5 Reasons You Should Stop Smoking Cannabis and Start Juicing it Instead

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Juicing cannabis? Juicing hemp leaves? What is the point of that?

What many people do not know is that cannabis has more uses than just to get someone high. Cannabis comes with a large list of health benefits that some people may want with or without the psychoactive effects.

Here are five reasons to start juicing instead of smoking!

1. Cannabis Leaf Juice Will Not Make You High (Or At Least Not As High as Smoking)

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Juicing cannabis leaf in a morning smoothie will not make one high or at least not elevated in the sense of smoking cannabis flower buds. Instead, it provides all the benefits that come from raw cannabis consumption (chlorophyll, bone-building minerals, terpenes, fiber, CBD, and other cannabinoids) without a strong psychoactive effect. According to Leaf Science, “Since heat is required to convert the THCA [THC-acid] in raw cannabis into THC, its psychoactive form, juicing provides a way of obtaining many of the benefits of cannabis without getting high.” So if someone wants the benefits of cannabis without much of the high, juicing cannabis leaf may be the answer.

Check out this smoothie! It looks delicious!

2. A Person Can Take Higher Doses

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Juicing cannabis leaves will allow a person to consume higher doses of cannabis’ array of nutrients and gain more of the health benefits. Dr. William Courtney, the founder of Cannabis International Foundation, states that “THC can be taken in doses of hundreds of milligrams when in its acid form (juiced). However, once heated, the tolerable dose drops to 10 mg a day.” (Source)

Check out more from Dr. William Courtney below!

3. Juicing a Cannabis Bud Will Make Someone High

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If a person wants to get high without smoking, juicing the cannabis bud is the way to go. There are no adverse health effects associated with smoking cannabis, but people with respiratory issues will benefit. Smoking cannabis can lead to minor respiratory issues or chronic bronchitis. Juicing instead of smoking also reduces the smell.

Can eating raw cannabis flower buds get you high? In the cannabis plant, the two major cannabinoids exist almost entirely in an acid form. These are known as  Tetrahydrocannabinolic Acid (THC-A) and Cannabidiolic Acid (CBD-A) or “THC-acid” and “CBD-acid.”  When these acidic cannabinoids are heated, they are decarboxylated which means they lose their carbon dioxide molecule and become more active. During that process, the cannabinoids change from the acid form to the activated form.  This happens automatically when cannabis flower buds are smoked or vaporized. This also occurs when the cannabis is cooked in coconut oil, olive oil, or ghee even over low heat.

THC-acid is believed by those who have never used it to be non-psychoactive. Experience indicates that consuming THC-acid may result in mild feelings of being “high” and episodes of experiencing euphoria.

CBD is non-psychoactive regardless of its form (CBD-acid or CBD). It cannot give you the “high” you get from THC. CBD can actually counteract the undesirable effects of THC including paranoia.

If you have some time, check out this video!

4. Versatility

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Cannabis leaf or bud can be mixed with many different ingredients to boost health or make it taste better including and especially fresh apple juice. Also, with the developing option of juicing industrial hemp leaves containing no THC or psychoactive properties, consuming cannabis juice is possible anywhere. Drink it in the car, at work, or while getting the kids ready for school.

5. Massive Health Benefits

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Cannabis is full of cannabidiol that contain an entire array of properties that promote good health. Cannabinoids provide antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and neuroprotective properties, which make them an excellent supplement and great for health.

According to Holistic Healthy Living, juiced cannabis helps with the prevention and diminishing of the following conditions:

  • Autoimmune Disorders
  • Cellular Dysfunction
  • Chronic Inflammation
  • Cancer Cells

David Avocado Wolfe has a lot to say about the health benefits of cannabis use. He talks about it extensively in an interview he performed in The Netherlands.

Check it out below!

What do you think about juicing cannabis for medical and recreational use?

Is it something you would consider to improve your health?

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10 comments
Rus Archer - November 3, 2015

whether or not the juicing gets you high depends on what you combine it with
cannabis doesn’t require heat for activation IF you combine it with something like lemon juice
so if you don’t want to get high, don’t combine it with ingredients that will activate it
if you do, enjoy

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Astrid @healYOUnaturally - November 4, 2015

Awesome article David!
Cannabis oil is amazing at pain management, aids in sleep disorders, anxiety and stress, skin protection, even headaches and migraines.
I was just wondering if cannabis oil has the same effects as the regular leaf as an appetite booster? This is ideal for those recovering from an illness and need to gain weight. Thoughts?

Keep up the great work, and not I have never juiced or juiced cannabis oil or leaf- yet :)

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hiitmeandibob - November 4, 2015

How the hell is number 1 a reason to juice instead of smoke?

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    AlexandriaTheGreat - November 27, 2015

    For real mon, who wouldn’t want to get high?

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    Jeanie Panyszak - January 28, 2016

    some people smoke it for pain reduction. kids included.

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Alex - November 4, 2015

David Wolfe is the man!!!!!

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AlexandriaTheGreat - November 27, 2015

I love how little kids like David think their parents’ generation is so judgy about pot and don’t appreciate pot. I wonder if he’s ever heard of hippies? Or Woodstock? David, dear, your mom might be judgy about pot but her contemporaries are not, we’re the ones who brought MJ into popular culture, smoking it and laughing even while we watched Reefer Madness. Kids always think they invented everything, but there’s nothing new under the sun. Kids think they invented sex too, forgetting to notice that’s how they got here.

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adam - December 3, 2015

Hmm… “#1 land plant in minerals: tobacco.”
That’s interesting man. That’s very interesting. Any unknown minerals in there?

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Jeanie Panyszak - January 28, 2016

i would love to juice the leaves if i could find some! i live in vancouver ,the top pot city and sadly no one is selling the leaves. anyone have any sources or suggestions? thanks in advance

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Joel Munson - March 31, 2016

“Cannabis is full of cannabidiol that contain an entire array of properties that promote good health.”

This sentence makes no sense.

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