Cannabis is Key to Good Health When We Eat it vs. Smoke it


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canaIt is no secret that our world is seeing a huge increase in poor health and cancer cases. It should come as no surprise when we look at what we eat daily, the condition of our environment and the types of body care products we use daily that contain a ton of cancer causing agents. Mainstream medicine suggests that chemotherapy and radiation are the best means to go about treating cancer, but there is a growing body of evidence to suggest there exist much better cures.

Cannabinoids may very well be one of the best disease and cancer fighting treatments out there. If you have heard of Rick Simpson you have heard of his methods of preparing cannabis or hemp in such a way where he is able to extract the oil from it and use that oil to treat cancer. Rick has been very successful in his work and his popularity is growing as a result. At the same time, he has received a great deal of flack for his methods as they pose a serious threat to the business that is cancer.

What are cannabinoids?
Cannabinoids refer to any of a group of related compounds that include cannabinol and the active constituents of cannabis. They activate canbinoid receptors in the body. The body itself produces  compounds called endocannabinoids and they play a role in many processes within the body that help to create a healthy environment. Cannabinoids also play a role in immune system generation and re-generation. The body regenerates best when it’s saturated with Phyto-Cannabinoids. Cannabinoids can also be found in Cannabis. It is important to note that the cannabinoids are plentiful in both hemp and cannabis. The differentiation between hemp and cannabis is simply that hemp only contains 0.3% THC while cannabis is 0.4% THC or higher. (Technically they are both strains of Cannabis Sativa.)

Cannabinoids have been proven to reduce cancer cells as they have a great impact on the rebuilding of the immune system. While not every strain of cannabis has the same effect, more and more patients are seeing success in cancer reduction in a short period of time by using cannabis. Contrary to popular thought and belief, smoking the cannabis does not assist a great deal in treating disease within the body as therapeutic levels cannot be reached through smoking. Creating oil from the plant or eating the plant is the best way to go about getting the necessary ingredients which are the cannabinoids. Another aspect of smoking the cannabis that must be looked at is the fact that when the cannabis is heated and burnt it changes the chemical structure and acidity of the THC which changes its ability to be therapeutic. Further, anytime you burn something and inhale it, you create oxidation within the body. That oxidation is not healthy for the body and can lead to health issues itself.

Cannabinoids can prevent cancer, reduce heart attacks by 66% and insulin dependent diabetes by 58%. Cannabis clinician Dr. William Courtney recommends drinking 4 – 8 ounces of raw flower and leaf juice from any Hemp plant.

Cannabis – whether Sativa, Indica, Ruderalis, male, female, hermaphrodite, wild, bred for fiber, seeds or medicinal resin – is a vegetable with every dietary essential we can’t synthesize: Essential Amino Acids, Essential Fatty Acids, Essential Cannabinoid acids and hundreds of anti-Cancer compounds. It is important to note that when we isolate to important compounds of cannabis and take them in supplement we miss out of the bio-synergistic compounds that go along with it in full plant form. This makes it more difficult for the body to determine what exactly it is taking in.

“If you heat the plant, you will decarboxylate THC-acid and you will get high, you”ll get your 10 mg. If you don’t heat it, you can go up to five or six hundred milligrams & use it as a Dietary Cannabis. . . and push it up to the Anti-oxidant and Neuro-protective levels which come into play at hundreds of milligrams,” stated Dr. William Courtney.

The Endocannabinoid System (ECS) maintains our biological systems by regulating each cell tissue. It uses Arachadonic acid/Omega 6 to make Endo-Cannabinoids: fatty molecules that communicate harm between cells. Dietary Cannabis mimics the ECS by providing Cannabinoids when there is an Arachadonic acid deficiency or Clinical Cannabinoid Deficiency.

Doctors who have been researching cannabis and it’s benefits in diet for some time have recommended that people make cannabis a part of their everyday diet. To reiterate, the plant does not need to contain high levels of THC and it can simply be hemp. Eating Cannabis that does contain THC will not get you high. Also, smoking it does not give the same results as eating or juicing the plant. If we view the plant simple as a vegetable like all other vegetables we eat, it makes sense that we wouldn’t put it inside rolling papers and smoke it to get the nutritional benefits. (haha)

Sources:
http://www.rawhemp.tk/
http://www.phoenixtears.ca/
http://cannabisinternational.org/
http://edrv.endojournals.org/content/27/1/73.full
http://cannabisclinicians.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/OS-2011-Terpenes+Minor-CBs.pdf


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  1. Catherine

    Forgive me for seeming a maths dummy, but isn’t .03% and 0.03% the same amount?

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    • in science it is incorrect to write .03%

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    • Peter

      Your not a maths dummy you just can’t see it actually says 0.3% and 0.4%

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    • - Collective Evolution

      The differentiation is that anything .3% and under is hemp and anything over .31% would be considered marijuana. I have re-worded it to better make the point. Thanks!

