Friday, August 1, 2014

90,000+ views!!

Thank you to all our readers, and those interested in raw cannabis juicing!
This blog started as a 40 day raw juice challenge, where my hubby and myself  would drink 40 straight days of adding raw cannabis to our diets to see the benefits! There were lots of benefits!
Honestly, having consistent availability to raw product is really the biggest obstacle in staying on a consistent program of juicing. But people with a will, always find a way!!  
Thank You again, for all the support!
WHOO HOOOO we hit over 90,000 views!!

Thursday, July 10, 2014

almost 90,000 views Now! AMAZING!!!

When I started this Blog, it was all about doing 40 day of raw cannabis juicing. And sharing the knowledge, know how and benefits of juicing for 40 straight days with raw cannabis.
Well over a year has gone by, way past the first 40 days. While I honestly will tell you I do not get to use raw cannabis juice everyday, when  I do I feel fantastic. I really believe raw cannabis juice is one of the best natural anti-inflammatory on the plant. So I continued past the 40 days, I kept writing. I kept posting articles from other raw cannabis juicer advocates, and Now my little 40 day blog is close to reaching 90,000 views. As well as read by people all over the world.
So I continue to write and I continue to share other peoples articles. I keep trying to promote the benefits of raw cannabis juicing. I can envision one day, when cannabis is legal, that a person will walk up to the local juice bar and say " a double shot of cannabis juice please!"
Right now raw cannabis juicing is still in the beginning stages of use (in my opinion)
I believe this is really because unless you grow your own cannabis medicine having access to the raw leaves and buds is almost impossible. Now grow your own, and you are set as long as you are growing and have plants free from molds, disease, pests, NO pesticides are a must!!!
If you are interested in raw juicing and you live in a hemp growing country, you can try contacting local hemp farms asking them about donating you raw leaves. No you won't get much if any THC, but we are trying to get both CBD's and THCV acids so hemp leaves are perfect!
If you are really interested but cannot grow your own, you can always ask friends and safe people to share what they normally throw away.
And lastly, If nothing else and you have dispensaries and access to medical cannabis growers ask them to SHARE THEIR LEAVES! please don't throw them away or just compost them. Donate them to patients and local dispensaries for patient to try raw cannabis juicing.
Thank you all for reading! It is a pleasure to write, share other's articles, and give the world as much information on raw cannabis juicing as possible!
PEACE

Friday, July 4, 2014

Step out of the cannabis closet... and try going green.

We live in a world filled of prescription medication for everything. You can't sleep, there are five kinds of various medications to possibly help you sleep and with what side effects. When you listen to those commercials on television and hear the what seems endless litany of things that can go wrong with you, just to get a night sleep. Don't get me wrong, I suffer from insomnia too but with possible side effects like diarrhea and migraines it doesn't sound worth it to me. I am not trying to make fun of this, it's actually sad to see our societies taking pills to fix all our problems. I believe in medication. I just question the need for fixing everything. We have become such a prescription nation, but here  in the cannabis industry  I see people wanting a better alternative to prescription drugs. I see patients wanting to be able to eat a medicated cookie or vaporize or even better in my opinion drink a shot of raw cannabis juice instead of taking a pill for depression, anxiety, insomnia, PT SD and and many other problems. I hear patients over and over tell me at the dispensary I work at,  "I cannot believe it how well cannabis works for me, it is amazing" And there are so many patients with chronic illness where no medications seem to relieve their terrible symptoms, yet they can find relief with using cannabis. There are many people, doctors included, that believe cannabis should be used  only for those dying or those with chronic issues only. Yes, I agree but I also believe people with nausea, depression, diabetes, MS. PT SD should also have that right. I believe with my heart that when we finally legalize cannabis then and only then will we be able to study and learn how cannabis and its amazing properties can help people with so many aliments. And with side effects, of dry mouth, hunger and red eyes, all which can lesson over time of use. And No one has ever died from over dosing on cannabis. No one.
So why are so many people going green? Here in California its a great options for people who can get a doctor to recommend cannabis to their patients for their illnesses. In cannabis dispensary patients have so many options on how to use cannabis. It is no longer the day of smoking a doobie. Not that a patient can't but, now there are tropical, edibles, dried cannabis flowers, concentrates of hashish and very refined top grade high concentrated oil and cannabis waxes. It is amazing to hear all the stories, and see all the patients that return for a little  more medicine.
With medical marijuana states almost tipping the balance of legal use states verses not, more and more people are wanting and willing to give cannabis a try. and In my humble opinion should give it a try, with the recommendation of a doctor!
So keep reading about all the wonderful ways that cannabis has helped people for over 2000 years, and step OUT OF THAT CANNABIS CLOSET and try GOING with a little green.
PEace~

