Juicing Cannabis for THCa
Juicing cannabis is becoming a popular trend in the medical cannabis community. This is leaving many people asking themselves why, especially if they haven’t experienced this first hand. So why would you want to juice raw cannabis? Well, the answer is simple, to obtain THCa. THCa is the natural form of delta 9 tetrahydrocannabinol before heat is applied to it causing it to become psychoactive THC.
THCa is non-psychoactive and offers a plethora of medical benefits. Juicing raw cannabis buds and/or leaves is a great way to obtain a substantial amount of THCa for ingestion. Let’s take a look at the benefits that this cannabinoid has to offer in this form and just how to juice cannabis!
What THCa May Help With
According to scientific research studies as well as anecdotal stories, THCa, when consumed, can offer many medical benefits including but not limited to the following.
- Anti-Cancer - Studies have shown that THCa can inhibit the proliferation of various types of cancer cells.
- Anti-Inflammatory - THCa like many of the other cannabinoids found in cannabis and hemp offers anti-inflammatory properties. Unlike some of the other cannabinoids however, THCa may provide relief without the intoxicating effects.
- Neuroprotective Antioxidant - Toxins within our body and specifically within our brains can cause a wide variety of medical issues. THCa has been proven to neutralize oxidative neurotoxins that cause neurological damage in those with Parkinson's Disease.
How to Juice Cannabis for THCa
Juicing cannabis is simple as long as you have two things on hand being a juicer or blender and raw cannabis. Which tool you use to juice cannabis will depend on whether you are juicing leaves or buds. If you’re juicing buds, you will want to use the blender whereas if you are using leaves, a standard wheatgrass juicer will work best. Cannabis can be juiced by itself or along with vegetables and fruits of your choice. No matter how you juice it, the benefits of THCa from cannabis cannot be denied. If you would like to learn more about the potential benefits of juicing cannabis we’d encourage you to seek out and review some of the work by Dr. William Courtney!