Dr. Courtney's raw cannabis juice

Dr. Courtney: Marijuana and Psychiatry

Doctor William L. Courtney has a solid medical education. After obtaining the Doctorate in Medicine at the Wayne State University (USA) and doing his internship at the Psychiatry Medical Center of California, he obtained his post doctorate on legal medicine. Dr. Courtney is currently member of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, the International Assotiation of Cannabis as Medicine, and the Society of Clinical Cannabis. Furthermore, he has also teached Continuing Medical Education courses in clinical cannabis .

Doctor William Courtney
Dr Courtney has become the foremost specialist on cannabis juice

The favourite research field of this american doctor is the daily use of marijuana, with a 250-500mg intake of phytocannabinoids in the form of non-psychoactive acid, which the doctor considers to be essential nutrients. During the last years, Dr. Courtney has shown his investigtions to many other doctors; during his speech Cannabis Therapeutics in Rhode Island - April, 2010 -  at the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry of Bonn - June, 2010 - at the Institute of Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem - November, 2010 - or in his speech at the International Cannabinoid Research Society in Chicago - July, 2011. 

Dr. Courtney is also vice-president of the Association Luxembourgeoise des Méthodes Préventives, that use his recipies for making raw marijuana juice. He also works with those cannabis dispensaries that want to offer cannabis juices to all their therapeutical users with serious diseases. He has also started several medical research laboratories in California

The Power of RAW Cannabis (2012)

Kristen Peskuski, first patient healed with raw cannabis juice

Dr. Courtney's most interesting story is about his wife Kristen Peskuski. Kristen suffered from Systemic Lupus Erythematosus for many years, an autoimmune disorder that damages the connective tissues of several organs. When her health status greatly improved after consuming raw marijuana juice every day, they were confident that they had found a viable treatment for certain chronic diseases. Kristen used to take about 40 medicines every day, while today she only takes them occasionaly, for some specific symptoms.

Although her gynecologist was sceptical at the beginning - even hostile of the idea of using cannabis as medicine - he subsequently stated:  "It is a miracle, a story that deserves being told". After a medical evaluation, the gynecologist carefully studied Kristen's expedient to verify her previous health state. On the basis of her medical history, he caimed that Kristen "was about to die...and any medicine eminence  could help her, could neither know what was happening nor how to proceed. That's why they contacted Dr. Courtney, who saved her life." Courtney initially prescribed her dry marijuana capsules, and then he gave her raw cannabis juice.

Kristen Peskuski
Kristen Peskuski was Dr. Courtney's patient before becoming his wife

Doctors had told Kristen that she could never have a baby, however, she gave birth to a healthy girl without any medical intervention or treatment for pain. Nowadays, Kristen and her daughter are healthy, strong and radiant. Kristen Peskuski truly believes that cannabis saved her life; she tells that "when I take marijuana juice, I feel more focused, more alert. I breathe better. I have neither heartburn nor gastric disorders, I don't feel muscle weakness or pelvic and back pains. Now that I feel good, my aim is to help other people with the same problem than mine, so they have all the information on raw cannabis juice."

Dr. Courtney shares his wife's passion for helping other people with marijuana and states: "I'm happy to know that my patients don't need medicines anymore, which caused them ulcers, stomach hemorrhages or liver injuries - that pain and anti-inflammatory medicines usually cause. We believe that spreading this information is worth fighting for. Why deprive someone of reducing the risks of a tumor, a heart attack or diabetes?"

Doctor Courtney continues: "Go and visit Amber; at age 2, she was diagnosed with an end-stage brain tumor. With the classic treatment, she had a 10% chance to survive. After surgery, radiotherapy and chemotherapy, tumors were still developing; the doctors recommended Amber's parents to take her home and wait for what's inevitable.  A month later, Amber's parents started to notice a change. Tumors were decreasing in size and number; the family had started to make juice with raw cannabis leafs, giving the child a few mililiters every day.

The fact that such an important institution like the National Cancer Institute has recently recognized the anti-tumor properties of cannabinoids shows that the situation is progressing at the highest level.  But this issue has a dark side: if marijuana is finally and officially recognized as a benefitial plant, companies like Monsanto will soon create and distribute cannabis seeds genetically modified to be sterile and Roundup Ready."

Composition and therapeutic properties of the raw marijuana juice

In natural form, marijuana is a super-nutrient, rich in essential nutrients capable of preventing and healing many diseases, since we can not sintetize these essential nutrients: essential fatty acids, essential aminoacids, fibers, enzymes, vitamins, minerals, flavonoids, carotenoids, terpenes,...without forgetting the renowned phytocannabinoid acids.

Marijuana can be consumed raw
Marijuana is a concentrate of essential nutrients and cannabinoids in acid, non-psychoactive form.

Humans have an endogenous cannabinoid system that controls many cell functions. 525 different molecules have been identified in the cannabis plant. Some of them act as modulators, facilitating the regulation of the cell physiology of the endeogenous cannabinoid system. The main component found in raw cannabis plants is THCA, which - along with other phytocannabinoids - interact with the immune system. Recently harvested marijuana plants also contain cannabinoids in acid form: THCA, CBDA, CBGA...which are non-psychoative.

Patients become euphoric with THC doses between 10 and 20mg, while they can take complete doses - 200/1000mg - of other non-psychoactive cannabinoids. Many patients don't tolerate THC due to its psychoactivity, which interferes with their daily activities, even when it does improve several symptoms. When cannabis is ripe or heated, cannabinoids decarboxilate, what reduces the tolerable dose from 2000 to 10mg. The result is the loss of the anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anti-proliferative - anti-cancerous - properties of cannabinoids.

Cannabinoid extraction for nutrition
Marihuana can be consumed in multiple ways, like capsules, powder or raw juice

THCA is a potent agonist of TRPA1 receptor, and antagonist of TRPM8 receptor (Source: JPET),what could explain its analgesic action, taking a prominent role in the treatment of prostate cancer. THCA has also antiemetic properties (Source: NCBI) and protects dopamine neurons from degeneration, what could be a great help for Parkinson treatments (Source: NCBI).

CBDA has the same properties than THCA in both TRPA1 and TRPM8 receptors, but it is also agonist of TRPV1 receptor and inhibitory of COX-2 (ciclooxigenase-2), an enzyme complex that has a very important role in inflammations. CBDA also has the potential of fighting against the mutation of tumoral cells (Source: NCBI), which are highly invasive in MDA-MB-231 breast cancer cells (Source: NCBI). CBDA has also influence on 5-HT1A serotonin receptors, what could partially explain its anti-nausea properties (Source: NCBI).

Acid cannabinoids CBDA and CBGA are known for being strong antagonists of GPR55 pro-inflammatory receptor (Source: JBC). Thus, cannabinoid acids have anti-inflammatory properties 2 to 4 times more efficient than cannabinoids in neutral form, which have been studied for the last 30 years.

We can still highlight another interesting property of acid cannabinoids: the acid carboxylic group is hydrophile, what means that these acid cannabinoids are partially soluble in water compared to decarboxylated cannabinoids - THC, CBD... - which are not.

A nice meal with marijuana
To enjoy the benefits of cannabis we can include a Raw Marijuana Juice at each meal

The N° 6 630 507 United States patent states that some cannabinoids have useful therapeutic effects, which are not activated by cannabinoid receptors and, consequently, don't have psychoactive effects. Furthermore, this absence of psychoactivity allows very high doses without non-desired side effects.

Dr. Courtney claims that these cannabinoids help the regulatory system of our body to be more efficient. In summary, they are nutrients that help to better regulate the performance of our 210 types of body cells. We are not talking here about their use as a medicine, but simply as essential nutrients.

The best way to spread this message is to have good information and to know what one is talking about. One of the first reactions when speaking of using marijuana is identifying it with its psychoactive effects. Marijuana in natural form is not psychoactive, sice THC is in acid form, THCA. This THCA can be decarboxylated to psychoactive THC over time - drying, ripening, storing - and/or because it is heated - combustion, vaporization,cooking.

Marijuana can be used in several ways
By combining different extractions we can use a large number of cannabinoids

Doctor Courtney continues:  "If you heat the plant, you get decarboxylated THCA - THC -  and you will have psychoactive effects with only 10mg of THC. If it is not heated, you can take from 500 to 600mg of THCA, use it as essential nutrient and enjoy the antioxidant and neuroprotective properties that these high doses offer you.