Thursday, June 26, 2014

It's raw cannabis juicing season!!

This the season, around northern Cali that the cannabis plants are growing and it's the perfect time for raw cannabis juicing.
Even if this is just your first time growing, in the cannabis community we using all part of the plant even the roots! when possible!
It easy, it makes you feel awesome and full of CBD's!!! That help your body with inflammation, pain, chronic illness and fatigue. Using raw cannabis juice leaves (juicing 20-60 leaves per day for my chronic conditions) I drink the juice three time a day when I am at my peek of juicing.
I add the cannabis leaves with a little fresh juice I already made to help it go down the juicer better.
I keep the concentrated cannabis juice separate and in the fridge (for 24 hours worth of using then I toss it) Side Note! If I don't have time to juice all my veggie and fruits, sometimes I will just use the concentrated canna-juice with ginger beer, other juices, or coconut water.
People often write me asking and very concerned about the high one might feel.
Well, I don't notice it, but I use  cannabis in various forms and have a high tolerance, but most new people while they don't feel high, they do notice some euphoric affects, definite anti-inflammatorant properties, decreased their pain. But Yes, You may feel a little something, My husband says he gets a little "bump" from it... "but it makes me feel great"
What if you don't have leaves?
Good question! Ask your friends and people! You might be surprised in who you know that can help you. and more often people throw away their shade leaves, so they don't mind sharing! and if you can ever pick fresh raw buds, know they are much more concentrated and you probably can start with juicing on or two buds (raw of course.)
ONLY JUICE FRESH HEALTHY LEAVES!!!!
I don't' want anyone getting sick, so please read this. cannabis leaves like other vegetable and plants materials; THEY GO BAD, ROTTEN AND SPOIL!!! Please check all leaves and buds for mold, softening or rotting leaves, and ONLY ORGANIC RAW MATIERALS!! (We don't need more chemicals in our bodies)
Lastly!!! Go SLOW, a little goes a long way, and YES! BEFORE I let my precious medicine go to waste... I do juice up my bulk leaves and pour it into ice cube trays and freeze it. While freezing it isn't FRESH it's still raw and once the outdoor growing season is over!! TRUST ME.. You will want your frozen juice for sure!!
GOOD LUCK AND HAPPY RAW CANNA-JUICING!

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

ATTENTION MEDI-MARIJUANA GROWERS!! WE NEED SHADE LEAVES!

