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!!!

Sunday, August 25, 2013

40,000+ views

Thank you to all the people interested in reading about raw cannabis jucing.  I am so proud that  was once  my 40day raw challenge blog, has grown into a  collection of wonderful articles and videos by a great group of knowledgeable writers.  Thanks again for your support. 40,000 + views!
Mahalo

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Cannadad Blogs on raw cannabis jucing!

 
 
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Monday, February 25, 2013

A Look Into Raw, Organic Cannabis Juicing

People globally enjoy partaking in the pungent flowers of the Cannabis plant, seeking the euphoric psycho-activity unique to this plant, whether for pain relief, pleasure or pastime. Many people though are unaware of the amazing benefits of Raw, organic Cannabis Juice.

In raw form, Cannabis leaves and the tri-chrome covered flowers are concentrated with non-psychoactive, anti-biotic, anti-fungal, anti-viral, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, immune-regulating and anti-cancer nutrient compounds including lesser-known Tetrahydrocannabicannabidiol (CBD), and Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV) both of which are proving to be therapeutic substances capable of preventing and/or reversing a plethora of chronic and debilitating illnesses.

When you begin juicing “raw” cannabis, you will consume cannabinoids in their acid forms. The raw form of CBD is CBDA or cannabidiolic acid. The raw form of THC is THCA or tetrahydrocannabinolic acid. These are the A arrangements of the molecules, the non-psychoactive forms. The acids of this plant are not psychoactive unless they are decarboxylated, or heated. When decarboxylation takes place the acids are converted to Δ9-THC and CBD.

Recently CBD is making waves in research, being regarding as a highly medicinal substance with unique immune-regulating capabilities. The human body already contains an endogenous cannabinoid system, complete with different types of cannabinoid receptors, introducing cannabinoids to your systems can help normalize the body's functions, including cellular communication, regeneration and repair, as well as regulating immune function.

Juicing works, because it provides the cannabinoid acids, which are potent anti-inflammatory compounds that help activate and regulate the endocannabinoid system. When you juicing is done properly, you should not have to worry about psycho-activity. Though preparing the juice improperly may lead to heating the solution and causing THC to form, this can be said of pasteurization, even flash pasteurization.

I utilize the power of raw Cannabis in juiced form myself. This juice possesses a powerful grassy taste, definitely lacking in the flavor department. It is best mixed into a smoothie for those with sensitive palates, chased with apple juice or lemonade or just straight for veterans and die-hards. No matter the taste, it is worth the power-house of nutrients found within.

Canna Juicers will notice a strong increase in energy levels, feeling invigorated almost immediately. I am unsure as to why this amount of energy is produced, I am pretty sure it has something to do with the metabolism of the acid components of the juice, leaving it exceptionally beneficial to those with chronic-fatigue issues. This juice has appetite suppressant qualities, as you do not feel the urge to eat as often, and there are no “munchies” associated with raw Cannabis juice.

One downfall is, in its raw form Cannabis Juice does not have a long-shelf life. The neon-green juice begins to turn the mucky-brown of oxidation about as quickly as an apple once bitten into. I would not recommend keeping juice longer than 12 hours as the nutritional value begins to degrade. You are able to store the juice in the freezer for a period of 6-12 months, though fresh is best!
 
My friend and Juicing Guru, Dr. William Courtney, of Mendocino County California recommends that patients juice 15-20 leaves per day. Cannabis leaves have the highest CBD levels, and therefore are the best for juicing. Prime juicing material is found when the plants are between 70-85 days old. He believes that individuals with compromised immune systems from autoimmune disorders, cellular dysfunction, chronic inflammation, cancer and various other illnesses can derive a wide range of health-promoting benefits by consuming organic raw Cannabis Juice.

I believe that Cannabis, and the compounds found within are vital nutrients missing from our modern, prohibitionist, western diet. Give raw, organic Cannabis juicing a try, feel the benefits for yourself, and then share the news with your friends and loved ones. Don’t be afraid to cure yourself!


 
More information on juicing can be found online:

By juicing you are allowing the consumption of up to 60x the amount of THC in the form of THCA without the psychoactive effects, allowing for increased cannabinoid saturation. THCA is the precursor acid form of THC, they are metabolized differently. Every from of cannabinoid medicine utilized will give their own unique effects and benefits. Even raw cannabis juice shows anti-neoplastic activity,

"Unheated Cannabis extract and THCa were able to inhibit the tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNF-alpha) levels in culture supernatants from U937 macrophages and peripheral blood macrophages after stimulation with LPS in a dose-dependent manner."
(http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16504929)

Δ9-THCA possesses anti-inflammatory and anti-neurodegenerative properties. Δ9-THCA inhibits cyclooxygenase 1 (COX-1) and cyclooxygenase 2 (COX-2), in human colon cell cultures (Ruhaak et. al., 2011). COX-1 and COX-2 are both enzymes involved in inflammation. Δ9-THCA has also been shown to decrease the amount of oxidative stress caused by mitochondrial impairment, a major mechanism in neural degeneration, in mouse mesencephalic cell cultures
 (Moldzio et al., 2012).

