The medical benefits of cannabis are well known. Among them are:
…the relief of symptoms associated with Cancer, HIV/AIDS, multiple sclerosis, anorexia, anxiety, depression, and numerous other illnesses and conditions…
… lowered intraocular eye pressure (shown to be effective for treating glaucoma), as well as gastrointestinal illness….
… antibacterial effects and is one of the best known expectorants…
… significant analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects, antitumor effects, and anticancer effects, including the treatment of breast and lung cancer. The anti-cancer effect is due to the presence of cannabidiol (CBD) in the plant, an anti-cancer agent that does not cause euphoria…
In the case of illnesses like these, CBD and THC (Tetrahydrocannabinol) is concentrated for medicinal use.
Which begs the question… if marijuana is good as a treatment, can it be safely used daily in disease prevention?
The Medical Benefits of Juicing Cannabis Leaves
This video gives a good introduction to the subject.
To summarize, when juicing raw cannabis up to 60 times more can be tolerated than if it were heated.
Once heated, the molecule THCa (the naturally occurring THC acid) becomes THC, and its tolerable dose drops from hundreds of mg per day to only 10. (Cannabidol is the other useful molecule found in marijuana, but unlike THC, it is safe as both CBD and CBDa).
Cannabis is not psychoactive until humans alter it chemically, which is why animals happily eat it. In its raw form, cannabis is a vegetable and is a dietary essential which helps all 210 cell types function more effectively. By not eating raw marijuana daily, you’re missing out on its effects on:
- disease prevention (e.g. cancer)
- bone metabolism
- intestinal function
- neural function
- inflammation control
… to name a few. Marijuana is a vegetable, and possibly the most important one on the planet at that. There are even federal patents on CBD as an antioxidant and neuroprotectant[a].
The fact that cannabis is simultaneously outlawed for being a dangerous drug, and patented for relieving, preventing and curing life-threatening diseases speaks volumes. It’s a transparent attempt to keep you hooked on financially crippling, invasive and ineffectual medical treatments which you shouldn’t even need.
While this is just an introduction to the medical benefits of juicing (and eating) raw cannabis leaves, it’s certainly worth looking at in more detail and making up your own mind about.
Here are some good places to continue.
The Cannabis International Foundation – http://www.cannabisinternational.org/
Dr William Courtney on the Dietary Benefits of Raw Cannabis –
[Note: The preceding is not medical advice. It is presented for informational purposes only.]