It may surprise you to know that marijuana can actually be eaten raw. Not only this, but doing so can actually result in a wide-range of curative and dietary benefits for users. After all, cannabis is technically a vegetable despite the fact that nobody really calls it that. Is weed the new superfood?
Eating cannabis raw is, in actual fact, incredibly beneficial from a nutritional perspective - think about it, it is a green vegetable packed with protein, fiber, and antioxidants. Ingesting raw cannabis opens up a whole realm of wellness possibilities, from epilepsy treatments to insomnia relief.
Cannabis has within it acids named THCA and CBDA, which turn into THC and CBD respectively when they are warmed up. CBDA is an anti-inflammatory, and also helps fight off bad bacteria. Furthermore, some studies claim that THCA can help treat neurodegenerative conditions, such as Alzheimer's and Huntington's disease. It is also true to say that weed will maintain more of its terpenes when it isn't getting lit up in a joint or a bong, and these terpenes are suggested to have anti-cancer features. Furthermore, eating raw cannabis is a fantastic way to get your daily vitamin C dose to help boost your immune system. Weed also has a high calcium and vitamin K content.
It has to be said that eating cannabis isn't something you want to be doing if you're only in interested in weeds recreational properties. No, this method is totally non-psychoactive and so is only really of use to people who are using it to reap wellness benefits. This is because the THCA and CBDA have not been turned into THC and CBD, because they aren't heated up.
Raw Smooth is good
You can ingest raw marijuana in an innumerable amount of ways, but my personal favourite is to blend it up into a smoothie. I find that its much easier to stomach if its juiced and mixed with tastier ingredients such as strawberries, mangoes and kale. However, you can also pop it in a salad and eat it whole too. Hemp seeds, if you can get your hands on them, are also very good for you.
I bet you never thought there was any point in eating raw cannabis at all! Well, now you know there is. Why not go out and try it for yourself? It might be just what you need.
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