7 Ways to Incorporate Raw Cannabis into Your Diet
Did you know raw cannabis is linked to enhanced immune functioning, increased bone density, and improved communication between nerve cells? Or that raw cannabis is a potent anti-inflammatory?
Simply put, cannabis is a superfood. Like other vegetables or leafy greens, cannabis contains naturally derived vitamins, minerals, and nutrients.
Cannabis is unique from other vegetables though because it also contains important compounds known as cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are the active compounds in cannabis. The most abundant of these compounds are THCA and CBDA, also know as acidic cannabinoids, which convert into THC and CBD once heated.
A growing body of research indicates there are enormous health benefits to consuming THCA and CBDA, which are only found in raw or unheated forms cannabis.
Curious how to incorporate this superfood into your diet? Here are 7 healthy ways.
Salads are a simple and nutritious way to consume acidic cannabinoids. They’re also versatile. Depending on the season, you can create a variety of combinations with fresh produce.
It’s important to note that including healthy fats such as avocado or chia seeds are key when making a raw cannabis salad. Why? Raw cannabis can be mildly irritating to the digestive track. Although this side effect is rare, it is possible. One way you can counteract this effect is by incorporating a balanced blend of ingredients. This way, your body is able to easily digest cannabis alongside other ingredients such as apples, blueberries, carrots, and other nutritious foods. This will also help offset the bitter quality of raw cannabis.
In addition, only consume clean raw cannabis. In its raw form, cannabis can contain microbes such as salmonella and ecoli. To ensure your cannabis is clean, soak the leaves in cold water for at least five minutes. For an extra precaution, add apple cider vinegar to the mix. The apple cider vinegar will help eliminate harmful bacteria. Keep in mind that any raw cannabis recipe should start with clean leaves. Otherwise, you risk ingesting unwanted pesticides, fungicides, and other harmful microbes.
Eating a cannabis salad is only one way to integrate raw cannabis into your diet. Juicing is another great way. One benefit of juicing is that you’re able to maximize your body’s cannabinoid absorption rate.
According to Dr. William Courtney, a leading raw cannabis specialist, we should aim to juice around 15 leaves per day along with around 2 large fresh ground buds. Skip the stems. Why? Cannabis stems contain cystolith hairs. Composed of calcium carbonate, these hard, needle-like hairs can be irritating to the throat if swallowed. So, stick to the leaves or buds.
Buds are beneficial because they contain the highest concentration of cannabinoids. However, the most powerful dietary combination includes both leaves and buds. Juicing happens to be one of the easiest ways for our bodies to digest cannabinoids. Like with all raw cannabis infusions, the fresher the better.
One thing to keep in mind when you’re juicing cannabis is that it’s important to space your consumption throughout the day. This is because our bodies have the tendency to eliminate the juice rapidly. Dr. William Courtney recommends taking around 5 doses of 60ml. He also suggests shaking the mixture to evenly distribute the fatty acids. This way, our bodies are able to more efficiently absorb the cannabinoids.
Salads are a fantastic way to introduce more fresh produce into your diet. And what goes great with salad? Dressing. Tantalizing our taste buds, salad dressings make a plain bed of veggies pop.
However, not all dressings are created equally. Thousand Island, Ranch, and Caesar dressings are amongst the worst. Packed with sodium, fat, and sugar these unhealthy dressings can pack on unwanted pounds.
To put things into perspective, four tablespoons of Caesar Dressing contains around 340 calories, 36 grams of fat, and 680 mg of sodium – not the healthiest choice. The best option then is to make dressing at home. This way you’ll have more power of the ingredients. Better yet, you’ll also be able to include raw cannabis.
Raw cannabis can increase the nutritional value of your dressing. Cannabis in its raw form features a bold and somewhat spicy flavor, so it is best paired with kale, peppers, and spinach. To incorporate raw cannabis in a dressing, you will first need to grind it. Use a grinder or food processor to help break down the plant material. Then, blend the mixture with ingredients like; olive oil, balsamic vinegar, raw honey, and salt.