Friday, June 28, 2013

High on Health: CBD in the Food Supply

High on Health: CBD in the Food Supply


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Endocannabinoids are naturally occurring compounds found within the human body. They've been there for 600,000 years or more, but we've only just noticed it! One of the remarkable things about endocannabinoids is their striking similarity to the active ingredients of cannabis called phyto-cannabinoids. In fact, it was the effort by scientists to understand the exact mechanism by which cannabis works in the body that led to the discovery of the Endocannabinoid System little more than a decade ago.

The science of endocannabinoid medicine has progressed to a dizzying degree in the past few years. There is wider awareness that the 'endocannabinoid system' is the largest neurotransmitter system in the human body, regulating relaxation, eating, sleeping, memory, and, as noted by the Italian scientist Vincenzo Di Marzo, even our immune system.
Cannabinoids promote homeostasis, the maintenance of a stable internal environment despite external fluctuations, at every level of biological life, from the sub-cellular, to the organism. For example, endocannabinoids are now understood as the source of the runner's high.  The endocannabinoids naturally found in human breast milk, which are vital for proper human development, have virtually identical effects as cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Amazingly, the mechanism at work after smoking or eating cannabis, when adults get the "munchies, is essentially the same as what causes breastfeeding babies to seek protein-rich milk.

Universally accepted following its discovery in 1995, the endocannabinoid system asserts it power to heal and balance the other systems of the body by turning on or off the expression of genes. Cannabinoids hold the key that unlocks receptor sites throughout the brain and immune system triggering potent healing and pain-killing effects.
The endocannabinoid anandamide, (Ananda = bliss in Sanskrit + amide = chemical type) a naturally neurotransmitting lipid compound made by all mammals, is basically a self-manufactured "natural THC" circulating within. Anandamide and THC act through the cannabinoid receptors and have similar effects on pain, appetite, and memory, etc.
There are two types of cannabinoid receptors in the body -- the CB1 receptors found primarily in the brain and the central nervous system, and the CB2 receptors that are distributed but primarily found in the immune system. These receptors respond to cannabinoids, whether they be from breast milk, or from a cannabis plant.
Aside from the cannabinoids produced by the body and those found in cannabis, there are numerous substances that interact with the endocannabinoid system, such as cacao, black pepper, echinacea, tumeric and even carrots. But it is the Cannabis plant that produces the most powerful cannabinoids mimicing most closely those produced by the body. No downsides, no side-effects, no drug interaction issues, and so far, no giving up your hard earned funds to big pharma.

Make no mistake, I'm not referring to THC, of which Americans smoke more of per person than any other people on Earth, but rather the "other," non-psychoactive cannabinoid called Cannabidiol (CBD), a prominent molecular component of the cannabis plant.  While CBD does not bind to either the CB1 or CB2 cannabinoid receptors directly, it does stimulate endogenous cannabinoid activity by suppressing an enzyme that breaks down anandamide. CBD is also a counterbalance to the action of THC at the CB1 receptor, mitigating or muting the psychoactive effects of THC.  Weed enthusiasts would be wise to keep some CBD on hand for when things get... out of hand.

If just 10% of what research doctors are now saying about CBD is true, then this is a discovery with significance similar in medical impact to the discovery of antibiotics. Myriad serious scientific peer-reviewed studies in Europe have pointed to CBD as having almost unprecedented healing power over an extraordinary variety of pathologies. Even the stodgy National Cancer Institute has referenced this on their website.
Surprisingly, there is still little awareness of this outside of the medical research community.  Surely an unknown plant newly found in a remote rainforest with the same medical profile would be heralded as a miraculous cure. But in the last half-century, this particular plant has been better known as an intoxicant than a medicine.
The stigma that obscures wider awareness of its beneficial nature has been carefully cultivated. For decades, Hearst newspapers bombarded Americans with images of Mexicans and African Americans led into vice and violence by the evil weed. In the public mind, cannabis was transformed from an obscure ingredient in patented medicines with pharmacy sales rivaling aspirin, to an intoxicant the use of which would lead inevitably to decline and debauchery.

