Will juicing cannabis flowers or marijuana get me high?

Raw cannabis is not psychoactive unless it is heated, meaning there are no worries of mental or physical impairment after consuming the raw form of the plant. This rule applies to all cannabinoids such as naturally occurring acidic CBDA converting to CBD, CBGA converting to CBG, etc.

Raw cannabis contains the acidic compound THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic-acid), not the compound THC. THCA is converted into THC by the heat of combustion, vaporization or cooking in a process called decarboxylation. Only when you decarboxylate THCA, turning it into THC, does it cause psychoactive effects or the ‘high’ you may be used to when smoking cannabis.


By juicing cannabis, you receive most of the medical benefits of the plant without the high. Raw cannabis activates the cannabinoid system in the brain, which may trigger an antioxidant release and remove damaged cells from the body. Raw cannabis can be used every day and by anyone of any age, however, large doses of acidic cannabinoids have not been subjected to controlled clinical trials.

Like any other herb or seasoning, ground up raw buds can be added to smoothies or sprinkled on salads or soups. Juicing does take a lot of material. Start with a few fresh shade leaves or some raw buds.  There are a number of YouTube videos that can help get you started. Let us know what you experience.

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