This spectacular increase of the dose - from 10mg of psychoactive THC to 500-600mg of non-psychoactive THCA, CBDA, CBGA - explains the main difference between traditional medicinal cannabis and this new alternative daily use of cannabinoids. However, other substances of the plant, such as aromatic molecules , may affect mood or energy levels.

Marijuana is an incredibly complex plant, whose synergic components are still not totally catalogued and studied. Meanwhile, it is up to every consumer to identify the most suitable strain to improve his/her health."

The proportion of cannabinoids varies from one cannabis plant to another; however, we still don't have studies or analysis about which parts of the plant contain more or less specific cannabinoids.  For this reason, it seems that the most recommendable way to consume it is using the entire plant, leafs and flowers.

There are currently on the market different strains rich in CBD . The ideal CBD dose per person is 5-20mg per Kg of body weight. For a person weighing 70kg, 7gr of 5% CBD marijuana are needed for a dose of 5mg of CBD per Kg of body weight, while 35gr of 1% CBD marijuana will be needed to consume the same amount of this therapeutic cannabinoid.

Hemp crop in Luxembourg
Doctor William Courtney legally extracts CBD in Europe from hemp

Cannabidiol (CBD) is a potent antioxidant for lipids, more efficient than vitamin E. That is why it is so useful for preventing diseases caused by alcohol and radiations, as well as CNS - Central Nervous System - diseases (myelopathy, encephalopathy), since CBD is capable of crossing the blood-brain barrier and so acting as antioxidant on brain neurones. CBD also has antiepilectic, antiproliferative and antidystonia properties.

Decarboxylation of CBDA to CBD needs a slightly higher temperature than decarboxylation of THCA to THC. Therefore, if you want to transform the CBDA of a plant to CBD, you will also have to transform THCA to THC.

The average THC dose for those who don't have problems with its psychoactivity is from 10 to 20mg. If we make a juice of a 10gr ripe marijuana bud with a 1:1 THC/CBD ratio (5%) we will get up to 500mg of THCA and 500mg of CBDA. If this juice is accidentally heated, a 500mg THC dose will we achieved, that is to say, approximatelly 50 times the needed dose to feel high!

Raw marijuana juice preparation and conservation tips

Consuming marijuana in natural form is the only way to enjoy all the benefits of the plant. Extracting its juice is the best way to use cannabis as nutrient , but it is also possible to chew and swallow recently harvested - fresh - marijuana buds and leafs. Using a juice extractor is highly recommended when processing a large amount of leafs, while a blender will be perfect for shredding buds. Using a blender for the buds instead of a juice extractor reduces the loss of cannabinoids, since these are attached to the juice extractor filter.

Raw marijuana juice extraction
Diluting cannabis juice with different fruits is recommended to lessen its strong vegetable taste

Recently harvested marijuana can be stored in airtight bags in the fridge for a couple of weeks. Once the juice is extracted, it can be stored either with ice in the fridge up to 3 days, or in the freezer for several months.

Before extracting their juice, it is recommended to clean the leafs and soak them in cold water for 5 minutes. Check that all leafs are perfectly clean before soaking them, even if they were grown orcanically. If our plants received any kind of phytosanitary treatment (insecticides, fungicides, acaricides,...) they are not suitable for making cannabis juice.

Marijuana and fruit juice
We can use male cannabis leafs to make a delicious raw marijuana juice mixed with fruits

Buds have higher concentration of cannabinoids than leafs, and therefore are an excellent method of consumption if one has sufficient supplies. Both leafs and buds are extremely benefitial, but combining them is ideal. Marijuana buds must have their trichomes of withe/milky colour, there should not be anyone amber. You can use plant's leafs either in their growing or flowering stage.

Male plants - from regular seeds - hermaphrodite plants  or even all the trimming can be used to make raw marijuana juice. The main difficulty to supply ourselves with raw cannabis juice during all the year is, obviously, having enough green matter for the whole year. It would be perfect germinating one marijuana seed every day so, over time, we can harvest one plant every day.

Juice extractor processing marijuana leafs
A juice extractor allows us to easily extract marijuana juice from its leafs

To ensure that his patients consume 250-500mg of acid phytocannabinoids every day, Dr Courtney recommends taking care with plants grown too close to indoor bulbs or other possible heat sources. Sometimes, when plants are too close from HPS bulbs , the heat produced by the lighting system can decarboxylate THCA to THC. This could also happen in outdoor plants when they reach their flowering peak and the climate is too hot, although it is not usual.

If you want to process an entire plant, or a large amount of green matter, you should allow to cool your juice extractor from time to time. If your extractor is too hot, it may produce decarboxylation of cannabinoids during the extraction, what will make the juice to be psychoactive; a cup of hot marijuana juice is equal to several tens of joints.

Marijuana ice cubes
We can freeze our marijuana juice and make ice cubes with it

Doctor William Courtney recommends consuming oil from hemp seeds every day,  salads with sprouted cannabis seeds and 120-240ml of raw marijuana juice, divided into 5 doses (500mg of CBD cannabidiol). Doctor Courtney states that "it is great because we use non-psychoactive cannabinoids, but that actually saturate the body, facilitating its regulation". According to him, this diet reduces the risks of cancer, heart attacks (66%) and insulin-dependent diabetes (58%).

The taste of raw marijuana juice is strong and "green", so it is recommended to mix it with other fruit juices or foods: lemon juice, yogurt, oil from hemp seeds , fresh fruits and vegetables, garlic, turmeric and other spices, which will be the perfect supplement for cannabis juice. Dr. Courtney claims:  "I started to make marijuana juice with carrots. I took 4 every morning, and 4 more every afternoon, but after taking carrot juice for several months my skin was starting to turn orange. That is why I now use broccoli and beet".

Usually, patients start taking 1-3mg of fresh grinded buds to ensure that there are neither allergic reactions nor psychoactivity. Once accustomed to this dose, it can be progressively  increased from 10 to 15gr of fresh, raw cannabis buds every day. As a supplement, consume about 30gr of fresh leafs every day, even more if you have sufficient plant production .

Raw marijuana juice distribution
Step by step, american cannabis dispensaries are starting to offer their patients raw marijuana juice

The juice will be more efficient if we divide it in several intakes, since our body eliminates it very fast, aproximately 50 minutes after its assimilation by the intestinal tract. If we have 300ml of raw cannabis juice, we will make 5 intakes of 60ml during the day, every 3-4 hours. Keep the juice with ice and shake it before using it, so the fatty acids are evenly distributed in the watery part of the juice.

Doctor Courtney warns those patients with kidneys and gall bladder problems that cannabis juice in natural form poses some risks. Marijuana juice is not recommended for hypercalciuria or hyperoxaluria. Finally, doctor Courtney points out that patients consuming medicines whose efficiency could be decreased by grapefruit or pomegranate juice should inform their doctor before starting a diet with marijuana juice; the same happens if patients use anticoagulants (like Coumadín). Most leafs from plants contain large proportions of vitamin K, which can impede the liver to metabolize these medicines.

Preparation of raw marijuana juice
Mixed with carrots or fruits, raw marijuana juice is an excellent choice for our health, and non-psychoative

According to Dr. Courtney, some effects of the raw cannabis juice may appear 3 days after the first intake, while others can take a few weeks. We must consume raw marijuana juice from 4 to 8 weeks before noticing its benefitial properties, since phytocannabinoids are slowly accumulated in fatty tissues, just like liphophilic vitamins (A, D, E, K).

Mariellen Jurkovitch, director of the Humbolt Patient Resource Center, notices a great improvement in the patient's health. She states that smoking marijuana lessened the pain of several patients and improved their life quality, but that she could not actually observe a true improvement in their health; raw marijuana, in its natural form, changed her point of view. She claims that while making the juice and cleaning the extractor means a lot of work, "people that do it love it, because they can see results".

