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Cannabis Juice

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You’ve probably heard someone mention cannabis juice at some point or another, right? Not many people really know what it is because it’s still a relatively new way to consume cannabis without feeling any secondary effects.

This miracle cannabis juice recipe was invented by Dr. Courtney. This cannabis activist began studying the plant and created the juice, telling everyone that would listen about its amazing benefits – or at least the ones that he claims his plant can produce. It’s quite a peculiar way to consume cannabis, and scientists haven’t been able to confirm it fully.

Let’s have a closer look at what cannabis juice actually is.

What is cannabis juice?

Cannabis juice is made from leaves, stems, branches and buds from male and female cannabis plants. This drink reportedly has many health benefits and it can get rid of symptoms from certain illnesses or pains. It’s super easy to prepare, and anyone can do it easily in their own kitchen.

Who invented the drink itself?

Dr. William L. Courtney invented cannabis juice. This highly-regarded doctor is also an avid cannabis activist. He soon became a household name when one of his patients (Kristen Perkuski) that suffered from lupus (an illness that causes your own immune system to attach healthy cells) decided to take the treatment for her research and her many issues and symptoms got better and soon went into remission – she can now lead a normal life.

What are the benefits of drinking cannabis juice?

Cannabis and hemp plants have been studied for years now and we are all aware of their multiple health benefits. When it comes to cannabis juice, most of the benefits are due to the cannabinoids in your plants, such as THC, CBD, CBN and CBG. Chlorophyll is also incredibly beneficial, as well as the terpenes, flavonoids and alkaloids. Cannabis plants also contain a lot of magnesium and proteins. The main benefits, however, are thanks to the cannabinoids.


  • Prevents illness.
  • Anti-inflammatory.
  • Improves your immune system.
  • Anti-oxidant.
  • Prevents molecule oxidization.
  • Improves and increases metabolism.
  • Anti-bacterial.
  • Anti-convulsive.
  • Stimulates appetite.
  • Anti-depressant.
  • Anti-metastic.
  • Helps scars to heal.
  • Contains vitamins A, C and E.
  • Oxygenates blood.
  • Improves digestion.

Many of these benefits are thanks to chlorophyll, which can be used on its own thanks to its long list of benefits. Chlorophyll, on its own and in cannabis juice, is capable of:

  • Reducing cholesterol and triglycerides.
  • Helping ulcers heal.
  • Improving calcium absorption.
  • Improving memory.
  • Balancing glucose levels.
  • Fighting fungi and bacteria.

Some other reasons this juice is so reportedly good for you is that you’re consuming cannabinoids in their acidic form; THC-A, CBD-A etc. This means that they have almost no psychoactive effect at all, allowing you to make the most of every single medicinal benefit that cannabis has without getting super stoned.

When you decarb cannabis, cannabinoids lose their acidity and turn into psychoactive versions of themselves, in the case of THC, which goes from THC-A to normal THC. During this process, THCA and CBDA levels go down drastically.

Cannabis juice does not give any sensation of being high or stoned at all as long as it isn’t heated up or you haven’t used dried cannabis or dried leaves. In a worst case scenario, you might feel slightly buzzed due to the terpene combination. If you use decarbed weed, the effect is much more intense.

How do you make cannabis juice?

The first and most important step is choosing the material you’re going to make your juice with. Make sure to ONLY USE plants that have been grown 100% organically. Do not use plants that have been treated with chemicals or if you don’t know what they’ve been treated with. You’ll need to use pure water to wash the plant down, removing any dust or dirt that may have settled on it.

You’ll also need to use 100% fresh material – if the weed you use has dried up at all, it will not have the intended effect and you may get a slight high. It needs to come from a living plant.

The recommended quantity is 12 medium-sized leaves and a couple of early-harvested buds. You can also use small stems and branches.

Place the mixture in a blender with a little bit of water and mix until the texture is dense but liquidy. If it’s too dense you can add a bit more water and your medicinal cannabis juice is ready to go!

How often should you drink cannabis juice?

Once you’ve made your juice, divide it in three portions to drink throughout the day. Before taking it, we recommend mixing it with another type of natural juice such as carrot juice – 9 parts carrot juice per 1 part cannabis juice. This will improve and increase the benefits obtained and improve the flavor quite a lot too, making it easier to grow.

You can keep cannabis juice in the fridge for 3 days before it goes off.


Do not drink cannabis juice if you have gallbladder problems, kidney problems or if you’re taking anticoagulants.

Have you ever heard of cannabis juice? Do you know how to make it? Find out about its reportedly amazing medicinal benefits and the man who created it!

Juicing cannabis leaves

The cannabis plant is an outstanding health supplement, and there are so many different ways to reap the benefits of the leaves, seeds, and flowers. New applications are constantly being discovered, one of which is juicing the raw leaves of the plant to drink.

The “Real” Green Juice

Juicing has been a popular trend for years among health freaks and those looking to lose weight. When it comes to marijuana, the typical methods of consumption actually destroy many of the nutrients contained in the plant, making juicing a natural progression from more harmful methods of consumption such as smoking.

Growers and trimmers typically throw away fan leaves, broad leaves and sugar leaves that are removed from the stem during the cultivation process. Saving and juicing them is a good way to minimize waste and infuse the body with healthy vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals – natural compounds occurring only in plants which can aid human health by guarding against chronic illnesses. They are not nutrients per se, there are tons of phytochemicals in basically every healthy fruit and vegetable, and are correlated with antioxidant and even anti-cancer properties. Though it’s still tough for scientists to prove exactly what’s happening, it’s clear that plants hold important medicinal value for our bodies.

In addition to the vast nutritional power of plant juices you might already by drinking, cannabis leaves are particularly rich in phytocannabinoids CBDA and CBG , while juiced flower can offer the benefits of THCA. All of these cannabinoids offer significant anti-inflammatory and pain relieving benefits that are hard to get from “activated” or heat-processed cannabinoids like delta-9-THC and CBD.

Who Is It For?

For people who want to avoid smoking or even vaporizing, juicing is a discreet and effective way to absorb your daily cannabinoids. Without heating the plant, the psychoactive cannabinoids are not activated or released. That means that a glass of juiced cannabis won’t get you high. However, you do want to be careful with the potency of this juice.

Want to try your own cannabis juice at home? Here are some tips for a great experience:

  • Juiced marijuana should always be diluted , either with water or with another type of fruit juice, as it will be extremely acidic.
  • Juicing has no inherent health risk, though you do want to be careful to watch your sugar intake with this diet method.
  • Though there is no empirical data to support this, several people have claimed that cannabis juice successfully treated their autoimmune diseases .
  • If you feel weak, tired or hungry perhaps begin with one juice a day, rather than liquefying your entire diet.

Taste The Rainbow

My favorite adaptation that I’ve tried is cannabis with organic apple juice, though since I’m not cool enough to be friends with a grower, it’s tough to find raw material. There are a plethora of amazing recipes online supporting this fresh, healthy stoner trend. From a refreshing watermelon potion, to a sweet blend of pear juice and sweet potato or even a cannabis smoothie with yogurt , there are healthy cannabis activists sharing their most delicious juice recipes on the web to help get your creative juices flowing.

Whatever you prefer as far as fruits and veggies go, remember that cannabis and hemp are some of the most important (and underrated!) superfoods in the world, and there’s a way for everyone to drink in the benefits and good vibes of the marijuana plant.

A grower’s “trash” might just be a treasure for people who love their health.