      • Darlene

        Hi Joe …You mentioned eating hemp can give you the same results. I have come across hemp in health food stores,is this the same, and can you tell me what is best.

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        • - Collective Evolution

          Hey Darlene,

          By Hemp in stores do you mean Hemp seeds? If so, they are very healthy for you and a great source of protein and omega fatty acids. However they do not contain the same benefits as eating the plant leaves. I may not be 100% correct on this but form what I remember researching the hemp seeds do not contain cannabinoids.

          Thanks!

          • You’re right on that Joe. And if you want more info on this, there is a great site that goes into detail on hemp seeds and hemp oil / hemp products, go to http://www.manitobaharvest.com/ and you will find a vast array of everything there is to know about hemp. They are a Canadian based company, and i have been using their products for over a year now and have nothing but EXCELLENT remarks about their amazing products! Check it out!

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          • David D.

            Hi, Fascinating article. It is certainly something I’m passionate about.

            You are correct that hemp seeds do not contain any of the cannabinoids that’s found in cannabis. They are however, hemp seeds, very good for ones body in many other ways. One should certainly consume them on a daily basis as part of their healthy diet.

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  2. Richard

    “Eating Cannabis that does contain THC will not get you high” ?

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    • Peter

      Bake it in a good cake and it will .i know

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    • - Collective Evolution

      In order for the THC to be activated in such a way that one will get high, it has to be heated or burned. The heating temperatures are quite high which is why sometimes people bake them into cookies, brownies etc. Eating it raw does not produce a high as the THC is not at a psychoactive state.

      • The only THC-based substance you can get a high from digest is hash! It will even get you high for a longer period of time than if smoked!

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      • Vi Qiong

        I am sorry but that may not be true. I had pizza laced with shredded dried cannabis leaves n it gave me the high, enough to ensure that I cannot walk in a straight line. Not just me, but my partner as well.

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        • - Collective Evolution

          Were the leaves put on and then cooked in the oven?

      • wahwahwahwah

        yes heating or ….friction…even juicing with a high speed juicer…will activate THC levels…..a slow non-oxidative 2 stage juicer will not activate thc even if present… had a friend with a 2 year old with brain cancer, gave her juice and knocked her out for 2 weeks. Friend found out about activation of THC with high speed juicer and switched to a low speed one. the girl awoke almost immediately after changing processing and no cancer signs in brain!

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      • Kerrie

        Joe,
        I also am passionate about this subject, as I am a grower, patient, and caregiver. I make RSO for cancer patients and others with medical needs. Let me tell you, you are half correct. I also make tinctures, butters, olive oils, etc., and you do NOT have to heat it. A low heat wll help to increase the amount of cannibinoids extracted from the plant material however, you DO NOT have to heat it. I make tinctures all the time. That being said, smoking, eating and absorbing under the tongue will all three give you a diffrent type of high, as they are all absorbed by the body differently. Smoking goes into the bloodstream via the lungs. Eating it goes through the digestive tract and therefore is absorbed by the liver, and a tincture that you would just put under your tounge, is absorbed via the bloodstream. They all also will work and last for different time frames. Smoking is immediate. Eating it can take up to 1 hr. for the body to metabolize it and start working. And if you HOLD it under the tongue (not swallow, as then it’s the GI tract) it will take effect within a few mins. Smoking has the shortest “high” time, wll wear of the fastest. Eating it on an emply stomach can last up to 5 hrs. or more, depending on the dose. And tinctures will last for about 1-2 hrs. again, depending on the dose. Just to clairify, you DO NOT NEED HEAT. Cold press methods do exist and work. In FACT, heating cannibis over 220 degrees will actually destroy the THC and lessen the effects. Now you Know :-)

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        • David D.

          heating it over 220 does not destroy anything. in fact it’s vaporizing point is MUCH higher than 220.

          ?-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)
          Boiling point: 157*C / 314.6 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Euphoriant, Analgesic, Antiinflammatory, Antioxidant, Antiemetic

          cannabidiol (CBD)
          Boiling point: 160-180*C / 320-356 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Anxiolytic, Analgesic, Antipsychotic, Antiinflammatory, Antioxidant, Antispasmodic

          Cannabinol (CBN)
          Boiling point: 185*C / 365 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Oxidation, breakdown, product, Sedative, Antibiotic

          cannabichromene (CBC)
          Boiling point: 220*C / 428 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Antiinflammatory, Antibiotic, Antifungal

          cannabigerol (CBG)
          Boiling point: MP52
          Properties: Antiinflammatory, Antibiotic, Antifungal

          ?-8-tetrahydrocannabinol (?-8-THC)
          Boiling point: 175-178*C / 347-352.4 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Resembles ?-9-THC, Less psychoactive, More stable Antiemetic

          tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV)
          Boiling point: < 220*C / <428 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Analgesic, Euphoriant

          Terpenoid essential oils, their boiling points, and properties

          ß-myrcene
          Boiling point: 166-168*C / 330.8-334.4 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Analgesic. Antiinflammatory, Antibiotic, Antimutagenic