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Comments in “Dr. Courtney's raw cannabis juice” (89)


TAR 2020-07-11
Hi Dr.Courtney I have recently been diagnosed with SLE and Sjogren's syndrome. I am currently being prescribed 400 mg a day of Hydroxychloroquine. I'm very interested in trying cannabis juice. I have access to the leaves. but I keep reading you should only use certain kinds of juicers. I cannot afford to spend hundreds of dollars on a juicer do you have any other suggestions?

Tim Alchimia 2020-07-13
Hi TAR, thanks for your comment and question. First I must make it clear to you that we do not represent Dr. Courtney nor do we have any links or relationship with him or his work, this article is simply about his work with raw cannabis juicing. He has his own website that is run by him and his wife, you can contact him there at cannabisinternational.org As for the juicer, my opinion is that there's more benefit to be gained from juicing cannabis with whatever equipment you have at hand than waiting until you can afford to buy the best juicer available. There are plenty of budget juicers available, they'll do the job well enough but might not be as durable and long-lasting as the more expensive ones, which means that in the long run, you may have to buy 2 or even 3 cheap juicers to last as long as one good-quality juicer would, thus working out more expensive (and wasteful) over time. I hope that helps. Best wishes and happy juicing!


Kim 2020-06-05
I'm very concerned about the plants getting too hot in the sun here in northern California. We are growing for my dad who has prostate cancer. If he gets high, it will be all over. It was 97 today. At what temperature does the Thc convert?

Tim Alchimia 2020-06-05
Hi Kim, thanks for your comment and question. You don't need to be too concerned about this, the THCA will not convert to THC or CBN while it's still on the living plant. While all the plant's metabolic processes are working it will keep producing THCA and won't begin to decarboxylate (convert THCA to THC) until the plant is harvested and drying, so really it's post-harvest when you need to be a little more careful with heat. However, these kinds of high temperatures probably aren't going to be much fun for the growing plants, so I would possibly recommend hanging some shade cloth over the plants to shield them from the harshest sunlight, which ought to keep the temperatures to more reasonable levels and stress the plants less. I hope that helps, best wishes and happy growing!


DerrekR 2020-05-07
Dr W Courtney has mentioned developing a self directed internet study courses ranging from 30 minutes to 300 hours. Do you have any idea about whether his particular courses are available and if so where and how can one apply? I wouldn't wanna look elsewhere since I regard him as the forerunner of the raw cannabis juicing regime. Anxiously await your email reply. Regards Derrek

Tim Alchimia 2020-05-07
Hi Derrek, thanks for your comment and question. I've done some searching online and unfortunately, I can't find any information or mention of these courses. They do sound like a really great idea though! Dr Courtney does, however, have a website where you can find his contact details: https://drwilliamcourtney.com/wordpress/index.php/contact-form/ All the best and happy juicing!


Brian 2020-03-28
I would think that now with legalization here in California it would be much easier and cheaper to buy pre made smoothie mix or frozen juice. Do you know where I could find it and what kind of cost I would be looking at per day per adult in the household?

Tim Alchimia 2020-03-30
Hi Brian, thanks for your comment and question. I agree that it ought to be much easier to access that kind of thing in a legal marketplace, but search as I might, I can't find anyone offering raw cannabis products anywhere. You may have more luck if you enquire in local dispensaries, a good one will hopefully be able to point you in the right direction. I know some dispensaries offer THC-infused beverages, but these are quite different from raw cannabis juice. In any case, most patients find that the best way to get good quality material, free from pesticides and chemicals, is by learning to grow it for themselves. Prior to Prop 64, I'd have advised you to make contact with growers at local farmer's markets and try and make a deal with them to source fresh leaves, but as far as I know, that would be illegal under the new legislation. As for cost, I'm afraid I know even less, sorry I can't be more helpful to you. Best of luck in your search, and if you do happen to find anything useful, please feel free to share the details with us here, please. All the best, happy growing!


MS 2019-12-09
Are there any benefits to using female stems and leaves?

Tim Alchimia 2019-12-09
Hi MS, thanks for your question. As a general rule, female plants will tend to have a higher concentration of trichomes all over the plant, including the leaves and stems, so I'd say yes, it's definitely better to use females, but not absolutely necessary. If you only have access to male plants then that's definitely better than nothing! All the best and happy juicing!!!


My Bestie Is My Soulmate 2019-11-05
This was just what I was on the look for. I will come back to this blog for sure!

Tim Alchimia 2019-11-07
Awesome, thanks for the kind words. Happy growing!


Roberta L Smith 2019-05-13
looking for a cold juicer for cannabis, that can also be used for celery, cucumbers, leafy greens and fruits and berries...can anyone suggest a particular make and model? thanks!!!

Tim Alchimia 2019-05-14
Hi Roberta, thanks for your question. We recommend a Masticating Juicer for use with cannabis, this is because they extract the juice by gently crushing the materials and they also work slower than centrifugal juicers and thus create less heat during the juicing process, which makes them perfect for raw cannabis juicing. Hope that helps, all the best and happy juicing!


B 2019-01-06
Hi I am a bit confused.. Fresh/juice, very dry leaf/bud, does this contain the same quality in doing either process? so can you take the dry matter and grind it so to speak and put it in capsules to take, if you can what is the recommended daily amount? If you lose quality from fresh juice to making it dry matter, what is lost in the dry matter?

Tim Alchimia 2019-01-07
Hi B, thanks for commenting. Although this article does make a small mention of dry capsules, it only focuses on the benefits of raw cannabis, which is why we don't go into any details on how to dose dried cannabis capsules. There are so many factors involved in arriving at a daily recommended amount that we couldn't really arrive at a standardised figure, such as the cannabinoid content of the cannabis itself, the desired effects, personal tolerance levels etc. If this is something you're interested in, I'd recommend starting with a very low dose and building up tolerance over time. I'm no nutritionalist, but by drying fresh material, as far as I'm aware, we would reduce quality in terms of the vitamin content and other nutritional benefits, as well as beginning the decarboxylation process, which could lead to the patient getting high from eating it, which is exactly what Dr. Courtney's juice therapy is trying to avoid! I hope that's cleared up any confusion.


Drico Is an Alchimia client 2018-07-31
With so many different strains of cannabis, which ones are best for juicing and have the best results for inflammation and general overall health benefits? I intend to grow from seed indoors and want to start juicing as soon as possible.

Tim Alchimia 2018-08-07
Hi Drico, thanks for the question. The choice of strain to juice will depend largely on the ailments being treated. Some will need higher levels of CBD while others benefit more from a high THC content. A good place to start would be trying some varieties with a 1:1 ratio of CBD to THC, which will offer a more balanced effect. If you're in a hurry to juice some home-grown flowers, then you could do a lot worse than try an autoflowering variety, some of which can be ready to harvest in as little as 60 days from germination. Hope that helps, all the best and happy growing!


Dharam Singh 2018-07-06
Very interesting! I have one question at this point regarding use of ripe marijuana - you say: When cannabis is *ripe* or heated, cannabinoids decarboxilate, what reduces the tolerable dose from 2000 to 10mg. The result is the loss of the anti-inflammatory, anti-spasmodic and anti-proliferative – anti-cancerous – properties of cannabinoids. and then you go on to say: "The average THC dose for those who don’t have problems with its psychoactivity is from 10 to 20mg. If we *make a juice of a 10gr ripe marijuana bud* with a 1:1 THC/CBD ratio (5%) we will get up to 500mg of THCA and 500mg of CBDA. If this juice is accidentally heated, a 500mg THC dose will we achieved, that is to say, approximatelly 50 times the needed dose to feel high! I am confused. please clarify first at what point a bud/plant becomes ripe. And then you do go on to say that you are using a ripe bud for juicing, but it is the heating of it that increases the THC 50 times

Tim Alchimia 2018-07-09
Hi Dharam, thanks for your comments and question. I can understand your confusion, it's possible something was mixed up in translating the article into English. A "ripe" bud will not have any of the THCA converted to THC, and a well-cured bud will still have a much larger content of THCA than THC, despite what many will tell you, it's simply not true that decarboxylation takes place while curing, the temperatures are just not high enough to convert it. So, a "ripe" bud, by my definition, would be a bud that has been grown to full maturity and to its maximum level of cannabinoids and terpenes. Naturally this would occur at a different point for each variety of cultivar, but generally we harvest according to trichome maturity. However it appears that in this article the word "ripe" has been taken to mean fully de-carbed, which isn't correct. What is correct is to say that it's the heating that converts the THCA to psychoactive THC, so if using un-heated buds there should be no psychoactive effect. I hope that's cleared up your confusion, all the best!