Need some inspiration? Here is a cannabis salad dressing recipe to get you started.
What’s better than a sandwich? A cannabis sandwich. While this duo may seem to be an unlikely combination, once you’ve tried it, you may never go back.
Cannabis fan leaves make a great substitute for lettuce. However, you will need to cut up the leaves first. You’ll also want to keep in mind raw cannabis provides a distinct flavor. Expect a bitter taste, think arugula. Raw cannabis leaves also contain a mild to hot spiciness. The level of spiciness depends on the strain.
Raw cannabis leaves work well with ingredients such as tomatoes, cucumber, lemon, olive oil, mushrooms, basil, garlic, and vinegar. It’s important to mention that you’ll need to stick to cold sandwiches if you want to absorb the cannabinoid acids. Heat will initiate the conversion process of THCA and CBDA into THC and CBD.
Salsa is quick and delicious. Loaded with vegetables, it’s full of vitamins and minerals. Adding raw cannabis makes salsa even healthier. Some may argue even tastier with the right ingredients!
The spiciness and bitter quality of raw cannabis pairs perfectly with salsa staples like tomatoes, onion, and cilantro. Just how spicy is raw cannabis? Expect a heat level that ranges from table pepper to a mild jalapeno pepper.
If you need to offset the spiciness, consider adding a healthy sweetener like mangos.
Searching for a refreshing treat on a warm day? Try raw cannabis popsicles. It’s a great way to nourish your body with cannabinoids in their acidic state. Popsicles also happen to be easy to make.
You will just need a popsicle maker to get started. For the healthiest version, combine chopped cannabis leaves with water along with your choice of fruits or vegetables. Skip the fruit juice if you’re watching your sugar intake. Chop up your ingredients, add the liquid, and freeze.
Sauces are versatile. They can be incorporated into just about every dish imaginable. From seafood to pasta to vegetables and poultry – there’s a place for sauces. Sauces that contain fresh vegetables are the healthiest. And cannabis is, after all, a vegetable.
A serving of cannabis provides the body with antioxidants, essential amino acids, omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids, along with cannabinoid acids like THCA and CBDA.
Raw cannabis can be incorporated into a variety of sauces. However, to reap the raw benefits, you’ll need to enjoy the sauce cold or at room temperature. Sauces such as pesto or tahini sauce are good options.
Can You Eat Raw Weed & Get High?
The debate over eating raw weed has been going on for years. Both sides have been argued pretty hard, so I’m going to shed some light on the subject once and for all.
In short, yes you can get high from eating raw weed. BUT, it’s probably the absolute worst way to ingest marijuana if your aim is to get high. You are going to have to use wayyyy more marijuana to experience the same high as opposed to smoking or cooking edibles. You would probably need around an 1/8 of high quality bud to feel much of an effect. At that amount, you’re much better off using that 1/8 to last multiple smoke sessions instead of wasting it all at one time.
Now, this article is about getting high off eating weed. If you are interested in non-psychoactive effects of consuming cannabis then check out one of my other articles: Juicing Cannabis: Everything You Need To Know
To understand why consuming raw weed is such a waste we have to talk about the difference between THCA and THC. When a cannabis plant is growing it is non-psychoactive. This is because there is no THC – only THCA, which doesn’t get you high. If you take weed fresh from a plant it won’t do anything. THCA has to be converted into THC. Some of this conversion will happen during the curing phase; however, much of the conversion happens when the THCA is heated (e.g. smoking or cooking). So, when you just eat weed raw you’re losing out on a bunch of THC that never got converted.
One solution would be to heat the cannabis in the oven. This will help activate more of the THC and increase the effects. There still lies another problem though. Digested cannabis has to enter your bloodstream to cause an effect. Raw cannabis is difficult for your body to process so you end up with some of your THC simply passing through your digestive track and being expelled as waste. This is why people cook their weed into edibles. If you bond the THC with fat or alcohol it makes it much easier for your body to process and you get a much fuller effect.