I have wrote on the benefits of raw cannabis juicing. I have provided video's, blog articles from other pro raw cannabis juicers, but no matter how hard I try it is almost impossible to get the raw material people need. Having the opportunity to grow myself, while indoors I did have the large amounts of shade leaves for my juicing. I needed to prune my plants leaves so they can get better light, so instead of throwing them away, I juiced it instead. I have provided a video by Dr. William Courtney who provided information on starting your own one light garden for your juicing purposes. But for most people this is not possible or they are well enough to take on a project of this size.
I have read that there are several dispensaries in Mendocino, and Humboldt counties that carry bags of leaves for their patients at a minimum donation. But here in Sonoma County I have not found any growers who want to start a new business supplying leaves.  
I have talked with several local dispensaries who are willing to let me come teach their patients the benefits of raw juicing, but then we have NO LEAVES or product to provide them.
This is very sad and depressing to me. I know people who grow have big shade leaves they throw away... I just need to get them to understand that even these leaves have medical value to patients.
Everyday, I talk with patients on raw juicing. People in the UK have fields of leaves that they now offer to their patients. But here in Sonoma County we are still struggling.
Someone recently told me, "I needed to stop talking about the problem.... and find a solution."
So my plan is this....
1) make flyers for all dispensaries: FOCUSING ON GETTING GROWERS TO SAVE AND SHARE LEAVES.
2) CONTACT DISPENSARIES VIA SOCIAL MEDIA REGARDING THE NEED FOR RAW LEAVES.
3)WRITE ARTICLES ON RAW JUICING SUBMITTING TO CANNABIS MAGAZINES TO SPREAD THE WORD.
I believe that the benefits of raw cannabis is still VERY NEW, and so we truly need to spread the word, and get the world to start using their leaves instead of composting them.
PLEASE SHARE THE KNOWLEDGE
~peace

Saturday, October 26, 2013

year round outdoor garden for raw cannabis juicing

With the increasing costs of electricity,  many patients cannot afford indoor growing or for that matter they can't grow where they live. Plus for many of us growing outside is very important.  Why put  a huge carbon foot print on this earth when it can be sun grown. Yes everyone would love to think that year round growing is possible everywhere. The answer is yes, and no. There are few places near our equator that allows for year round growing. Even here in California,I have met people who come  close to growing a full year of cannabis. The problem lies in the coldest and wettest months. But like I said it's still possible. With a homemade greenhouse and some special supplies year round growing is possible. However, you should first understand that the quantity of your harvest may not be as much as the summer season. But this year round gardening is for raw juicing purposes so it isn't the biggest concern. Having a year round supply is the important art here.
My best advice is start with a spring summer garden first if possible. This will give you a chance to start growing easily, where you will have an abundance of fresh leaves and then fresh buds for juicing. Then hopefully you love raw cannabis so much you will need to start thinking about extending your gardening season. I found many ideas for building your own inexpensive green houses on pinterest. And I've also recently learned from a cannabis patient that if you add hay to the inside of your green house you can increase the inside temperatures 20+ degrees. So for those people who are concerned about freezing their crops this will help.
Remember is you are starting from clones, you will need to give your babies some supplemental lighting even in your greenhouse. If you just put your plants outside when there isn't longer daylight hours, your plant will go right into budding, without getting very big. This might be just fine for juicing purposes. But remember that raw juicing takes a lot of material so one small plant could be totally used in one juice due to its size. Dr. Courtney suggest 20-30 big shade leaves or 2-3 raw buds (2-3 inches in length) per day. So it gets juiced up quickly. Therefore adding supplemental lighting (even just florescents for a few hours at night ca grow your cannabis up more.
Some ideas for those dedicated growers who cannot grow outside. You can set up a one light set up especially with an auto-flowering strain, then you can have a small indoor garden. If you watch the video here on this blog  on Dr. William Courtney he gives detailed instructions on a one light indoor set-up for raw cannabis juicing.
Best of luck to everyone willing to try growing a raw cannabis juicing garden.
PEACE

Friday, October 25, 2013

Five things to consider about raw cannabis juicing!

1. A great juicer that can handle lots of green materials. A wheat grass juicer or a green leaf attachment is very helpful. Just remember, you soak the leaves and raw bud for 20-30 minutes, but it's still very fibrous.

2. A large supply of fresh green leaves and bud. I would say this is the biggest challenge. It's very difficult to grow or obtain enough raw product to maintain a juicing program.

3.The motivation! Raw cannabis juicing is great! And can be done daily. But the truth is it's a lot of work, even if we'll worth it.

4.Fresh,mold and pesticides free material. I cannot express enough the importance of clean and healthy products. Patients especially with compromise immune system s need to be sure the raw leaves and buds they use are safe.

5. The willingness to try! Sometimes people  look for cures and miracles to save them from poor health or illness.Raw cannabis provides vital nutrients, cannabinoids and vitamins.

HAPPY JUICING!!!