Mitchell C Sheldon 2018-06-03
If anyone has any extra material which is good stuff and is willing to get it to me in salt lake City for juicing in Utah please let me know. Phone is 5034422961. I of course will pay and it is a matter of life and death so any help in locating this stuff would also be apreciated.


Nick Picanzo 2018-04-29
Hello , I made a post back in February, my wife has been juicing for about 2 weeks now. I've been using a actual juicer to juice the leaves only as we dont have buds to juice with yet. She is currently taking one ounce of raw juice that is mixed in a smoothie divided up into three portions then consumed in the morning, afternoon and evening. My question is about the amount she should be taking, she is currently challenged with diffuse scleroderma an autoimmune disease . I read 15- 20 leaves and 2 medium size buds then read 240ml of raw juice. 20 leaves and 2 buds will not make 240 ml, it will barely make 1 0z. I'm confused on how much to give her per day. Any advise on how much actual raw juice to take per day would be greatly appreciated , thank you.


Morinella 2018-04-23
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Pomy 2018-04-23
Very interesting! Thank you!


James Salnas 2018-03-12
Has anybody tried to freeze dry there fresh plant, then grind up freeze dried plant material and mix that with juice. I mean an actual freeze dryer, looking at Harvest Right. I don't think that freeze drying will decarb it, what do you think?

Tim Alchimia 2018-03-13
Hi, that's an interesting idea, I've not heard of anyone trying that yet, it has to be worth a go though! I can't think of any reason why freeze-drying would cause any kind of decarb, it's just too cold! Please let us know how it works out for you, we're really interested!


Nick Picanzo 2018-02-02
Hello thanks for this information on juicing , my question is can I throw the raw leaves and buds into my bullet juicer ? I make great fruit and kale smoothies that my wife loves. She’s currently challenged with diffuse scleroderma . I’ve been giving her cannibis oil for the past 6 months with fairly good results . I’m hoping this takes her to another level, I understand that it can’t heat up the plant and the way I make my smoothies with frozen fruit it shouldn’t , my drinks are very cold. I want to make sure that this is an acceptable way to juice the buds and leaf so she gets the full benefits, if not then I will use a different method of juicing. Thanks in advance for your help and we will be tracking her results from day one in hopes it can help other scleroderma patients. Nick P.

Tim Alchimia 2018-02-06
Hi Nick, thanks for the question. Absolutely yes, that's a great way to juice cannabis leaves and buds to get the benefits of THC-A, and people often blend cannabis with fruits to improve the flavour. Good luck, and I really hope your wife benefits from this. All the best, and good luck!


Ian 2018-02-02
Hi I have been juicing everyday and I think it's been great as I used to take tablets for gout, hiatus hernia and ulcers I feel a lot better, and don't take my tablets anymore, I had a blood test and I have too much iron in my blood now? Do you know if this could be affecting my iron levels? Doctor is testing me for haemocromotosis. Do you think I should stop juicing? Thank you very much if you could help with a reply. Ian

Tim Alchimia 2018-02-06
Hi Ian, thanks for your question. I'm rally glad you've improved with juicing, that's great news! I'm no nutritionalist, but I know cannabis isn't particularly high in iron, no more so than any leafy green plant, so I don't imagine the juicing is the reason for your high iron levels. In fact, a quick internet search reveals a lot of people worried that their cannabis consumption is lowering their iron levels. Personally I'd look elsewhere for the root cause. All the best, good luck and stay healthy!


Fr stu 2018-01-08
Interesting site I was approached randomly from a friend of a friend about juicing raw buds for control of back pain. This person has been using CBD type oils for a few months and receieving some relief. But is finding he is becoming more tolerant of it Anyways so someone recommended juicing. I have quite extensive experience and knowledge bout cultivation but truthfully understanding the ins and outs bout the diff cbds and all that never truly interested me I've given up cultivation because I am strongly against the corruption and greed it brings on. But I do feel if it can help people then there is a place So I have agreed to help this man with his journey Initially the logistics bout when to harvest and to have the different plants at different stages caused me concern my first thought on strain selection was one of a balanced thc/cbd spectrum which I see u guys have recommended I have froze large quantities of finished buds in the past for extract use. So I'm familiar with that In your opinion would it be best to freeze buds and fan leaves in their whole state or to juice/blend and then freeze? And of course immediately thought it has to be grown organically What are your thoughts on using chemical based fertilizers and of course leaching the plant well before harvest? There is for sure a lot more research needed on juicing but in theory it sounds like there can be some good benefits from it and I am glad I can help someone to potentially grow some legit medicine and just not getting people high Keep up the good work

Tim Alchimia 2018-01-11
Hi and thank you for your question! I'm happy you've decided to take up cultivating again to help someone, that's great! I'm sure you'll be able to do some real good for your friend's friend. In answer to your first question, I'd recommend juicing first and then freezing, if only for convenience because it will occupy much less space in the freezer once it's been juiced. It's also probably easier to work with fresh material than frozen, as once the mass of leaves and buds defrosts it's going to be fairly soggy and unpleasant. As for your second question, naturally we'd recommend growing organically, but if you're going to use mineral fertilisers then that will be fine as long as you flush well as you said. What's more important though, is not to use any kind of foliar spray on your plants, and certainly nothing chemical at all. Mild, natural organic fungicides such as bicarbonate of potassium or raw milk would be the kind of thing that could be acceptable, but I wouldnt spray anything that i wouldn't ingest myself, and if I was growing outdoors I'd be sure to give plants a good spray with clean fresh water before harvesting them to wash away any dust, dirt or other contamination. I hope that's of some help to you, don't hesitate to ask any further questions and we'll try to help. Thanks again, and all the best for this project!


Chanel 2017-12-13
Hi, I use cannabis medicine for advanced Fibromyalgia and IBS with severe colon spasms. Every couple of months I find that the cannabis medicine loses its therapeutic effects due to tolerance. Does this happen as well when using THCA? And would you know how many plants one would need to have to be able to cater for my condition? thanks Chanel

Tim Alchimia 2017-12-15
Hi Chanel, thanks very much for your question. As far as THCA goes, it's a very new treatment so there is still not much scientific literature devoted to its use and it's certainly not easy to find any information on tolerance, as most users are consuming THC in it's decarboxilated form, however I did find some information suggesting that there is no clinical evidence of tolerance build up to THC-A, CBD-A or CBN. It is suggested that the non-psychoactive effect is because it doesn't bind with the CB1 receptors in the brain, but instead interacts with other receptors throughout the body, which would seem to me to mitigate tolerance build up. What is clear is that more research needs to be carried out in this area, and as the legal situation improves worldwide, hopefully more studies will help to clear up these doubts and give us some reliable answers. As far as the number of plants you'll need for your condition, it's really hard to say, but I don't think you can have too many! It's better to have too much and freeze it for a rainy day than to have too little! All the best!


Vienna 2017-11-27
Thank you for your information and your pioneering spirit and leadership that is helping so many people. I am interested in growing some plants and juicing for my thyroid (hashimotos). Are there specific seeds that will help with autoimmune issues? Also I really want to help my 4 year old grandson with type diabetes. Are there protocols to follow yet for that. What kind of carbs are present with cannabis juice? Will it drop his blood sugar irrationally (dangerous). Tricky indeed so I appreciate all information. Thanks again!

Tim Alchimia 2017-11-29
Hi Vienna, thanks for your comment and questions, we're happy you find the information we share to be useful! From what I've been able to read online, research has suggested that CBD can help greatly with problems associated with both autoimmune diseases and diabetes, while THC helps with any associated pain. For this reason I'd recommend starting with a variety that balances THC and CBD in a 1:1 ratio, we've a good selection of suitable genetics in our medicinal seed catalogue, with a few strains in particular that I've seen being recommended for autoimmune issues: CBD Skunk Haze from Dutch Passion; CBD Nordle by CBD Crew; and Royal Queen Seeds' Medical Mass. As for the carbohydrate content of raw cannabis, I'm afraid I don't have any concrete data. Juices are made with a mix of fruit and vegetable, so the nutritive content can vary wildly depending on the ingredients used. I'd recommend following any normal established rules for a diabetes sufferers' diet when preparing cannabis juice and go easy on the sugar intake. All the best!


