Juicing Cannabis Is Better for You Than Smoking It
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.
CC Flickr/M. Martin Vicente Sorry, stoners -- this weed's for juicing.
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.
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."