In addition to being highly nutritious (full of iron, calcium, and fiber), juicing cannabis is a potent medicine being used for cancer, arthritis, and many other diseases and conditions.
Using the plant in its raw form (unheated) it is not psychoactive, and is suitable medicine even for those who have no desire to “get high” from it.
According to Dr. William Courtney, a dietary raw cannabis specialist and a strong believer in the plants healing powers,
“you are actually walking away from 99% of the benefits cannabis provides when you cook or smoke cannabis.”
However, in its raw form, the cannabis plant contains both THCA (Tetrahydrocannabinolic-acid) and CBDA (Cannabidiolic-acid), two cannabinoids known for their medicinal benefits; each of which must be heated in order to produce THC and CBD, respectively. Only when you decarboxylate THCA, turning it into THC, does it cause psychoactive effects or “the high” most associated with smoking cannabis.
The following video documents one of Dr. Courtney's early experiences with using cannabis juice to heal: