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Juicing raw cannabis

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 9:42 am
by brm
Hi all,

I came across ingesting (e.g. by juicing) raw cannabis a while ago, and I found it intriguing. As I understand it, by consuming it raw, THCA will not be converted to THC and therefore you won't have any psychoactive effects. In turn, this should allow you to easily take in much more of the cannabinoids in the plant which would be beneficial to one's health.

A few pages with some info are: Any reading material always seems to point back to a Dr Courtney, so I'm guessing the health benefit claims are based only on his experiences.

I find it all very interesting and I'd certainly like to try this, but the legal status of cannabis here will probably not make that possible. So I was wondering if anyone else had come across this, and perhaps even tried it?


Re: Juicing raw cannabis

Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016 10:36 am
by ElliotB
since you are avoiding the THC, doesn't it make sense just to take readily available high quality CBD oil?

Re: Juicing raw cannabis

Posted: Sat Aug 27, 2016 5:59 am
by brm
Interesting thought, I'm not sure what the differences are. Things that come to mind:
  • - perhaps there's a difference in the total amount of cannabinoids that you're consuming
    - maybe THCA in itself does have beneficial effects, and wouldn't be present in CBD oil (I think)
Guess I was just curious to see if someone had heard from this raw cannabis juicing.
For what it's worth, I have tried CBD oil for a while.

Re: Juicing raw cannabis

Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016 1:41 pm
by RSP
I have the understanding that CBD's and their associated compounds are activated and released via temperature. Typically between 274 degrees F and 440 degrees F. Just short of the flash point. (burn point). So it's difficult to imagine eating raw cannabis to achieve the same effective benefit as vaporization, smoked or edibles.