How to Make Your Own Cannabis Juice

make your own cannabis juice

Green juice has been popular across the fitness, health, and nutrition industries for years, but did you know you can also make an amazing green juice from cannabis? Cannabis juice is not only delicious, and full of nutrients, but you can make it quite easily in your very own kitchen! 

And though cannabis juice is a relatively unknown way of consuming cannabis, even as we see new products hit the market constantly these days, cannabis juice has not had quite as much research done on the subject of benefits. However, as it is cannabis, we have many ideas about how fantastic this juice really is. Many believe this way of consuming cannabis is one of the healthiest, easiest alternatives to smoking, vaping, or eating CBD or THC products, as it can be made out of raw stems, leaves, and branches of male and female plants, right in your very own kitchen.

Especially for anyone with food sensitivities that may prevent you from consuming cannabis in edible form, or other health conditions like asthma or chronic pain, drinking cannabis can be a safe, and satisfying alternative to other CBD products. And though we certainly have more vegan, gluten and sugar free alternatives for edibles with the growing market, cannabis juice is easy to keep clean and simple, and making it yourself ensures you can add or leave out any ingredients that don’t work for you.

Cannabis juice may even be the celery juice of 2022. With health benefits, a bright green colour, crisp flavour, cannabis juice is just as versatile and possibly more nutrient packed than many other green juices out there. 

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Similar to the health food, hemp, cannabis juice may have many health benefits and also will not produce psychoactive effects. In other words, cannabis juice will not get you high – but you can still reap the many health benefits associated with using and consuming cannabis. So if you or someone you know has been interested in the health benefits of cannabis, but aren’t as interested in eating or smoking it, cannabis juice is certainly worth a try. And how could it get easier than drinking it?

Of the benefits suspected in cannabis juice, anti-inflammation, anti-nausea, and pain-relief properties are what makes this juice such a powerful superfood with growing interest in health and nutrition as preventative health care. It also contains chlorophyll and cannabinoids, which are both known to be beneficial for holistic health and wellness, reducing inflammation, promoting rejuvenation, and preventing damage in the body. Many find drinking and eating cannabis in this way can also improve sleep, energy, and overall bodily functions.

As we see more and more people working from home, and engaging in proactive self care, the growing interest in cannabis juice just makes sense. Adding cannabis juice to your daily or weekly health and nutrition routines is a fantastic and refreshing way to get the benefits of cannabis without smoking or eating.

If your interest is piqued, and you want to start making cannabis juice for yourself, all you will really need is access to growing cannabis plants, and a blender or juicer.

To get started you will need fresh, flowering plants, approximately a dozen leaves (at least), with some raw, early-harvested buds. Make sure your cannabis is truly fresh as dry cannabis will not give you the same effects and potential benefits. Depending on your method of blending or juicing, you may want to leave out larger branches.

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As many people have blenders at home, but fewer have juicers, blending is an easy and popular way to make cannabis juice at home.

All you have to do is blend your raw cannabis in a blender with a small amount of water (start with less and add more), until it has a thick, but liquid consistency. You can certainly add more water if you’d like it to be thinner. 

You may also, of course, do this with a juicer, but if all you have available is a blender, try not to overblend, especially if your blender tends to heat up after extended use. Instead, use short quick bursts to blend your cannabis juice and remove larger stocks if your blender or juicer does not reduce pulp sufficiently.

If you’re a long time fan of cannabis, you may enjoy the crisp, refreshing taste of cannabis juice on it’s own, but it is absolutely possible to blend this mixture into other pure, fresh juice mixtures, or add it to your daily smoothie packed with fruits and vegetables. 

A bit of lemon, or other strong flavours, like carrot, apple, or ginger will help mask the flavour if you’re still getting used to it, or simply aren’t the biggest fan of the flavour. You can even make a juice with all those ingredients if you’re looking for a nutrient–packed, stimulating juice. Other great options would be a beetroot juice, spinach smoothie, berry smoothie bowl – really anything you would make in a blender or juicer.

Just remember – cooking cannabis can create THC and hallucinogenic effects so if you are going to ever use cannabis juice in a different recipe that involves cooking or heating, be mindful of the amount and potential effects. 

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Cannabis juice will likely continue to grow in popularity as more and more growers and tokers explore new ways to experience cannabis in this growing market. If you’re just getting into the trend, or have been using cannabis for decades, Cannabis juice may be new to you, but if you give it a try, it may become one of your new favourite ways to consume cannabis, and use up all the excess leaves from a grow. 

And what could be better than a delicious green juice that promotes health, and helps use sustainably use the entire cannabis plant? Enjoy your fresh cannabis juice.

Cannabis juice can be stored fresh in the fridge for 3 days. Enjoy cold, on its own, or mixed with your juice of choice, and you are well on your way to reaping the many benefits associated with consuming raw cannabis!

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