Purple Kush is cool, but what about Purple Wax?

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Anonymous asks:  “Someone told me that the big fan leaves are not good because they do not have any THC or CBD’s.  Is that true? I would like to make tea with them.”

Cannawitch answers:  - While it is true there is no THC in the fan leaves, there is small amounts of THCA.   There have been studies showing they contain CBD’s, sometimes in much higher content than the bud.  This is exactly the part of the plant that people are using RAW with such great success.   Leaves are picked from a plant that is about three months of age.  If you are strictly looking for medical benefit without a “high”, this is a perfect way to medicate.  You may find that cooking degrades some or all of the medicinal properties in these leaves. You will find the greatest value by using them RAW.

Some of the benefits of raw cannabis include:

Immune modulating ———– Anti-diabetic
Anti-inflammatory ————- Neuroprotective
Antioxidant ——————— Antispasmodic
Anti-tumor/anti-cancer ——- Anti-anxiety
Bone stimulation ————– Antibacterial

What are the “active” ingredients in raw cannabis if there is no delta-9 THC?

Terpenes                    Cannabigerol (CBG)
Flavonoids                   Cannabidivarin (CBDV)
Phytocannabinoids       Cannabichromene (CBC)
Cannabinol (CBN)        CBD Acid
Cannabidiol (CBD)        THC Acid
Cannabigerol (CBG)

There are more than 525 molecules found in raw cannabis, some with synergistic effects.

According to Dr. Courtney it takes about 4-8 weeks before full clinical benefit is reached. It takes that long to fully saturate the fat tissue with phyto-cannabinoids. Phyto-cannabinoids are fat molecules that are stored in the adipose or fat tissue similar to the fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E and K. It appears that a wheat grass juicer is probably the best method of breaking up the cannabis plant cells. Mix with a minimal amount of organic fruit or vegetable juice – just enough to cut the bitter taste of the raw cannabis. Choose lower sugar juices to minimize your ingestion of simple sugars. Store leaves in a green bag in the refrigerator; do not rinse until immediately before using. Dr. Courtney recommends soaking leaves in water for five minutes before juicing.

Use organic cannabis that does not have any pesticides applied at any point in its life cycle. Dr. Courtney recommends using ten large fan leaves per day in juice, salsa, pesto, salad, etc. (I’ll be posting CannawitchCreation original recipes soon) If you have access to fresh bud, he recommends juicing one raw bud/day.

Cannabinoids and THCA are cleared rapidly from the blood, so frequent consumption of a small amount of juice is ideal. Split the juice into five parts for five divided doses per day.

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Dr. William Courtney