Dieticians have been looking closely at the nutritional benefits of cannabis. This is in response to the fact that cannabis has become legal for medicinal use in the USA, and a more fuller understanding of the substance is needed in order for us as a country to maximize its potential. The findings suggest that cannabis is much like a vegetable, because it contains a wide and varied amount of vitamins and minerals, as well as antioxidants.

A quick look at cannabis as a vegetable in greater nutritional detail finds that it is a:

  • Fantastic source of protein
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Dairy-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Digestion is very easy
  • Large concentrations of healthy Omega-3 Omega-6.

As you can see, cannabis is excellent in so many ways.


The Nutritional Benefits of Cannabis

Dieticians believe that cannabis is as nutritious as hemp. This is despite the exact profile of cannabis not being fully explored, but experts believe it is safe to make these conclusions. There is a chance that cannabis is even more nutritious than hemp!

It is important to note at this stage that raw cannabis does not have any psychoactive effect on the brain. This means that using cannabis in its raw form will not make you high. The only way the psychoactive elements of cannabis are released is if they are heated through smoking for example.

It is possible to use the raw cannabis as you would a vegetable such as a carrot, because it can be added to smoothies, juices and salads. This way you can get the nutritional benefits of raw cannabis.

In the news, you might have come across a woman called Kristen Peskuski. She had a life that was fraught with chronic illnesses that reduced her quality of life and left her almost house bound. Traditional medicinal treatments weren’t working, so she turned to cannabis juicing. Her fortunes quickly upturned, and she has now become an advocate for the raw cannabis movement so others can benefit from the power of cannabis. Dr Courtney is a leading expert in cannabis juicing, and he has studied around fifty patients who each used cannabis juicing for chronic pain conditions, and he has found that all the patients under study experienced some form of a reduction in pain. This is especially encouraging, and suggests that not only does cannabis juice provide excellent levels of nutrients, it can also be used in the treatment of chronic pain.

For more information on the benefits of cannabis juicing, speak with your local dispensary. Check out the dispensary near me tool on to find your nearest dispensary that can offer advice.