          ß-caryophyllene
          Boiling point: 119*C / 246.2 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Antiinflammatory, Cytoprotective (gastric mucosa), Antimalarial

          d-limonene
          Boiling point: 177*C / 350.6 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Cannabinoid agonist?, Immune potentiator, Antidepressant, Antimutagenic

          linalool
          Boiling point: 198*C / 388.4 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Sedative, Antidepressant, Anxiolytic, Immune potentiator

          pulegone
          Boiling point: 224*C / 435.2 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Memory booster?, AChE inhibitor, Sedative, Antipyretic

          1,8-cineole (eucalyptol)
          Boiling point: 176*C / 348.8 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: AChE inhibitor, Increases cerebral, blood flow, Stimulant, Antibiotic, Antiviral, Antiinflammatory, Antinociceptive

          a-pinene
          Boiling point: 156*C / 312.8 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Antiinflammatory, Bronchodilator, Stimulant, Antibiotic, Antineoplastic, AChE inhibitor

          a-terpineol
          Boiling point: 217-218*C / 422.6-424.4 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Sedative, Antibiotic, AChE inhibitor, Antioxidant, Antimalarial

          terpineol-4-ol
          Boiling point: 209*C / 408.2 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: AChE inhibitor. Antibiotic

          p-cymene
          Boiling point: 177*C / 350.6 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Antibiotic, Anticandidal, AChE inhibitor

          Flavonoid and phytosterol components, their boiling points, and properties

          apigenin
          Boiling point: 178*C / 352.4 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Anxiolytic, Antiinflammatory, Estrogenic

          quercetin
          Boiling point: 250*C / 482 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Antioxidant, Antimutagenic, Antiviral, Antineoplastic

          cannflavin A
          Boiling point: 182*C / 359.6 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: COX inhibitor, LO inhibitor

          ß-sitosterol
          Boiling point: 134*C / 273.2 degree Fahrenheit
          Properties: Antiinflammatory, 5-a-reductase, inhibitor

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          Just another example of you not knowing what you speak of.

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      • Bob De Rosa

        Um I’m sorry Joe but i have to totally disagree with the above statement, Although i do cook Cannabis in cookies & truffles on a regular basis as i suffer from C O P D & do feel it helps my symptoms a hell of a lot i also eat it raw & believe me it sure as hell gets you extremely high, And OK what about the old scenario of people getting stopped by the Cops & having to eat there stash, I’ve seen some serious victims of over indulgence in that way in the past, Including me =D,

        Joe, I think the work you are doing is outstanding, keep up the good work,

        Best regards,

        Bob.

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        • To eat buds raw & dry is not going to affect you as they need some form of fat/butter or similar.

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          • Louis Anthony

            They don’t need fat/butter to affect you irrahayes… Or have you not been reading ALL of the information here?

            Eating a bud raw means that it has not been “Dried” or “cured” or scientifically “Decarboxylated” (think I spelled that wrong but oh well.) This means it will not get you high.

            Eating a bud that has been “DRIED”, “CURED”, OR “DECARBOXYLATED” will get you high. Fat/Butter, or not.

            Source(s): Scroll to the top of the page and read EVERY FUCKING THING ON THIS PAGE except the damn ads.

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        • Bob De Rosa

          Sorry i forgot say it is dry when i ingest it it raw.

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          • Dannick L-Jackson

            Thanks a lot Ryan!!

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          • Ryan Clifton

            bob the only reason your stash gets you high when you eat it is because it is dry .. which to me is not considered raw .. because Decarboxylation has occurred during the drying (curing) process which turns the thca into thc .. in turn .. getting you high .. if you were to eat the cannabis while raw (fresh off the plant with all moisture still in it) you would not get high but you would reap great benefits for your copd .. not saying that your wrong because eating cured cannabis is still very beneficial .. but cured (dry) cannabis is not the same as raw (fresh off the plant) therefore your effects will be different. hope this helps in your understanding

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            • Bob De Rosa

              Hi Ryan, Thanks for that very interesting, Although i don’t grow so it will be hard getting it raw, But nice to know I’m still getting benefit from it even though it’s cured :)

      • dave

        actually eating the “buds” raw can get you high if fat is consumed along with it. It does not need to be heated. Also putting it into alcohol for a while will release THC too and get you high (without being heated).

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        • This is an incorrect statement .. to eat a bud “raw” means to eat it straight off the plant before it is dried out which in fact will not get you “high” because it is not psychoactive yet .. eating a dry bud will get you “high” due to the fact that decarboxylation (which is the process that activates the psychoactive properties of cannabis by adding heat) occurs to some degree during the drying process. and also i would never recommend anyone using the alcohol method as it pulls other chemicals out of the cannabis as well including alot of chlorophyll which will give you a tart and unwanted taste … co2 and bho is the only way swim would use to create the oil. in closing … you absolutely 100% need to heat thc before it becomes a substance that will get you “high” … hope this helps guys

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          • Vi Qiong

            I agree. I got high from dried leaves on pizza.

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          • David D.

            I have provided instances where you are inaccurate. Please stop lying.

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          • David D.

            Kerrie, This is what he said,

            “thats why rick simpson makes iso, right? hahah i mean, dude, c’mon….dont spread your opinions around in a scientific discussion. YOUR statement is incorrect.”

            NOWHERE DOES HE SAY RICK SIMPSON USED NAPHTHA!! HE SAYS HE MAKES ISO!
            ISO IS ISOPROPANOL – AN ALCOHOL USED TO MAKE OIL,

            RICK SIMPSON DOES NOT MAKE ISO NOR USE ISO.

            His comment is 100% inaccurate and your comment is nothing more than a pathetic attempt to bash me as you didn’t even reply to the context of what I was saying.

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            • Kerrie

              Kerrie, This is what he said,

              “thats why rick simpson makes iso, right? hahah i mean, dude, c’mon….dont spread your opinions around in a scientific discussion. YOUR statement is incorrect.”

              NOWHERE DOES HE SAY RICK SIMPSON USED NAPHTHA!! HE SAYS HE MAKES ISO!
              ISO IS ISOPROPANOL – AN ALCOHOL USED TO MAKE OIL,

              RICK SIMPSON DOES NOT MAKE ISO NOR USE ISO.

              His comment is 100% inaccurate and your comment is nothing more than a pathetic attempt to bash me as you didn’t even reply to the context of what I was saying.

              What I said was that Rick Simpson does in fact have videos on YouTube where he states that he uses Naptha, but he goes on to say that one could use ISO or any other solvent. That is NOT incorrect, you go find the video yourself, it is not my duty to prove things or educate you.

              You keep claiming that I have put out a lot of inaccurate info, yet when I asked you to kindly point out what I have been incorrect about….you fail to mention. You just want to fight about what another person’s post said or didn’t say. Movin’ on.

          • David D.

            Dear nathan richardson,

            your comment is another example of you spewing regurgitation without verifying your facts.

            Rick simpson used pure Naphtha to create his oil. NOT ISO. ISO is isopropanol alcohol and Naphtha is any of various volatile often flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures used chiefly as solvents and diluents.

            Check your facts please before spewing ignorance as truth.

            Thanks a bunch!

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            • Kerrie

              Dear nathan richardson,

              your comment is another example of you spewing regurgitation without verifying your facts.

              Rick simpson used pure Naphtha to create his oil. NOT ISO. ISO is isopropanol alcohol and Naphtha is any of various volatile often flammable liquid hydrocarbon mixtures used chiefly as solvents and diluents.

              Check your facts please before spewing ignorance as truth.

              Thanks a bunch!

              Actually, this is half right. Rick Simpson’s videos, made by him, he states that he uses Naptha, but that you can use ISO or any other type of solvent. HOWEVER, if you are making RSO for treating a serious illness say like cancer, it is HIGHLY recommended that you NOT use NAPTHA or ISO or any SOLVENT. These people are already sick, and even trace amounts of any solvent that has not been evaporated or burned off can be VERY HARMFUL to the patient. I make ROS currently for two cancer patients. One is a 4th stage ovarian cancer, and the other is brain tumor. I use ONLY EVERCLEAR or Bacardi 181 Rum to make the RSO for them, as it’s grain alcohol so IF by some chance it all did not get evaporated off, it is not going to be more harmful to their delicate immune state.
              Try to kick dirt on me all you want. I do NOT have to prove anything to you Joe, Nathan or anyone else. As I have said before, I am 100% confident in the information I have gained from being a GROWER and patient for many, many years now. Trial and error, I have paid my dues as a grower, and have the knowledge needed to produce beautiful, healthy all feminized plants. I don’t need the nod or approval from you, my garden tells me I know what I am doing. :-)

          • nathan richardson

            thats why rick simpson makes iso, right? hahah i mean, dude, c’mon….dont spread your opinions around in a scientific discussion. YOUR statement is incorrect.

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          • Darlene

            Hi Ryan…..Will I get the medicanal good effects from the dried bud if I eat it, besides getting abit high.

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      • Joe is RIGHT. To activate THC to a psychoactive substance, youmust HEAT IT. Also, when you heat it you will want use a lipid (fat) such as butter/oil to make it psychoactive when you eat it. (ie when you cook it in butter then eat it… it will get you high)

        But when you straight up JUICE the raw buds and drink it straight… it won’t get you high… BUT IT IS VERY GOOD FOR YOU. Like Anti-Cancer good.

        Don’t believe me? Check cancer.gov.

        The best idea when juicing is to add green apples, lemon juice, lil cucumber. It’ll freshen it up if you aren’t into the taste.

        I HIGHLY SUGGEST JUICING!

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        • are you talking about the leaves or the buds or both?

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        • Danny

          You mean just throw the bud in my juicer? I take it the bud is not dried.

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        • DAnnick L-Jackson

          Cannabis teas are delicious with honey!! (hot water does the psychoactive thing)

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          • Lori

            but do you get any reaction by drinking the tea i love to drink tea in the morning but dont want to get a buzz before work lol

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        • happy juicer

          do lemon, carrot, dark green leaf vegs..and ginger, and apples fan leafs that is the big ticket …mmmm goood for you… oh and water it down if it is to strong.

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          • David D.

            Hi again! I don’t want to be the one to sound like a dick so please don’t take this the wrong way. I would just like to help put some light on decarboxylation and cannabis.

            When cannabis dried it does in fact go through some decarboxylation. it does not go through very much however. The majority of THCA stays as THCA after it’s dried if it’s dried naturally. Even if adding a slight amount of heat will not totally decarboxylate the THCA into THC.

            Here is a nice site that has gone and done some lab work in regards to decarboxylation.

            http://www.marijuanagrowershq.com/decarboxylating-cannabis-turning-thca-into-thc/

            You’ll see how after X amount of time at Y heat total decarboxylation occurs.

            If you look at those numbers provided by the lab results, If you eat it dried prior to true decarboxylation, it has a vast amount more THCA than THC. I wouldn’t agree it’ll get you “blitzed” but would most certainly give you a buzz.

            I don’t appreciate the way you ended your comment to Happy Juicer, You end by saying,

            “not trying to be a dick or anything just please do your homework when you come to a sight and say something incorrect with such confidence”

            Yet, you came to this site, and posted that incorrect information with such confidence just like happy juicer did.

            I’m not going to suggest anything to you that you suggested to happy juicer but I will say how you ended your post with happy juicer did you no justice.

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          • Ryan Clifton

            happy juicer … i am sorry but when you said “if it is curd you still must heat it..hash also” you are incorrect .. to get “high” THCA must be converted into THC through a process called decarboxylation and that process happens when your cannabis is cured .. (i.e. dried).. therefore you do not need to heat it after it is cured .. you can eat a dry bud and get blitzed from it ..and when you create hash you do so with dry cannabis, if you eat a gram of hash you will seemingly hallucinate you get so stoned .. not trying to be a dick or anything just please do your homework when you come to a sight and say something incorrect with such confidence

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        • Ryan Clifton

          alex .. while i agree with 99 percent of what you said here .. i must comment on the lipids .. once the thca is decarboxylated into thc by adding low ammounts of heat .. you do not need to consume any fats with it to get the high … that just makes it easier for cooking purposes .. you can still eat a …. so to simplify .. once a low ammount of heat is applied or if the bud is dry and cured .. it is psychoactive no matter your method of consumption

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          • happy juicer

            if it is curd you still must heat it..hash also

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        • Omelets are tasty, can’t say whether it would make you high as I used leaves.

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        • Preet

          Hi Joe and Alex,
          I have seen people heating hashish before filling it in ciggerate. The reason for heating is to make THC psychoactive? I mean without heating THC would remain non-psychoactive?

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          • Ryan Clifton

            preet … in order to harvest hashish .. you must dry (cure) the buds first… during this process decarboxylation occurs which turns thca into thc .. so yes .. hashish is already psychoactive before smoking it which is why you will get very high if you eat it as well

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          • Gordon

            People heat hash in order to soften it and make it easy to pull apart and put in a cigarette.
            That process does not “activate” it…you’re going to smoke it anyway!

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            • Preet

              Thanks for your reply. Does it mean that HTC is already psychoactive in Hashish without heating?

        • Dan

          SWIM eats his herbs raw and unheated. Works just fine…

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          • brando

            Why do you feel the need to use SWIM. STOP IT

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  3. I do not agree, this is right:
    In order for the THC to be activated in such a way that one will get high, it is not necessary to be heated or burned. Eating it raw is neither tasty nor practical, that is why often people bake them into cookies, brownies etc. But eating it raw produce high and psychoactive state.
    Prooved on mine.

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    • blah

      it can get you a little high ONLY because your body temperature heats it up a slight bit. your only getting a VERY small percentage that way

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    • Kevin Kershaw

      You are wrong. THC needs to be activated by HEAT to become the active THCA state that gets you “high”. If you eat Cannabis raw, you will not get “high”. This is a well-known and documented fact.

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      • nathan richardson

        hahahaha really? thats why i got high every single time i ate it then? weird.

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      • Kerrie

        Difference between eating it Raw and needing to use Heat to extract the cannibinoids people, let’s first get the wording right, then perhaps the arguing would not be needed. Eating it raw will in fact get you “high” IF you were to eat enough of it, the liver would do all the converting needed. Extracting the THC, CBD’s & CBN’s, Etc., can and is effective done with cold press methods, no heat required. In fact I make concentrates using no heat whatsoever. My last batch of honeycomb tested out at over 96% pure. So I know what I am talking about, you take that to the bank Jack! Have a peacfull day :-)

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        • David D.