Holly 2017-11-07
Thank you so much for this information! Approximately, how many plants do I need to grow for 1 person? Also how long does it usually take until the plant is ready to harvest?

Dani Alchimia 2017-11-13
Hi Holly, Well, it dpends on the amount of leaves/bud needed. People who grow indoors normally put 9-16 plants per m2, even more in SOG setups. They let them grow for about 3-4 weeks and then switch to flowering, which might take 8-11 weeks (depending on the strain). On the other hand, and if you grow outdoors, you can easily harvest the same amount with a single plant (planted in the ground). Best!


Cheryl 2017-09-24
I have restless leg syndrome and read that raw juiced cannabis is helpful for RLS. Do you know how long it takes to start working?I do not have any experience with cannabis but my brother provided some leaves and small buds today due to trimming his plants. I have washed and frozen everything. I have a blender, not a juicer. I plan to blend the leaves and small buds I have with a small bit of water or juice, strain it thru cheesecloth...or not, I guess I'll see how liquid it gets...and freeze in small amounts, maybe 1/3 C each. I'll drink it in smoothies. Hopefully I can start a regimen tomorrow. I'll check back in when I get some results!

Dani Alchimia 2017-09-25
Hi Cheryl, Unfortunately, I can not tell you how long will it take to start working, but I guess it may take a few weeks. We hope you'll find some relief, please do not forget to tell us your experience! Thanks a lot, and best of luck! ;)


Kathleen Lane 2017-09-11
Where to buy plant leaves? Pls contact me Thelightlane@gmail.com Thx?


PETER OLSON 2017-08-25
Where can we buy the juice?

Tim Alchimia 2017-08-28
Hi Peter, we haven't seen raw cannabis juice on sale anywhere yet, I'm afraid. In fact, due to the fresh nature of this cannabis juice, it's definitely something that is better if made at home every day rather than stored for long periods, which would mean it losing some of the beneficial properties through oxidisation. We recommend you try and find find a source of clean, organically grown cannabis leaves to make the juice for yourself to get the full benefit. All the best!


JENNIE MARTIN 2017-07-23
How many cups is 250-500mg? The blog suggest a daily use of 250-500mg.

Tim 2017-07-24
Hi Jennie, one U.S. cup is equivalent to 236.588ml, I hope that helps!


JENNIE MARTIN 2017-07-10
WHere do I get the cannabis collective juicer in the picture on this blog?


JENNIE MARTIN 2017-07-10
I froze my cannabis leaves. Am I still able to juice them? And will freezing them make any THC?

Dani Alchimia 2017-07-11
Hi Jennie, There's no problem about freezing the leaves, it is actually the best way to store them. Freezing them will not make THC. Best!


JENNIE MARTIN 2017-07-09
Where do I get the cannabis collective juicer that is in this blog? Or what juicer do I use?

Dani Alchimia 2017-07-10
Hi Jennie, Any type of juicer for vegetables/fruits will work. Best!


Aisha 2017-06-28
My mother has Alzymers ' can u plzz tell in what quantity should I giver her the juice and that will it help revive some of her memory

Dani Alchimia 2017-06-30
Hi Aisha, Dr. Courtney recommeds using 120-240ml of raw juice every day. I think this article on Cannabis and Alzheimer will definitely interest you. Hope it helped!


tom 2017-02-03


gary wirfs Is an Alchimia client 2017-02-02
i starting daily morning juicing on empty stomach, after brain tumor surgery, and suggested by inhome health care nurse--7 veggies, 1 fruit. Now i want to add cannabis juice--to treat ptsd, and prostate lesion. I presently living in playa del carmen mexico, but cannot get fresh cannabis plants for juicing. After reading Dr Courtney about the huge benefits of cannabis juicing i am desperately seeking what foreign country to move to, where i can buy raw fresh cannabis plants for juicing to treat these conditions, and get off the medicines. Help, Help--i cannot find foreign countries to move to?? and if not best place in usa ciao gary

Dani Alchimia 2017-02-06
Hi gary, I'm affraid the US or Canada would be the best places. You can get weed and hash in coffee shops in Holland and in clubs in Spain, but growing cannabis is not legal in none of these countries, so getting fresh cannabis is difficult. Also, check South America, Chile and some other countries are taking huge steps forward. Hope you'll find a place where you can have your medicine without being harassed! All our best wishes.


Mark jindrick 2017-01-27
Hi dani, I back. I would like to know about the addiction of using juice for a long time?


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Roseanna Reeves 2017-01-24
I usually do not drop a lot of responses, however after reading some of the responses on Dr. Courtney's raw cannabis juice. I do have some questions for you if you do not mind. Is it just me or does it appear like a few of the remarks look as if they are left by brain dead visitors? :-P And, if you are writing at additional online sites, I would like to follow everything new you have to post. Could you make a list of all of your shared sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?


jack c 2017-01-23
Curious if you've had any experience with eating pollinated flowers? As a Vegan I Iove the EFA's that come in MJ seeds. In Nature we'd come across seeded flowerheads of the female plant. In practice the males are taken away to create sinsimelia, no seeds. Does seed production cost in cannabanoid production? any ideas about the nutrition and medical benefits of munching on mature seeded flowers? tnx jack

Dani Alchimia 2017-01-25
Hi jack, Seeded plants focus on producing seeds, so they normally contain less cannabinoids than sinsemilla. About munching seeded flowers, I assume you'll get the benefits from raw cannabis plus those from cannabis seeds, which are known for being an excellent nutritional supplement for centuries. All the best!


Mark jindrick 2017-01-18
Hi dani, In my country, it does not have cannabis test for allergy. Á u know, RA disease is very hard to treat, but only cannabis juice can help like Kisten's story. The dose of raw canna which i use is very low, it is about 3 g/ day divide 3 -4 times. I wonder ask if i change the strain, is it better?

Dani Alchimia 2017-01-19
Hi mark, Sure, every cannabis strain is unique, so it can be possible that you don't find relief with one and find it with another. Normally, cannabis patients are using medical strains with 1:1 THC:CBD ratio. Best!


mark Jindrick 2017-01-17
Hi Dani, I had allergic symptom such as itching a little bit, so i will continue using juice or stop or change the strain? Tks,

Dani Alchimia 2017-01-17
Hi mark, You mean that you had another allergic reaction after trying the juice? If that's correct, I'd really try to have an allergy test on cannabis, you don't want to treat your conditions with a medicine that causes other problems! ;)


mark Jindrick 2017-01-11
Hi Dani, you said 250 ml of raw juice, it means pure of raw canna juice or total juice (raw cannabis juice mix with other fruits)? Tks,

Dani Alchimia 2017-01-11
Hi mark, I'd start with pure raw cannabis juice to find the best dose for me. Once found, I'd probably add some fruits to improve the flavor. Hope you'll find some relief, please keep us updated! ;) Best!


mark Jindrick 2017-01-10
Hi Dani, i have used RSO suppository for 18 days without any allergy symptom. After that, i change the bud to make RSO and was allergy. so that, i must stop any RSO to treat allergy. it is free after 6 week now i dont want to use RSO, i want to try juicing for healing. what dose should i make? and have any notices? Tks,

Dani Alchimia 2017-01-10
Hi mark, Finding the correct dose can be a bit tricky. First of all, it will depend on the amount of cannabinoids contained in your green material (it is not the same to juice buds than leaves). Once you have your material juiced, I'd start with very little doses and gradually increase them. According to Dr. Courtney, if you have 250ml of raw juice, 5 intakes of 50ml each would be ideal, better than just one intake of 250ml. Since you have no experience with juiced cannabis, I'd start with 2-3 daily intakes of 10-20ml and see what happens. If you tolerate the dose but don't feel any relief, gradually raise it until you feel the effect. Hope it helped!


mark Jindrick 2017-01-07
hi, i saw the article is very great for me. i was rheumatoid arthritis for 4 years, and i saw Kristen's story in my own life. I have tried RSO but it made me high and allergy without reasons. i wonder ask Dr how can i use cannabis juice? And in Kristen's situation, how long does it take her to use canna juice to cure her life? Thanks so much,

Dani Alchimia 2017-01-09
Hi mark, If RSO caused some allergic reaction you should make sure that you're not allergic to cannabis. Have you tried it in any other form (smoked, vaped...) without allergic reactions? The best method is using cannabis several times a day: if you have 250ml of raw juice, 5 intakes of 50ml each would be ideal. Of course, it also depends on the amount of cannabis available for you. If we look at the testimonies, you should notice some improvement within a few weeks. Hope it helped!


