There are many ways to consume marijuana. You can smoke, vape or eat edibles. But have you ever tried eating raw cannabis?
No? Not even out of curiosity?
Well, that’s understandable. Obviously, when we think about weed, we get an image of a poorly rolled joint or a vape pen in our hands. We never see ourselves eating it green, or making a healthy smoothie of it.
But actually, you should give it a try. I’m serious.
Yes, it may sound gross. But it really has great health benefits. According to the studies, marijuana, in its natural state, doesn’t have the THC in the psychoactive state. Which means, it will provide you with all the healthy nutrients minus the high feeling that you get while smoking. This explains a lot why we should incorporate this unorthodox practice into our lives.
But before you try it, if you haven’t been evaluated for medical marijuana before and don’t have an mmj card, you should apply for one. How? Say you live in Bakersfield, try searching for “420 bakersfield ca” on the internet, and you will find a lot of options to choose from.
Or, you may apply for a Bakersfield 420 evaluation here.
Now, let’s see how consuming raw marijuana can be beneficial for your health.
Marijuana in its raw form contains cannabinoid acids which provide many health and therapeutic benefits.
The well-known THC which is responsible for so many health benefits of the plant isn’t actually present in the raw plant. It, in fact, becomes THC from THCA either by aging, or when the plant is heated. The THCA, according to many studies, is very efficient in treating chronic pain and inflammation.
Similarly, the raw form of CBD, known as CBDA, is also found very beneficial in epilepsy and inflammation.
Just like other leafy greens, green cannabis is also rich in fiber. Consumed as a salad or smoothie, this can be very beneficial for your health. Foods with high fiber constituents help improve the immune system and also make the digestion better. They are also beneficial for mental health.
But you should note that raw cannabis leaves can be hard on your stomach lining. So if your stomach is sensitive, prefer consuming it as a smoothie. You may also garnish your dish with some marijuana leaves.
Contains Vitamins and Antioxidants
We all know that leafy greens are rich in vitamins, calcium, iron, and folate. In addition to these, this leafy cannabis also contains cannabinoid acids. Marijuana plants have THC and CBD which are great antioxidants, and they also help in releasing stress and preventing cancer.
Many cannabinoid acids have benefits similar to that of over-the-counter medicines such as aspirin etc. but without any lab chemicals. Many patients even use these raw marijuana leaves as a supplement to their continuous treatment plan. This helps them with many health conditions like chronic pain, fibromyalgia, etc.
Many pieces of research show that consuming raw cannabis, with their treatment, also helps people with severe arthritis pain.
Terpenes, here, are the organic compounds found in the cannabis plant which, normally, get burnt while smoking, thus people remain devoid of the benefits they have to offer. But when consumed in its raw form, cannabis plants have all the terpenes. Their sleep-inducing effects help people sleep better. They also have positive effects on seizures, making them less effective and infrequent.
When you consume cannabis in any form other than raw form, it might take some time to find the right dosage. Too much THC, and you’ll be mentally overpowered by it. Too much CBD, and you will be over sedated.
But with raw cannabis, you don’t need to worry. When consumed in raw form, the dosage of cannabinoid you take in is much higher. This way you are able to enjoy the benefits of THC without worrying about getting too high.
In simple words, raw cannabis offers a lot of health benefits with no unwanted side effects.
A lot of people consume marijuana through smoking or vaping or any other method. Many don’t even have the idea about the raw plant consumption. Some know it, but find it gross. But in reality, raw marijuana has a lot of health benefits to offer which you won’t find in any conventional method. This doesn’t mean that the conventional methods are bad. The method you wanna opt for is a choice for you to make. Try everything and then choose what suits you the most.