          Hi Kerrie,

          Do you have available, The results which show your last batch was over %96?

          I would like to believe you but I just can’t take someones word for it as evidence. It’s irresponsible really to take ones word when I’m trying to base, or form my own opinion on as many facts as I can source.

          Thanks a bunch!

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          • David, she’s right about you… All you are doing is being ridiculous about her comments throughout this… The child in this picture is you, why be so uptight about whether she attained 96%, or not? It’s all about what can be attained, not who did it…

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          • David D.

            please, refrain from acting like a child. Name calling only proves your juvenilism.

            What makes it matter who it was made by?
            This is what makes it matter.

            ” In fact I make concentrates using no heat whatsoever. My last batch of honeycomb tested out at over 96% pure. So I know what I am talking about, you take that to the bank Jack!” [sic]

            That said by you right there. I want proof of what was claimed. If you can not prove it then it does not exist. Simple. Even if it did, you can not support the claim with evidence and just causes people to believe you blindly. And that’s not acceptable in my world. I don’t know you, I don’t trust you. I’ve seen where you’ve been inaccurate in other statements so I do not believe this to be true either..

            That’s why I want the proof. I don’t care what the lab says in general, I want specific proof, Thus why I said if the lab will give it out to any ordinary schmoe off the street, I would not consider them a credible lab.

            You can claim your products are whatever you want. Without proof, They’re nothing.

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          • David D.

            Hi Kerrie,

            No, your word is not proof. I can not call green leaf and blindly ask them either. I’m sure they don’t just give out random data over the phone to unknown persons. If they do I certainly don’t trust that lab. Even if they did, There’s no proof it was YOUR honeycomb as you claim.

            I see you love to voice opinion and claim things are facts but haven’t once been able to provide anything as evidence..

            You ma’am are untrustworthy.

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            • Kerrie

              OMG, you are stupid. I suggested that you call the lab if you are hell bent of some kind of proof. Calling the lab to inquire as to what the highest percentages of samples they have seen come in, would in no way shape or form discredit the validity of the lab doing the testing or the product tested. They most certainly would not give out the name of the grower, just the THC, CBD and CBN %’s. And what would it matter if it were produced by me or some other joe blow? You sounded as if you were asking for verification because you doubt the percentages that I mentioned, so I offered a suggestion. I don’t need to prove anything to you or anyone else. I am secure with the knowledge that I have gained as a grower & patient over the many years. I don’t need to get your stamp of approval. My product is high end, top quality, that’s all the PROOF I need thank you very much.

          • David D.

            Hi Kerrie,

            No I am looking for your results to I can take what you said above to Kevin Kershaw as truth. But you don’t so I can’t.

            I was already aware of how to get things tested it’s nothing new to me I was asking you because I wanted to verify what you claimed so I can further take your other posts as a valid source of information as well.

            Thanks for the reply.

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            • Kerrie

              I know what you were asking for and I answered you, I didn’t pay for them so I didn’t get any hard copy paperwork. As I stated tho, feel free to call the lab Green Leaf Lab and ask them what the highest %’s are that they have tested. I would think that would be “proof” enough to establish what I have stated to be fact.

          • Kerrie

            I do not have any of my test results, as I was working for a medical marijuana testing lab and because I didn’t have to pay for my testing, I do not own the report. If you want “proof” that concentrates (that’s what mine was, a BHO concentrate) can and do in fact have that high of percentages, why don’t you just contact some local labs and question them as to the highest percentages they have tested out for flowers, concentrates, tinctures and edibles? That is a simple way of getting tested results. Now you know!

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  4. Luminousman

    marijuana leaf will irritate your gut lining that is why we extract with butter, alcohol or butane. each one yielding different % depending on application.

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    • i have been eating it more lately, pancakes, cornbread, beans. If i eat enough i get a pleasant boost to my mood all day long and sleep like a baby at night. Gonna start making tinctures and already have made Rick Simpsons THC Oil and use it to really sleep well at night. When i eat it i dont want to drink as much alcohol as usual.

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      • Kerrie

        Funny you say that you don’t feel the urge to drink as much alcohol. A new study is being done in Isreal with using Cannibis to treat alcoholics and is showing to be quite effective. Good news! :-)

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    • Have nerve Damage. If HEMP , Medical Cannabis was at around ,Then Neither would I be for very Long. Lily Wallflower not to mention it’s ability t heal and provide for everyone. They way on extract the THC IS KEY! Juicing Cannabis would be Perfect. and using everything. Should be Made Legal Across the BOARD { NATION WIDE AND & INTERNATIONALLY }

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  5. Luminousman

    However, HOW are we supposed to ingest raw plant without heating it ? Ludicrous !

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    • eray

      The same way we’d juice any other raw green vegetable. Putting it in the juicer with carrots or apples or celery, or some combo. I’m ready to try it!

