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The Health Benefits of Raw Cannabis

Juicing raw cannabis
Juicing raw cannabis

Usually when I visit any grow op and see fresh raw marijuana, I only picture the eventual dried and cured product that sits on the shelf of local cannabis shops and in the warehouses of any given mail order marijuana depots and online marijuana dispensary—the stuff that finds its way into my grinder prior to being rolled up into a nice and tidy joint. I would never have guessed that others see leafy greens for smoothies and juicing as well as toppings for salads. People have long touted the health benefits of marijuana but very few have ventured into the health benefits of raw cannabis.

According to a leading expert from the International Cannabinoid Research Society, the International Association of Cannabis as Medicine, and the Society of Clinical Cannabis and the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, raw cannabis is packed with proteins, minerals, vitamins, fibres and antioxidants and is rich in digestible globular proteins. It has an ideal ratio of omega-3 fatty acids and omega-6 fatty acids which help preserve health, boost the immune system, reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes complications as well as lower the risk of cancer development. When marijuana is dried and cured (making the product you see on the shelves of cannabis shops or in the packets arriving at your front door from the mail order marijuana depot or online marijuana dispensary), chlorophyll is lost and it is this component that has the most dietary benefits.

I was discussing the topic of raw cannabis with a friend from the best online dispensary in Canada and she related concerns where people were interested in, but apprehensive with, ingesting raw marijuana as they cannot gauge dosage amounts. When you consume raw marijuana, you will not be taking in CBD or THC but the acid forms of these components. Decarboxylation activates the CBD and THC in cannabis so skipping this process and just consuming marijuana raw will not produce the same effects as smoking it. Having said that, I did ask several people about their experiences with raw bud and several from various cannabis shops and online marijuana dispensaries did recall feeling some sensation from a fresh marijuana smoothie or salad, however, somewhat muted.

According to those in the know, raw cannabis, like any other raw herb is rich in fibres and foliates and has great cleansing properties. When cannabis is consumed raw, you get the whole profile of the plant which is great for general cell heath. Adding raw cannabis to your diet is as easy as adding an extra ingredient to your salad or smoothie. Having said that, raw bud is known to be somewhat bitter so be sure to mix in some zesty dressing to your salad to mask the flavour or to use some extra tasty fruits or veggies in your smoothie mix. From the numerous people I spoke to at local cannabis shops to those ordering weed online, people who ingest raw cannabis preferred smoothies over anything else as not only can you hide the taste, you are able to use every part of the plant with next to nothing going to waste.


  1. Yes finally. Someone said it. Weed is healthy and good for you. We dont need to hide in the shadows anymore. There is plenty of scientific evidence

  2. Wow, this post is good, my younger sister was just asking me about this with weed. Now I can give her the answer

  3. Nothing better then smelling a fresh crop of weed after it has been cropped and dried

  4. Great articles, I love how you connect raw weed and the health benefits from it. Everyone should know about this.

  5. Man bud is good for almost anything these days. Down with big pharma

  6. Beverly

    Way cool! Some extremely valid points about raw cannabis. Never knew there was more to weed then just smoking it

  7. Man weed smoked or raw can be used for anything. Thanks god you can buy weed online in Canada

  8. Awesome write-up. I am a normal visitor of your website and appreciate you taking the time to talk about cannabis in Canada.

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