There you have it. You can get high off of eating a whole bunch of raw weed, but I really can’t see too many situations (if any) where this would be your best bet. Not to mention it is going to taste pretty awful.
Have you ever tried eating raw cannabis? I would love to hear your story in the comments.
Update: Several people in the comments have stated that eating raw cannabis has made them feel sick. Just another reason it’s not a good idea.
Update 2: A commenter brought up a very good point. A lot of commercial growers are using pesticides, fungicides, ect. This could very well be the reason people report getting sick from eating raw cannabis. Thanks to everyone who comments!
If you enjoyed this article then here’s a few of my other article you might enjoy:
- Juicing Cannabis: Everything You Need To Know
- Can Weed Go Bad? + Storage Tips
- 11 Marijuana Terpenes You Should Know About
Thank you so much!
I think this is some good info but you left out how beneficial raw cannabis is when ingested. I searched this to find out how high you may get if you ate it but my real purpose is if I ingested it would that be better on a beneficial level rather than just get high? Found out that this is true. Consider adding to your article to make a more objective opinion since both sides of the coin are apparent here.
Yeah, juicing cannbis certainly has it’s benefits. I focused mostly on the high part because it’s a question I get asked ofter. I’ll try to update the post soon. Thanks
Make sure you wash the cannabis before juicing due to pesticides. Wash it in luke warm water to remove the bleach and other additives.
Yup I started eating it raw and enjoy a pretty healthy high. I’m careful where I get my stash and I don’t get ill. I will chew on a small bud and feel some effects within 10 minutes and something more intense after digestion. I almost feel as if I’m awakening spiritually. Oh ya, I don’t smell like weed neither.
That’s very true bruv. I think in Africa raw weed can f… U up trust me so most people are SCARED of chewing
Really good point..thank you..
Love this post. Raw cannabis ingestion helped my grandma with her dementia.
Awesome! Thanks for checking out my blog. Cheers.
Thank-you so so so very much for sharing your knowledge, intelligence, experiences, research, and personal thoughts on MJResearching mj on the internet, can lead to some pretty odd and idiotic just plain stupid spots.Thank the Lawwwd I came across your website.
I think it tastes really good in salad but tbat is just me my family says I’m weird
I just had a raw bud tea and it feels good l eat the bud and it’s not bad
I have ingested a bud and had an unusual and nice high, The trick was to let it sit in my mouth in my cheek and absorb through the mucosal lining. ( similar method to homeopathy)
I slowly nibbled on it to let it break down. It was in my mouth for likely a half hour before it was gone. The high snuck up about an hour later and lasted a few hours. It hasn’t always worked that way but that one time it did work well.
I bought some buds from a dispensary and it didn’t smoked too well, so I threw it in my closet and forgot about for about 6 months. I was cleaning out my closet one night and found it. I ate about 2 grams and went to bed. I woke up with the biggest munchies ever and I was high as fucked! Eating works like a muthafucka!!
You had a plasebo my friend, our mouths are not hot enough to convert thca into thc, so unless your bud was decarboxylated or covered in a cannabis oil that had gone through decarboxylation, I doubt you was high
Hi Bren. Please do not delegitimise Bubsie’s experience. Thank you, Adam.
Just so you know digestion is hot really hot our bodies produce heat at its resting state it’s like 98 degrees. So eating mj does work just try it
98 degrees is not hot enough to decarb marijuana. I’m not saying it doesn’t work at all, I’m just saying it doesn’t work well.
If it had been curing in his cupboard some off the thca would have converted it’s self
I ate a pinch of fresh last night. Organic, from my garden. I chewed it really well and it took about 30 minutes and I had a wonderful experience. A mellow sense of elation, and a relaxed body. It was much better than smoking it. It didn’t level me out. I cooked dinner, cleaned up the house and had energy 5 hours later. The effects are still felt the next day.
When weed grew freely and naturally plentiful, was when we ate it like herbivores.
I just want to say that a few minutes ago I eat about a 10 gram bud. Even if I don’t get as high as I would of by smoking it 10 times it was deliuose .
Hope to sleep well tonight.