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  6. Where does eating hemp seeds play out in this? Are there any other results than just getting good proteins and fatty acids? Does eating the seeds have any anti-cancer effect?

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    • Barbara Trovato

      I am interested in learning more about possible anti-cancer effects from eating hemp seeds also. They are available in my area, they are labeled as raw, organic shelled hemp seeds. Very nutritious, and legal – but if they can do more for me than that I sure want to know about it. Also want to know if shelling them would destroy the cancer fighting properties.

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  7. I need to start growing my own weed!! STATTTTTT

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  8. glandix

    I’d be interested in what (if any) benefits are available from vaping instead of smoking, since there is no combustion, no smoke, etc …

    heh yah, you can definitely get high off of weed by eating it without heating it 😉

    above, they mentioned juicing the plant, which would be one way to ingest it without heating it

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    • Tigger

      I used to put it in a clairol facial vaporizer. Very relaxing and my skin was fantastic!! Definitely better than water-only.

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  9. I don’t understand why is ‘getting high’ a problem? It is my firm belief that hemp is a complete plant which can be used for many things (building, fuel, textile, food..) but also enjoyment, relaxation, mood elevation. What is wrong with that and why would anyone want to avoid it? It is not addictive, you will not rape, injure, hallucinate, or harm yourself or anyone else when under the influence so please don’t demonize that part of the plant – it is a blessing like any other part of it.

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    • nathan richardson

      its the damn two-faced medical marijuana community high horse. i really hate it. when i was living in los angeles, i’d always have to walk away from conversations with holier than thou medical advocates who all of the sudden have never smoked weed in their life to get high. it’s pretty pathetic.

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    • it is not a problem for you, but can be a problem for others. while not “technically” addictive, it can be extremely habit-forming. notice how not everyone responds the same to alcohol – some people are funny, some people are maudlin, some people are jerks? same thing with most psychoactive agents (and i know there are mushroom and LSD lovers who would love to know what’s “wrong” with hallucination and why you group it with violent criminal behavior). i know people who smoke weed and go have a fun, productive day – hell, i’ve known people who smoke pot and then work out intensely, smoke pot all day and are fine. i also know plenty of people who smoke pot and do nothing, and are not happy but rather numb – i’m 47 and I’ve been around cannabis enthusiasts most of my life, and i know far more people who’ve given it up because it killed their motivation and drained their finances, and/or exacerbated their depression. i’ve also witnessed it have profoundly positive effects for people living with AIDS and other diseases.

      so i guess my point is that it’s important to recognize that people are different and respond to substances differently. cannabis is just a nice plant (like other nice plants) with some great potential – it need not be demonized or beatified.
      respectfullly

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    • C S

      Maybe we don’t want to green out? I made a batch of cookies, they were delicious but way too strong and I was so very sick. I never want to experience that feeling again. I’d love to reap the benefits without the effects.

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    • that is 100% opinion based. some people such as those suffering from fibromyalgia taking prescription drugs such as lyrica, are trying to regain a sense of normality in there life because due to the adverse effects of such prescriptions, have limited them to light tasks. people like this would love to benefit from the healing properties cannabis offers without the “high” which has definitely been proven to decrease short term memory as well as being tired and depending on strain .. couch locked .. so it is a great thing to be able to juice or just eat raw cannabis before it is dried to not gain any psychoactive effects the plant offers.

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    • Laurie Lotusbeam

      some people are just afraid of “getting high” if they have never experienced it.

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  10. Sounds good to me all the way around!! Thank’s for the information.

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  11. RealBizMarkie

    Cannabis is good for you, regardless method of consumption.

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  12. Anna Redhawk

    My doctor said that cannabis is good for me. I have Fibro and am allergic to the first line drugs, (ibuprofen and the like). He recommends both smoking and eating for me.

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    • Kerrie

      I bet your Dr. actually say to vaporize NOT smoke! There is a BIG difference. No Dr. would recommend a patient to smoke, as it does do damage to the lungs, period! Vaporizing does NOT damage the lungs whatsoever.

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    • Una Blogger

      In your example, the *burn* is only good for the analgesic affects that come with “being high,” while juicing the fresh, raw plant is more nutraceutical (anti-inflammatory, neuro-protective, “healthful”).

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      • Ryan Clifton

        una .. i assume by “the burn” you mean smoking .. while yes smoking cannabis will alleviate pain .. i wouldnt go as far as to say you only get analgesic affects in this manner .. people with Fibromyalgia and copd (which are directly associated with pain) reap great benefits from juicing raw cannabis without ever having to smoke it or feel any high of the sort .. yes smoking it will relieve pain faster but its not a one way or the other type of thing its more of a preference to your daily life.

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        • Mathew

          your juicing nonsense is idiotic. I’m going to devote a day to proving you’re a shill..

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          • Skepical one

            Hi, I’m not even sure where to begin in this thread but I’m guessing here is a good start. I got scared scrolling down..