Lynn 2016-12-30
Anyone out there with any experience using cannabis leaves for Follicular Lymphoma ?


Emmanuela Raquelle 2016-07-29
Another method for ingesting the raw plant: I first grind up the leaves (or bud if I have it) and then mix with dates in a little Cuisinart, shape into little patties, put them on a plate in the freezer, and then tell my husband that they're cookies. ..which makes them immediately palatable. Much good information in NIH abstracts about the benefits of CBDA.

Dani Alchimia 2016-08-01
Well, I think we all want to try those cookies now! Thanks again Emmanuela. ;)


Emmanuela Raquelle 2016-07-29
Ariana, once fan leaves are developed, I use them, even if the plant has not yet begun to flower. We grow outdoors also - and the effect on me has been remarkable. When the plants are ready to harvest, I also take all the fan leaves and use them. So far I haven't been able to tell the difference in the effect between the non-flowered and flowered. You can look back on this thread to January 10 2016 to read more details.

Dani Alchimia 2016-07-29
Hi Emmanuela, Thanks a lot for your reply, I'm pretty sure you've got more experience than I do on juicing plants... All the best! ;)


ariana johnson 2016-07-28
Can someone obtain CBD or other plant benefits, if any, by juicing with raw plant material grown outdoors for 8 - 10 weeks, without starting flowering stage?

Dani Alchimia 2016-07-29
Hi ariana, Since your plants haven't developed buds, the concentration of cannabinoids will be much lower than when using budded plants. Still, you can get some of the benefits of the plant even if you only use leaves, although using both leaves and buds is recommended. Hope it helped!


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Dani Alchimia 2016-07-25
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Dani Alchimia 2016-07-11
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Luke 2016-07-05
Hello - are there suppliers of raw thc-a juice in USA? Thanks Luke

Dani Alchimia 2016-07-06
Hi Luke, We are from Spain and don't know if you can find this juice in the US, sorry. Hope you'll find it! All the best!


mountain med 2016-05-29
Thanks Dani, yes that helped me to understand that as long as the temperature from the juicing process and dehydration process stays low, the thc-a and cbd-a compounds will stay stable. I am also wondering if you have any suggestions for suggested dosages, I understand that every product will vary in potentcy but would like to have a guidline on how much to suggest as a dose for my sick friends, is it possible to take too much? thanks

Dani Alchimia 2016-06-06
Hi mountain med, I'm afraid I can only suggest to start with very small doses and gradually increase them until finding the effect that you're looking for. Hope it helped! ;)


mountain med 2016-05-23
Hi, I have been producing raw cannabis juice for some time to try and help some friends with various illnesses, my organic leaf supply cycles of course and I don't always have a good supply based on the growth stage of the plants. I have been playing with the idea of dehydrating the juice into a powder but not sure if the medicinal components will stay intact and curious at what temperature will the thc-a and cbd-a molecules change to thc and cbd? p.s. this blog is an excellent source of information thank you

Dani Alchimia 2016-05-24
Hi mountain med, We need to heat the samples for a certain amount of time to properly decarb them. CBD is usually decarbed at: 120c/248F for 1 hour, or 140C/284F for half an hour. When decarbing THC we must be careful to minimise the formation of CBN: 1-2 hours at 105C/221F or 1 hour at 120C/248F. Hope it helped!


TEDDI kohr 2016-05-12
Hello back again I'm trying to fined the nutritional value of RAW CANNABIS like how many calories are in a cup ,fiber,protein,vegetable,omga 3,omga6 and so on I have been doing a lot of research and can't fined this information any help in the right direction would be most appreciated thank you for your time MISS TEDDI


Teddi kohr 2016-05-01
I love juicing RAW CANNABIS it has saved my life. I am now one of New Mexico's biggest advocate for RAW CANNABIS I do have a question for you Dr Courtney. Have you done any study's on juicing strain specific CANNABIS? Thank you for your help MISS TEDDI

Dani Alchimia 2016-05-02
Hi teddy, We don't know if Dr. Courtney has done this study. I'd try cannabis strains with very different cannabinoid profiles and check results. All the best!


Ritu 2016-04-28
Hi my 3.5 Yrs son is not speaking and so is diagnosed as ASD. Can I give him few spoons of this cannabis juice to vanish his ASD problem. Pls reply we are v.worried for him.

Dani Alchimia 2016-05-02
Hi Ritu, You can try the juice, but I would ask a doctor first. There are cases in which cannabis has helped to treat autism, although we don't have specific data on the treatments followed (cannabinoid proportions, doses, etc). All our best wishes!


izak 2016-04-13
I have copd and eat. 3 times a day raw leaves before each meal my oxygen in my blood have increased from 82 to 95 I was on oxygen for 16 hours a day I'm down to a hour a day. get. Yourself some seeds and grow your own cannabis I'm from south africa

Dani Alchimia 2016-04-14
Hi izak, We are glad cannabis helped you, it is actually helping plenty of people around the world. Let's hope our governments realize about it!! All our best wishes!


Caroline 2016-04-07
I have stage four breast cancer. I'm looking to stop chemo and start juicing. Can I juice female leaves? Will it have the same medicinal effect? Do you know of someone in Southern California I can contact for male plants?

Dani Alchimia 2016-04-08
Hi Caroline, Normally, female plants have much more cannabinoids than males, so of course you can juice them! All our best wishes.


Dom 2016-03-22
@Valencia Elliot I believe the above post would help you too, try and look up hash church on Facebook, they may be able to possibly link you with a caregiver in NY


Dom 2016-03-22
@sudiptapatra at this stage I don't think it would hurt, there are a lot of cases of full recoveries but know-one can guarantee it, I do think it is worth a try forsure tho and trying too seek out a good strain and do some more research on the proper thc:cbd ratio too try, also too you and anyone else on here who can't find meds look up the group hash church or the endocannabinoid system on Facebook or hash church on youtube, there are lots of people from around the world in those groups who will try to help other patients with the right medicine and also may be able too link you too a caregiver in your area.


Dom 2016-03-22
@ jo-Anne Christie I am also from Canada and could give you a link too a medical cannabis dispensary in BC that ships the product too you and has quite a knowledgable staff plus a large variety of meds. comment back on here if you are in need of the link and I will try too help you out. Also check out hash church as it is a group on Facebook by bubbleman based in Canada too help other patients.


Valencia Elliott 2016-03-03
Hello. I am just learning about this juicing the cannabis plant. My husband has Prostate and Anal Cancer and is in severe pain and is on different types of pain medications that does not work. We live in the USA in New York and Medical Marijuana has just been legalized. It is illegal to grow it. I am very interested in how I can do this for my husband, me and my family. What can I do? Please help me. Thank you very much.

Dani Alchimia 2016-03-04
Hi Valencia, I'm affraid you can't do much if growing cannabis is still ilegal in NY. If medical cannabis is legal, perhaps you can find some type of dispensary that can provide raw juice. We really hope that this situation changes soon and any patient can choose the medicine he/she wants. All our best wishes!


Sudipta Patra 2016-02-21
My son 4year old is under maintenance treatment for leukemia. Can I give him cannabis juice? Will it help him recover fully. Need your suggestion.


Les 2016-02-21
Could anyone please help me with this one, my Aunty 2 weeks ago got diagnosed with progressive lung cancer and after being to see a specialist was also told it is in her liver also. She has been told she has 6 to 8 weeks to live without treatment and maybe up to a year with treatment. Could anyone out there tell me if it would benefit her or even better cure this. Would be greatly appreciated. Regards, Les.


esteban 2016-02-07
Thank you for this informative article. I understand that regular use of heated, (smoked or extracted oil) Cannabis has been associated with reduced sperm count and viability in males as well as reduced testosterone levels. There is also a concern with long term use and female fertility. Would raw Cannabis juice have these potentially negative effects also? Aloha


EdwardLype 2016-02-03
Hello I’m new here. I'm not positive if this is the proper place to post this, but I'm wondering if anyone has sampled Athletic Greens for their green drink? I'm discovering most either taste gross or cause my stomach to churn.