I grow my own and eat a bud in a smoothie almost daily. Pleasantly high all afternoon. In spite of what experts say.
i can’t smoke..i ruined my lungs smoking many years ago. so when my friend brought over a nice big bud..we looked up “can i eat mj raw and still get buzzed”. you said “mix with fat or alcohol”. so i poured some olive oil on a piece of tin foil..crumbled some mj into it..put in toaster oven on “bake” for just maybe 30 seconds..watch it turn brown…took it out..ripped a piece of pita bread and dipped up the oil and weed…mmm..delicious..and shortly i was blown away. eating this way means a very little goes a long way. works great.
very nice. I haven’t done a tutorial myself, but if you look up ‘firecracker edibles’ on google you’ll see easy recipes for crackers. Most people use peanut butter, but I like nutella. Cheers!
Coconut oil has a very high smoke point, so it would be the best at preserving the complex compounds while still letting it cook. Get refined oil if you don’t like the strong coconut taste.
Great idea will try tonight !
So are you saying eating weed is more effective than smoking it ? Wow that’s good to know
I love the way weed tastes .
I ate some rsw weed just now out of curiosity, maybe its placebo effect because i didnt know i feel buzzed but it did taste like fuit you know? Like sweet it was actually not bad.
I want to make edibles but I don’t want to decarbox the weed. If I don’t, do you think I would still fail a drug test? Right now, I buy CBD for back pain and anxiety and it works great but it’s expensive as hell so I thought I’d try to make it myself. LOL!! One of my friends gave me recipe cause she makes edibles.
I had a 6 foot plant outside. A plane circled over my yard 4 times. I panicked. I ate all I could. googled ‘raw cannabis ‘. found this page. Now im waiting to see what I feel like. Mostly sad.
This made my day. I am sorry for your loss. But it is good to know there are others like me. Smiles!
That’s crazy mate what happened with the plane ? Did you get buzzed?
Out of pure curiosity, I just devoured about 5g and damn it feels good, tasted great sprinkled with kief too. Like, really great. As effective as edibles and smoking? I don’t know but I liked it. The high has been just a bonus really though, good god the aftertaste is divine. Ate some godbud in case anyone wanted to try it.
I eat bud all the time because I can’t always smoke, or bake it. I eat 3 small buds and chase it with a shot of vodka. Does me right.
I’ve found that if you eat raw weed with fats or alcohol, your stomach acids will do quite a bit of the decarboxilation on their own. I was in a hotel room wanting to get stoned, but I didn’t want to smoke up the room, so I went to 7/11, got some bread and PB and spread about a bowlful on a peanut butter sandwich. Took about 90 minutes to kick in, but really messed me up. I ended up drinking about 3 gallons of OJ and eating the rest of the loaf of bread in a horrible fit of cottonmouth. A few years later, I experimented with the same thing by putting it in a shot of vodka for about 30 minutes and then did the shot. Same result, though it kicked in a lot faster.
Listen, background is chronic pain, stabbing nerve damage. Naturalist, Herbivore. I smoke weed about once a month for fun. Prefer my pain relief from cosumption but it’s illegal here so I don’t very often partake- very low tolerance,
In a pinch I’ll eat a bud raw when I just can’t move. It’s not placebo effect!
* Here’s how: Rinse a nice fuzzy bud in hot water then place in your gums (like a chew). Allow it to break down slowly chewing and swallowing over an hour or as long as you can. The taste is not great. After an hour or so, you will have a body high and pain will be greatly reduced. You will sleep and dullness in pain will be noticed into the next day.
Pay attention to your body. You cannot already be stoned, drinking or on opiates to notice the nice mellow effects and pain relief of raw bud.
I eat raw buds. Yes it takes a bit it works fine for my fibromyalgia. I do get high but it’s different still good.
I love raw cannabis. I have to eat it. I am hooked on it. I get extremely high on it. Plus I smoke it in blunts. I spend alot but I it is a necessity at this point. Just smoking it is not enough. I don’t really go for edibles. I feel that is a waste of weed. Pretty plants taste so good.