            I’m afraid your saying something is not considered “proof” Mr. Martino.
            I believe Mr. Clifton was asked to provide documented proof that juicing a cannabis plant was by far the best method for ingesting it.

            Where I see you state eating it raw or juicing it keeps the cannabinoids in tact. But you also fail to provide proof, or evidence if you will that juicing it is BY FAR the best method for ingesting it.

            I think people just want evidence. There is plenty for other methods such as baking with cannabutter etc that proof or evidence if you will, should be easy to provide in regards to juicing it. No?

            Thanks for your time reading and replying.

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          • Brooks

            ” juicing IS BY FAR the best method for ingesting marijuana and there is plenty of proven scientific evidence confirming this”

            PROVE IT!

            Show everyone this proof!

            If you can’t it’s nothing but opinion and propaganda.

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            • - Collective Evolution

              The proof is in that smoking marijuana changes the stats of the cannabinoids so they can no longer be therapeutically effective for treating the immune system. Eating it raw or juicing it keeps the cannabinoids in tact. No one is telling anyone to stop smoking marijuana if that is what they want to do, more so, that the myth behind smoking it being great for therapeutic reasons is just that, a myth.

          • Ryan Clifton

            again .. you insult with no information to support why juicing is nonsese and idiotic .. that .. to me .. is nonsense and idiotic .. and i am far from a shill .. i completely agree with the cannabis movement i believe it is wrong for weed to be illegal in any sense … juicing IS BY FAR the best method for ingesting marijuana and there is plenty of proven scientific evidence confirming this so for you to say that its incorrect or idiotic is … well .. just dumb

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  13. shaz

    What about hemp milk, you can buy it in Tesco in the UK? Can it help with cancer etc?

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    • Skepical one

      No. Nothing legal will help with cancer as it stands. If you can buy it at a corner gas station or grocery store it’s commercial hemp that has ZERO use when it comes to cancer.

      What helps with cancer is Marijuana oil. Oil made from the marijuana cannabis plant.
      It contains the cannabinoids you seek for aiding with cancer.

      I wish people would call it hash oil instead. It would make it much less confusing for people that don’t know anything about cannabis culture.

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  14. hippie dude

    “If you have heard of Rick Simpson you have heard of his methods of preparing cannabis or hemp in such a way where he is able to extract the oil from it and use that oil to treat cancer.”

    simpson does not “extract the oil” from cannabis, he extracts cannabinoids into the oil, cannabinoids are soluble only in oil & alcohol (or other solvents), this is why people make extractions with butter (butter fat absorbs the cannabinoids) or vegetable oil to use in edibles, or alcohol to make a tincture, the latter being very common in pharmacies a century ago … the process for these is most likely viewable on youtube…

    also, raw cannabis, buds, hash, whatever the case may be will get you high, if you eat enuf of it, that’s why there is a myth that eating bud won’t get you high, becuz it’s silly to sit & eat a bag of primo when smoking a couple bowls will get you good & high, & of course you have to eat a lot less hash than bud to catch a buzz as hash is nearly pure trichomes … i know this simply becuz i have tested it myself

    i would have shared this article, but it is full of inaccuracies like those noted above, this is very useful info about the therapeutic benefits of consuming raw cannabis & kudos for getting it out there, but perhaps a little more research & fact checking would be good in order to clarify the language & verify the perceptions

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    • Kerrie

      Hippy dude,
      YES, finally someone got it right! I am so annoyed at all the mis-information put out there by people who THINK they know what they are talking about, when it is clear that they do NOT. I have been a grower, patient and caregiver for years. I have done my homework, research and tested it all out. Thanks for your post, it’s refreshing to see. :-)

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      • nathan richardson

        see, thats the problem, you HAVE done your homework….most people haven’t. people love to sound like they know what they’re talking about, so they just regurgitate things they hear, and never bother to check their “facts” or even realize if they’ve gotten their information right, or in the right context.

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        • David D.

          Hi Nathan,

          I like this post. The part where you go on praising Kerrie about doing her homework. As appose to so many others on here that love to sound like they know what they’re talking about and just regurgitate things they hear, Never bothering to check their “facts” or even realizing if they’ve gotten their information right, or in the right context.

          Bravo Sir!! Makes me wonder what this good fellow was talking about here..


          nathan richardson
          May 8, 2013 at 1:29 pm

          NO! it is NOT true….jesus, man….where do you people get this stuff….did you seriously google that, and when you saw “thc” and “breast milk” in the same paragraph, you decided your research was complete?”

          Oh wait that’s you spewing regurgitated nonsense around this forum before having checked their “facts” or even realizing if you’ve gotten your information right or in the correct context.

          Right, Way to discredit yourself, Bro..

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  15. rich m.

    If it is Legalizedfor medical or recreational the government will make a lot of money by taxing it like tobacco and alcohol. I would use it for my medical conditions which are too long to list and it will better my quality of life.

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