Post by Matt Rize on Jul 5, 2011 17:02:58 GMT -8
Juicing Raw Cannabis
CBD (Cannabidiol), one of the main constituents of the cannabis plant has been proven medically to relieve convulsion, inflammation, anxiety and nausea, as well as inhibit cancer cell growth. Recent studies have shown it to be an effective atypical anti-psychotic in treating schizophrenia. CBD also interferes with the amount of THC your brain processes, balancing the psychotropic effect of marijuana.
“There’s a tendency to discount claims when something appears to be good for everything, but there’s a reason this is the case,” he said. “CBD works on receptors, and as it turns out, we have cannabinoids in our bodies, endogenous cannabinoids, that turn out to be very effective at regulating immune functions, nerve functions, bone functions.”
Russo: “The endogenous cannabinoid system acts as a modulator in fine-tuning a lot of these systems, and if something is deranged biochemically in a person’s body, it may well be that a cannabinoid system can bring things back into balance.”
Back to Dr. Courtney in Mendocino- maybe nowhere else in the country could a cannabis doctor advise growing 40 plants — enough for one juicing each day on the 45-day cycle required of the auto-flowering strain. What’s striking is the number of patients who truly do not want to get high. Juicing the fresh leaves instead of burning the dried plant matter does not deliver the same concentrate of THC (the psychoactive component) and recent research has shown that CBD works better consumed raw. The THC needs heat for activation and because of that, the raw leaves don’t produce a “high”. The doctor recommends that his patients mix the cannabis juice (1 part) with carrot juice (10 parts) to counteract the bitterness. Information I found online explained that any cannabis plant has the highest CBD at 70-90 days after sowing. After 90 days they rapidly produce more THC. He recommends drinking the juice three times a day.
Juicing raw cannabis takes advantage of THCA, which is non-psychoactive and therefore allows use of 600 mg of cannabinoid acids compared to classic heated uses, e.g. edibles, vaporization, which are restricted to 10 mg of THC. 600 mg is required for use of cannabis as an antioxidant & neuroprotectant.
What conditions is this helpful for?
Potential conditions that may benefit from raw cannabis include autoimmune disorders, inflammatory disorders, & potentially various types of cancer or pre-cancer dysplasias.
Talk to your doctor if you are taking an anti-coagulant medication such as Coumadin.
High amounts of Vitamin K can work against these medications. Please talk to your doctor about the amount of leafy greens you are ingesting so they can determine the best medication dosage.
The amount vitamin K in raw cannabis has not been well documented; however, most leafy greens do contain high amounts of this vitamin.
Talk to your doctor if you have existing and untreated kidney or gallbladder problems. Leafy greens contain oxalates, which may contribute to kidney or gallbladder stone formation.
There are a few, relatively rare health conditions that require strict oxalate restriction. Please talk to your doctor if you have:
Hypercalciuria, type II