Juicing Cannabis Is Better for You Than Smoking It

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Sorry, stoners -- this weed's for juicing.
Most of us may know cannabis as either a drug, a plant, or simply a flower. But now it's apparently being regarded as a vegetable, particularly because of the double whammy of health benefits not only from consuming the plant but also juicing it.

Cannabis, better-known in America as marijuana, has been classified as a dangerous Schedule I narcotic under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970 and treated as such by law enforcement for more than 40 years.

See also: Detox and Cleanse: Three Juice Recipes from the Nutrition Cottage

Juicing vegetables is known to provide several health benefits. Juicing helps the body absorb all of the nutrients, it makes consuming vegetables easier because it excludes all of the extra fiber and it allows a greater variety of vegetables in your diet.

Add cannabis to the mix and your juice diet will become that much more healthful, says Dr. William L. Courney, who has been researching the medical benefits of raw cannabis for years.

Courtney argues that the plant's psychoactive properties do not become activated until humans alter it chemically; i.e., with heat or fire. In a juiced capacity, it becomes a very potent anti-inflammatory, he says.

"The whole psychoactive thing is a human aspect of the plant that has nothing to do with the 34 million years of evolution that the plant has," Courtney says in the video. "The bottom line is that it's a dietary essential that helps all 210 cell types function more effectively."

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jaco1175
jaco1175 topcommenter

Sounds like this could be a good hot drink in the future...

redscott77092
redscott77092

How do you juice it? I have a juice machine but I can't imagine grass having enough liquid.

cashniche
cashniche

I never knew that Cannabis will be good for juicing.

Rod Deal
Rod Deal

Thank you for this info new times!

Tom Morris
Tom Morris

Not too surprising... probably has a ton of fiber to it among other things. If you ever want to powerfully cleanse yourself, there's this aloe vera drink they have at the Asian markets... I was not aware before drinking it that it would have this effect.... oh yeah you also want to have access to a bathroom with a powerful fart fan that vents to the outside, ideally via a hazardous materials certified scrubber system

juanmayeaux
juanmayeaux

One man's diarrhea is another man's cleanse.

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