Dani Alchimia 2016-02-03
Hi EdwardLype, We have no knowledge of this product, but perhaps someone can help... Thanks for your confidence!


nicole 2016-01-19
I have epilepsy and smoking pot always causes seizures. I've had ic since I was 2. I'm 38. I've been in remission 4 yrs ago on Gaps but still had to watch triggers stay on gaps. Had a kid and I can't get back. I'm doing ozone instills and ivs with glutathione but my progress is very slow very expensive. I'm really freaked out about it and would like to know if there is any Dr I can do under there care to be sure. I know the effects r not the same but still scared.

Dani Alchimia 2016-01-19
Hi nicole, CBD is being studied in regard with epilepsy, it seems to help lots of people. You have further information on our post on cannabis and epilepsy. We hope you can find an alternative treatment. All our best vibes!


Emmanuela Raquelle 2016-01-12
Hi Dani, Most definitely no psychoactive effects with the raw cannabis - as I mentioned previously, I can't get near the stuff anymore. When I feel like flying like a birdie, I go outside after the rain - or take a walk in the rain. Or go outside before the rain... I''m what somebody once called a cheap date.


Emmanuela Raquelle 2016-01-12
I've found that the strain itself is less important than the fact that it's CBDA (that tests quite high.) The effect: increased vitality, and I have found the THCA to have good effect on mental/emotional state. This is usually the time - winter - when things start going downhill for me, and I've been fine and dandy thus far. A friend made some cookies - raw - and I've been experimenting with whipping them up with organic coconut oil and a good glump of cannabis. Way tastier than lawn clippings in juice. The word 'relaxing' doesn't come to mind - we live in the mountains, are lucky to be able to work hard, and so relaxing is not anything that I'm needing. Thanks for your encouragement!

Dani Alchimia 2016-01-12
Hi Emmanuela, That's very interesting, I thought perhaps the CBD(A) strain has similar effects than those related to the decarboxylated form. I just love the uplifting, motivating effect of some strains, that feeling of "hey, my soul seems to want to fly a little", like a bird that has been inside a cage and flies for the first time... I have never tried to eat raw cannabis, but you are definitely awakening my interest... ;) All the best!


Emmanuela Raquelle 2016-01-10
LONG STORY, BUT A GOOD ONE: We grow cannabis high in the mountains of Northern CA. After juicing for a while, I decided I wanted to eat the leaves and buds from the plant, not just the juice, because the pulp was just being composted. What I have been doing for many many months is picking the leaves/buds, grinding them in the food processor - no liquid - and freezing in little paper or plastic baggies. Then each morning I take approximately a tablespoon of the cannabis, put it in a little juice, let it sit to soften up the material, and drink it down. It's a bit like drinking lawn clippings that have been in the rain, but I don't care.... The difference is in my life is quite wonderful. I can work in our big vegetable garden for hours during the day, and while previously I would come up to the house and have to lie down for a couple of hours because my back was so sore, I now come up, and within half an hour the aching-from-working is gone. The vitality I feel all during the day and evening is, again, wonderful. I cannot touch any kind of psychoactivity anymore (the days in Topanga Canyon are long gone..) and of course feel none of that with the raw plant. I grow a very high strain of CBD(A) - we have our plans tested - and also have high strain of THC(A). I find that the THCA has a marked beneficial effect on my mental/emotional state. [As a side note, I take 'popcorn' (little tiny buds that are left from the trimming process), and some bud, and trim, put it in a pot and with coconut oil simmer for about an hour, and then strain. The resulting salve (takes a number of hours to set up to salve consistency) I use for peripheral neuropathy on my feet. I had horrendous pain, would wake me during the night, and the salve took a few weeks,to kick in, and I have no more pain. Because it's psychoactive I only use it topically. Some smarty-pants friend decided to put some on toast - the product smells quite delicious - and told me that she ending up hallucinating. So I dasn't get near any imbibing. I first named it Owie Be Gone, and then decided that I probably should have a more grownup name, so now I call it 'The Salve', and been providing a number of friends with it, and the response has been delightful]. There you have it. A success story. By the way, I am 73 years old.

Dani Alchimia 2016-01-11
Hi Emmanuela, A success story, and amazing also!! We are happy to hear from testimonies like you from all around the world explaining the beneficial properties of this wonderful plant. If our governments were only a little bit more open minded, then we would all be enjoying them in a safe and normal way. How would you describe the effect of your CBD(A) strain? Much more relaxing, I guess? Thanks for your comment, all our best vibes! ;)


syd 2015-12-11
Im in Scotland, can I get this product

Dani Alchimia 2015-12-14
Hi syd, Unfortunately, we can't sell cannabis leaves, we can only sell cannabis seeds for collection. Normally, people grow their plants and make the juice with them. Sorry for the inconvenience, All the best!


LA76 2015-10-23
I remember my grandfather (7/13-1906 to 1-8- 2009), always told his kids and grandkids, " "Always eat everything as close to its natural source as possible" Now, mind you he was talking about food. But, I am a firm believer that the same principle applies to food and plants for medicinal purposes as well. To my knowledge, grandpa never partook of canabis in any form, not even when encouraged to at the ripe young age of 100-102.


Shellie Arriaga 2015-10-17
I need a source for the juice and supplements as soon as possible, I have Lupus and it has recently become active again. It is affecting my kidneys and if possible I would like to meet with Dr. Courtney to make sure it would be good for me and help me get this disease under control. I live in Florida but am willing to move if I have to to get what i need. Is the cannamin juice and supplements legal to ship to other states since it is low in THC? Please any help getting me on the right track is appreciated before I become more seriously ill.

Dani Alchimia 2015-10-19
Hi Shellie, We are sorry to read about your case, but unfortunately we can't send our CBD-based products to the USA. I know there are websites where you can see a list of cannabis-friendly doctors who prescribe marijuana in the USA, but I really don't know how it works. We are from Spain and can't ship any of our products to your country at this moment. All the best!


Cheryl 2015-10-17
We live in az my husband a Vietnam vet has stage 4 kidney cancer. Where can you purchase the raw cannabis from?

Dani Alchimia 2015-10-19
Hi Cheryl, I'm affraid you only have two options: to know someone who grows and gives you some raw cannabis, or to grow it at home for your own use. Unfortunately, in most countries people don't have the right to choose their medecines, and growing cannabis is ilegal. We just hope this situation changes in a near future and people can finally treat their diseases without being punished by the law. All the best!


Patti 2015-10-05
Hello, Just wondering why not to use the plant after the trichomes have turned amber?


Michael L. Grubich 2015-09-28
My sister had two bouts of breast cancer and through heavy treatments, now has peripheral neuropathy from the chemo treatment taxol. She wants desperately to try the cannabis juice to regain strength in her limbs again. Please send us information on how she can be invovled in a medical study on the benefits of "Raw Cannabis" Thank you in advance for your help in this matter!


Linda 2015-09-02
I'm very interested in juicing raw leaf to help with autoimmune disease. Afriend is harvesting a large mature plant for the buds and is offering me all of the leaves. Are the leaves devoid of THC through all stages of growth? Can I juice the leaves from the mature plant without worrying about THC? Thanks for all of the great information.

Dani Alchimia 2015-09-02
Hello Linda, THC is contained in the resin glands of the plant. Normally, fan leaves have almost no resin on them, and leaves don't have THC when the plant is growing (they can have resin glands when the plant is flowering, especially the closest leaves to the buds; these will have THC). All the best!


Ed Towbin 2015-06-05
My wife and i are eating green freshly cut leaves and buds, mostly to get CBD or CBDA for cancer treatment. My plants are budding with white trichomes, but I doubt we will eat enough to use all the material before they turn orange. I want to freeze buds and leaves for use later to eat. I intend to experiment with a few buds, cut them now, and freeze in freezer bags, then eat raw later. Any comments or suggestions? Should I hang them upside down and dry for a while before freezing?

