of early-harvested buds. You can also use small stems and branches.

Place the mixture in a blender with a little bit of water and mix until the texture is dense but liquidy. If it’s too dense you can add a bit more water and your medicinal cannabis juice is ready to go!

How often should you drink cannabis juice?

Once you’ve made your juice, divide it in three portions to drink throughout the day. Before taking it, we recommend mixing it with another type of natural juice such as carrot juice – 9 parts carrot juice per 1 part cannabis juice. This will improve and increase the benefits obtained and improve the flavor quite a lot too, making it easier to grow.

You can keep cannabis juice in the fridge for 3 days before it goes off.

WARNING:

Do not drink cannabis juice if you have gallbladder problems, kidney problems or if you’re taking anticoagulants.

Have you ever heard of cannabis juice? Do you know how to make it? Find out about its reportedly amazing medicinal benefits and the man who created it! ]]>