I am an old guy who used to eat weed often, raw weed back in the ’60s when an ounce went for $20. The high lasted 4 hours, the amount was one level teaspoon.
I ate an 1/8 one time of some really good trees and I was super high. Its like edibles you dont realize your high because it comes on so smooth and slow but in like 45 minutes i felt tired but about 2 hours in I was forgetting how to use my controller
Yes I have! But only a little bit to nibble on, to see how it tasted. So I am glad to see this article because I always wondered about that. This makes perfect sense of course!
Oh, I’m sure there’s not a single smoker who hasn’t taken a nibble off a nug to find out how it tastes
Sometimes, nibbling on the stems is just a fun thing to do, and it tastes just like a really strong pot cookie.
Yesterday I spent 5 hours laying in bed experiencing the worst high of my life, all from one bud I ate in the morning. I eat raw cannabis on a regular basis to deal with chronic joint pain. I’ve been trying to find a strain work best for this treatment. Ironically, the cannabis I ate yesterday was known for a weak high. I would like to juice instead, but I don’t have access to the greens
Very interesting. Thanks for sharing. Juicing has fascinated me as well. I would love to learn more about it.
Let me see if I got this right…either that or I’m gonna feel like a huge fool. It’s easier or cheaper just to eat weed, than it is to purchase greens to make an equally beneficial juice from the greens? Yup, you may be high right now! 8) Much Love!
I take a fruit roll up and cut into small squares. Then you put the bud inside and roll it up like a pill. Tastes great and a gram of flower helps with pain all day. I prefer RSO, but when I’m out I ingest the cured flower and have never gotten sick, but I also grow my own organically.
I have been eating bud for the last few months off and on to deal with back pain. I’m just now learning that cooking it or making hot tea works better. It’s a learning process for sure. Good luck with the pain relief.
Thank you, I’m suffering from back pain, looking for help
I have consumed it several times because i cannot afford smell when i smoke….. nor i can cook it….
but i agree with u because it also made me sick for 5 days still running where i can’t understand what is actually happening….. nor i can go to seek medical assistance because its illegal… but i guess i will from now on stop taking it completely….
so dont take it raw…..DONT
Thanks for sharing. You’re the second person to claim they got sick from it.
You can seek medical help…the doctor won’t rat you out trust me
laying in bed and decided to nibble a piece off a bud because I was curious about the taste. It wasn’t the best tasting.. And it felt like I had to keep chewing before I could swallow. Was curious to see if anyone else has tried it!
and there seems to be a growing number of people claiming it makes them feel ill which is another drawback.
Ive eaten it raw for years. The feeling terrible is usually from eating cannabis that was grown using additives and not properly flushed before they finished and was harvested. Some people have a weak digestive system and it just bothers them at first. Never really heard of it wreaking havock on anyones body not even crohns patient’s. But is true takes a lot to feel benefits. Cannabutter or good cannaoil best bet. Ive yet to read into or try juicing….
Yeah, juicing is interesting because it’s typically done with fresh cannabis which contains more thca than thc. Seems like it takes a lot of crop though.
Please help my cyber humans..
I started smoking at age 7. Mj. I have smoked it all my life as much as possible. Haze is my favorite. Kong bud. Arizona. Mango Pina. Purple haze. Kush. Taliban ak 47. The good stuff… No edibles ever. Some candies one summer. Really low thc pops etc.
I normally smoked 3-6 blunts per day. Maybe 1-2 grams all together. Some times more. Sometimes an ounce every two weeks. Estimate.
Now. Im 33 now. I had an accident in 2007. I have not been able to smoke since.
I split a nerve in my brain. I have zero tolerance to mj. Zero. Im part of 3% of smokers that with head trauma; like after the nfl etc. Cant smoke!
Last year. After 3 months of training, with second hand smoke. I managed to smoke. One baby bud. Ill explain. For 2-3 months. Six days per week. Id sit in a suv while my friend smoked a bowl. Maybe 3-5 minutes. Inhaled and got out of the truck. 3-5 times per day.