Dani Alchimia 2015-06-08
Hi Ed, There's no need to dry your material, you can freeze it fresh if you have enough space in your freezer. Thanks for your confidence, Best vibes!


robin remaily 2015-06-01
Hi ya'all..thanks so much for the work..ideas..info. There was mention that CBDA doesn't cross the blood brain barrier but CBD, heated, does..I have been giving a friend with a brain tumor very cold extracted oil using a plant derived extractor...because she can not tolerate the expansive nature of carboxylated cannabinoids ..What, pray tell is the scoop on this particular conundrum? Is she wasting her time and only presuming she is deriving anti inflammatory medicine? Also, per tumor treatment..a Viet Vet who I know, was heavily sprayed with agent orange..many skin tumors over years..AMA "treatment" just about wrecked his right hand but has been successfully curing the repeatedly showing up and growing tumors by putting a tar oil that he concentrates in a roto vac extractor unit...they come on, he lets them grow and at some point he applies the oil and invariably, within two to three months they are completely gone.. anyway...The question...does CBDA work on brain cancer? since apparently it doesn't penetrate the brain as CBD does..

Dani Alchimia 2015-06-02
Hi Robin, We usually cooperate with Dr. Mariano García de Palau, feel free to ask him any doubts here: http://www.thcterapeutico.com/?ptype=ask-a-question Thanks for your confidence, Best vibes!


Kristen 2015-05-31
My husband was diagnosed with lymphoma a couple weeks ago and is undergoing chemo, and I've just started juicing. I have a wonderful friend that is giving us leaves and raw buds, and he's so eager to help. He's giving me different strains at various levels of maturity to experiment with, but I thought I'd ask and see what you recommend.

Dani Alchimia 2015-06-02
Hi Kristen, The best thing you can do is triyng these different strains and see which ones work best for you. Dr. Courtney says that using clear/white trichomes is better than amber ones, so you can start with your less mature plants and check results. Best of lucks, and thanks for your confidence! ;)


Mark 2015-05-28
Hi Thank you for posting this very helpful article. My wife has progressive MS which we are aiming to treat with CBD crew yummy raw cannabis plants. Our concern is how to store the fresh raw green plant without it drying out (last time we tried to store it it eventually dried out and made my wife very high so we had to through it all away) We were wondering if we could very finely chop (or blend) the whole fresh plant (including the prepared root) add a little water and other juice flavouring and freeze in small trays to be used over the following months. Just wondering if you have any experience/thoughts on this method ? Thank you

Dani Alchimia 2015-05-29
Hello Mark, I guess there won't be any problem, you can freeze fresh material and store it for months. Perhaps the juice will be darker in colour; when you freeze fresh plant material, a phenomenon known as ice nucleation occurs, since the water between the cells crystallizes and pierces the tissues of the plant, allowing chrolophyll to escape and mix with the water. This dones not happen if you use chilled material from your fridge, but of course you can't have fresh plant material in the fridge for months (just few days), it should be stored in the freezer for long term use. Hope it helped, Best vibes!


Susie Jane 2015-04-14
What about juicing leaves that have been fed nutrients for growth, not any insecticide. What about Neem being used on the leaves in the early stage, then rinsed off? How early can you start juicing the plants? What difference in health benefits of the various stages of growth? Thank you for all the information you are giving us.

Dani Alchimia 2015-04-16
Hi Susie Jane, If you want to make juice from the leaves of your plants, it would be better not to feed/spray them. If you have fed/sprayed your plants I would rinse off the leaves 2-3 times and wait for about a week. You can start juicing your plants at an early stage, although if you remove all the leaves from the plant this will die. Waiting a bit to have a bigger plant is better, since in this way we can remove enough leaves for our juice but the plant won't die, developing new shoots and leaves in few days. I not sure on this one, but I guess the benefits are the same. A different case would be using leaves with trichomes (once the plant is flowering), these leaves surely have a much higher amount of cannabinoids and terpenes than before the flowering stage. Thanks for your confidence, Best vibes!


Lisa G 2015-04-01
Need to know where to get the reputable juice.

Dani Alchimia 2015-04-01
Hi Lisa G, I guess the easiest way is to grow your own plants, since you don't even need to have them flowering to make the juice, you only need leaves. I don't know if any dispensary, etc. is offering the juice, sorry. Best vibes!


Jason Houston 2015-03-29
Hello, I am very interested in making a marijuana extraction by juicing. I have a large quantity of leaves that i would like to juice and make as a tincture and donate to the dispensary into a 2 oz. dropper bottle. I can't seem to find away to make a tincture from juicing and to add that does not require heat. I want to stabilize the juice so that it could last for a few months. Help anyone.


Bob Davis 2015-02-19
We are trying this now and it appears to be working just as explained in this article. The only problem is there are just not enough leaves produced to make enough juice to have it every day. When you live where they demonized it, then it's very hard to explain that it really works this way and others make jokes out of this new way to use it. Actually mixed with different fruits and veggies it tastes really good and helps with our medical problems. Thanks for studying this new method and doing the research.

Dani Alchimia 2015-02-20
Hello Bob, It is so sad that people can't have access to a medicine that heals them. In his regulatory madness, man has undermined what we believe to be fundamental rights, like growing plants at home or treating a disease. Is anyone being harmed by our activity? Are we damaging someone by growing flowers at home? I hope some day we'll all have the right to grow our own cannabis at home and people like you won't be pursued by the Law just because you want to grow some flowers and heal from your disease. That day, mankind will have taken a step forward regarding Ethics and Moral. Thanks for your comment, we are glad this post was useful for you. Best vibes!


Jo-Anne Christie 2015-01-16
I am interested in learning more as I am dealing with breast cancer(triple negative). Is there anything you could send me that I can present to my doctors? I am in i Alberta, Ca Ada. Also, do you know of any doctors in Canada that are knowledgable and are supportive of using marijuana or cannabis oil? I recently learned of a clinic in Ontario, but haven't contacted them directly yet. Any assistance would be much appreciated. Thank you.

Dani Alchimia 2015-01-16
Hi Joa-Anne, Sorry to hear about that. Unfortunately, we are in Spain so it is really hard for us recommending any clinic or doctor, any suggestion from us would be basically speculating. We do have contact with spanish doctors who are using cannabis as treatment, but we don't know anyone directly in Canada. Perhaps you could try Oasis Medical, Alberta, Canada. Let's hope someone can help you on this, it is our wish that any medical patient can have the needed treatment. Thanks for your comment, Best luck!


Paul Pot 2015-01-15
I love my wheatgrass juice. Has anyone tried the 2 together? Would the sweetness of the wheat grass balance the herb juice?

Dani Alchimia 2015-01-15
Hi Paul, Excellent idea!! I guess you get a tastier juice, and probably even healthier!! My turn now: what about mixing weed leafs with basil, olive oil, pine nuts and walnuts? Best Pesto sauce ever!! ;) Thanks for your comment, Best vibes!


Knicks Snapback 2014-10-06
Excellent way of explaining, and pleasant post to get data about my presentation subject matter, which i am going to present in university.

Dani 2014-10-06
Hello, We are glad this post helped you with your subject, thanks for your kind comment! Best vibes!


rama 2014-08-02
reliable post about cannabis

VapoMan 2014-08-25
Thank you, rama! :) We love that you like it :)


LoveLife 2014-07-31
There is not much that changes the stigma quiet like Dr. William Courtney's juicing regimens. The science behind how the juice stays non-psychoactive and supports the entire Endocannabinoid System is fascinating! I was hard pressed to find alternatives that supported the entourage effect while maintaining normal cognitive function until I found CannaMin. Promote telomere restoration and an enhanced quality of life with raw absorb-able nutrition. I've never felt so good, and neither have my friends and family. Using this plant as a dietary supplement is clearly the right direction. I encourage others to at least give it a try! CannaMin is approved by Dr. William Courtney and available as both a drink and capsule.

VapoMan 2014-08-25
Hi LoveLife! Thank you for your opinion. We also think that raw cannabis has a lot of power, but personally, I've never tried it yet :P. Is this CannaMint available in europe? Do you have any more details, please? :)

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