After. I was able to smoke. (months later) one baby bud. Put together both index fingers. Plus both thumbs. Thats a superman bud. See that diamond space? Few mm’s? In the smallest weed pipe. Will have me high for 24 hrs! Think about how much i can save! My brain has no delay. Instant high. 15 minutes. Too intense. Im naturally hyper. Then at minute 16,calm nice mellow until day 2!
Weed hits 9 receptors in your brain. Wow. So… My blunt smoking days are over.
Now. I have such low tolerance.. If one of my clients is high at work. Ill automatically get a higher high than them.
I stopped smoking for one year. Yesterday i ate. One leaf. 10 cmtr x 4cm. Felt cool. Buzzed a little tiny bit.
Today is my day two. I ate a teeny tiny bit. Feel good. So far. A little above normal. Not loaded. Just feel medicinally medicated.
All with less than a bud. Maybe 2.5 leaves. I plan to smoke one bud by January. My body cant handle any more.
I get extremely paranoid. Anxious. Basically the total oposite of what i like. I even have heard voices. I think all negative and depression thoughts.
Weed helps me eat. Relax my back pains. Helps me sleep and gather my thoughts. Also helps me artistically. Can some of you help my situation. Its very embarrassing. I dont know what to do sometimes.
When I dont smoke. I still think about it all the time. Like my body functions better completely. All i know is that im part of 3%. But I need your help on this? Im inclined to eat it for a few weeks to see the effects. I will write as much as possible.
Thank you all in advance and god bless. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.
I split the left main nerve in my brain. And i have 5 metal plates in my back. Im perfectly healthy. No drugs. Only beers. No hard liquors. I eat healthy and exercise normally. No drugs ever in my life. Only weed. And only medical marijuana. Not very strong. Just good herb.
Sorry to hear about the accident. In your case, I would highly recommend consulting a doctor about the best way to treat your condition. Sending positive thoughts your way.
I’ve read through your comment, and I’ve deduced your a lot like me, minus all the head plate/trama stuff. “When I don’t smoke, I think about it all the time.” That sounds like addiction, I know, I experience those types of thoughts frequently.
I’ve been sober for months now, I know it has negative effects on me psychologically, especially with anxiety and depressive thoughts. Pot isn’t good for people like us, it will lead to critical irreversible mental illness. I want to tell you to just stop, but I know it’s hard bc we’re psychologically addicted. It sucks to be us.
Wow what a story dude..My husband and I was touched by Ur story.. Continue to experience bud differently..It is an AMAZING plant with many proprieties.we have partaked for over 30 years and as Herb changed in potency yes but still does what it needs to..Much love to you stay groovy and God bless
hah, great to here that. love how your comment was posted at 4:20.
Hey, sorry to hear about your accident!
First off, I’ll state the obvious, that I’m not a medical doctor, nor do I intend to give medical advice.
That being said, I HAVE come across many promising studies/info about the role of cannabis on traumatic brain injury (TBI), though there’s clearly much more needed research to be done. I actually was pretty much the opposite of your situation, having never tried pot, even through college, until finally a couple years back a friend convinced me to try some edibles, and I was AMAZED… I’ve had a constant headache since as far back in childhood as I can recall (I was abused and suffered countless concussions/brain injuries, and now I’m so prone to getting a concussion I have to wear head protection all the time, but I’m still beyond grateful that my brain has been able to heal and function despite my cumulative TBI’s)… And after trying some edibles, my brain was just… BETTER. Not only is it the only thing that’s ever made my headache go away (and when I say constant, I mean literal, 24/7, until it was gone for a bit I couldn’t even be sure that I was really in as much pain as I thought I was, haha… For serious!)
So anyways, I researched it, and tried to learn as much as I could. I know there is a correlational study that noted patients with TBI that were found to have THC in their bloodstream had a significantly higher rate of survival from their TBI than those that didn’t, which, like I said, is correlation, and there’s much more research needed, but the researchers speculated that the increased chance of survival was because cannabis is known to be effective in reducing inflammation and is able to cross the blood-brain barrier, therefore likely reducing the damage the brain often suffers after the initial injury, as it swells in the limited space of the skull, which can cause damage in various ways, such as increasing the pressure inside the skull (if the fluid inside the brain remains the same, and the brain takes up more space, the fluid meant to protect the brain ends up putting intense pressure on it), and/or by the brain swelling too large for the skull (it’s a closed system, unlike most organs, where if it swells it might protrude somewhere, the brain has nowhere to go if it swells too much, and it’s VERY fragile, so when your brain swells… It’s bad news bears!)
I would encourage you to look up (even on YouTube), the “endocanabinoid system”, which is semi new science (the last decade or two, I think), but it isn’t taught as common knowledge in the medical field. Just as the circulatory system or nervous system occurs throughout the body, so does the endocanabinoid system; there are canabinoid receptors throughout cells in our bodies, not only in our brains, and that’s true regardless of if one ever allows MJ into their body! Our bodies actually make 18(?) different canabinoids within themselves… Cannabis, the plant, produces somewhere around 300+ canabinoids, which THC and TBC are just 2 of!
I’m not quite sure about what your question is, though I realize I likely didn’t answer it, though it may help others with better information if you could clarify if you are seeking ways to increase your tolerance to smoking, or if you are curious about what stains might be most beneficial for you, or if you are unsure of if continuing your habit is healthy? It does sound like you are definately having some effects that are concerning, so I do encourage you to look into further information, and as challenging as it might be, it might help to find a doctor who you feel you could trust to hear you out and listen to your concerns.
There’s also legal cannabis products (like hemp seed oil, it’s sold on Amazon!) which aren’t going to give you a high, but they may potentially help with other symptoms you would like to treat with cannabis, just note that, at least in the US, it’s illegal for them to make any claims about health benefits, etc (because the FDA hasn’t supported the claims, or something like that, I’m not sure), so you likely won’t see many products with specific claims, though they may say things like, “customers report [good things happening after taking it]”… I will say, I’m not a fan of the taste (it’s not bad, it’s just like… I don’t tend to wake up and want to eat a spoon full of olive oil, so it’s the same principle, lol… My dogs love it, and I think it’s really helped one of them)… I think there are pills with the oil in them, and there’s also a TON of herbal remedies for various health problems, you can just look up info on google
I think “Stanley Brothers” are the leading experts in hybrids of the plant for medical purposes, so depending on your needs (and budget lol) you may want to look up info on/from them (I’ve meant to look them up and haven’t, so I don’t honestly know much in that regard)
Can you vape some of the concentrated oils?
Or you could use the drops that have terpenes and high THC in them. They have them at distilleries.
I have horrible asthma so I can’t snoke either.
FDA warns pregnant and breast-feeding women to avoid CBD and cannabis products for fear of ‘serious risk’
In an Oct. 16 Consumer Update, FDA acknowledges that “CBD-containing products are everywhere,” and that while “these products often make questionable health promises about CBD” the agency “has not approved these products,” other than a trio of prescription products containing either CBD or synthetic THC.
As such, it adds, “there may be serious risks to using cannabis products, including those containing CBD, if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.”
Specifically, the agency warns that “high doses of CBD in pregnant test animals have caused problems with the reproductive system of developing male fetuses,” and it expects that “some amount of CBD will be transferred to babies through breast milk.”
In addition, it warns it is investigating the “potential for CBD products to be contaminated with substances that may pose a risk to the fetus or breastfed baby, including THC” as well as pesticides, heavy metals, bacteria and fungus.
This research is part of a broader effort by FDA to understand the effects of CBD-containing products over a person’s entire life and in combination with each other. It also is examining the “the extent the presence of CBD in human milk harms the breastfed baby or the mother’s milk production.”
So far, it notes, “there are many unanswered questions about the science, safety and quality of products containing CBD during pregnancy and while breastfeeding,” and as such it encourages women to “not put yourself or your baby at risk by using cannabis products while pregnant or breastfeeding.”