In a spectacular confluence of politics, racism, corporate greed, and political corruption, the federal government managed to outlaw cannabis for all purposes in 1937, with medical research becoming virtually impossible in the U.S.
Now, in California and around the country, research doctors are peer-reviewing the recent explosion of clinical studies from abroad, as well as conducting their own pre-clinical research without humans. Persuasive evidence abounds that CBD is effective in easing symptoms as well as reversing of a wide range of difficult-to-control conditions, including: rheumatoid arthritis, diabetes, alcoholism, PTSD, epilepsy, antibiotic-resistant infections, neurological disorders, and muscular dystrophy.
CBD has no side effects and becomes very effective as an anti-psychotic when given in larger doses. With more antioxidant potency than either vitamin C or E, CBD has consistently demonstrated neuroprotective effects, and its anti-cancer potential is, by all accounts, enormous. Sean McAllister, PhD at California Pacific Medical Center said "CBD could spell the end of breast cancer," and claims it could render chemotherapy and radiation a distant 2nd and 3rd options for cancer patients.
Don Abrams M.D. at UCSF says the studies point to "a remarkable ability of CBD to arrest cancer cell division, cell migration, metastasis, and invasiveness."  The vast impact of the endocannabinoid system on human health explains and validates anecdotal reports of cannabis used effectively for a wide range of health conditions. Studies on the efficacy of CBD treatment are already driving the design and development of precision targeted single-molecule medicines. Indeed, we are hard-wired for cannabinoids.

The US government may not admit the medical efficacy of cannabis, but the global pharmaceutical industry has been researching it for many years. Some 350 scientists from drug-company labs including Merck, Pfizer, Eli Lilly, Bristol-Myers Squibb, AstraZeneca, and Allergan (maker of Botox and silicone breast implants) regularly attend meetings of the International Cannabinoid Research Society. They are all trying to develop synthetic drugs that confer some of the health benefits of cannabis without the psychoactivity. "It's a foregone conclusion," says Julie Holland, M.D.,"that the next decade will see a new generation of Big Pharma medications based on cannabis."  
According to Martin A. Lee, author of Smoke Signals, vitamin D combined with CBD could become "the killer public health app of the post-prohibition era." A new CBD/THC medicine for cancer pain called Sativex from the British company, GW Pharmaceuticals, is finishing the final FDA-approval process. While there is no time limit on enduring prejudice, as science reveals more about how the cannabinoid system works, the stigma associated with cannabis use is expected to fade.

CBD-enriched health foods, tinctures and oils are the next revolution in food and medicine. There is currently an explosion of entrepreneurial activity and creativity around making up for lost time with CBD. LA-based cannabis physician Allan Frankel explains that, "up until this past year, it has been impossible to help patients using CBD. Cannabis growers were focused on the stoniest weed," hence, CBD which is non-psychoactive, was nearly lost. Now, more CBD rich strains are turning up, in part because there are laboratories that can accurately assess how much of which cannabinoid is present and check for mold and pesticides.
We are still in the early stages of understanding the synergistic effects of all the cannabinoids, not to mention the terpenoids--the sticky aromatic terpenes that give cannabis its characteristic smell. Research, as well as results in the field, shows that the presence of some THC and other cannabinoids in smaller amounts potentiate the healing effects of CBD. The combined effects of the cannabinoids, terpenes and perhaps another 200 other molecules all working together and carefully balanced in nature is what Dr. Ethan Russo calls an "Entourage Effect".

The burgeoning edible cannabis industry until recently was focused on making food items so radically THC dominant that you could easily become catatonic 3 hours after ingestion.  Anecdotal evidence suggests while most people enjoy these powerful treats, many people have had challenging experiences, replete with anxiety, panic, and functional psychosis.
Fortunately, for seekers of good health or for those targeting disease, there are now CBD-rich edibles that don't make you high, such as raw organic cacao from the Green Cacao Company, multi-flavored CBD dominant lozenges CBD-OOS, and other similar products delightful to the palate as well as therapeutically effective. 
As the health benefits are better understood, the huge market potential of non-psychoactive CBD-foods will likely be recognized. CBD-rich tinctures, such as Dew Drops Hemp Oil from Denver based Dixie Botanicals sells their industrial hemp oil over the internet with no medical marijuana permit required. Before long, there will be a plethora of food products rich in CBD, essentially creating a new food sector more legitimately called "health food," than what is currently found in natural foods stores.

CBD-rich foods need not make any health claims thus avoiding issues with the FDA. Imagine creamy CBD enhanced peanut butter, cooking oils, cereals, and beverages. Don't be surprised that in a few short years, you will be hearing doctors (not just cannabis physicians) advise their patients to "exercise, and get your CBD." Obtaining enough CBD to make a medically significant difference requires edible, vapor, or sublingual delivery thus avoiding the health risks associated with smoking.

In this fast and fanciful look forward, one should not leave out the inevitable resurgence of large-scale cultivation and production of fiber hemp, a versatile, ecologically sustainable plant with more than 25,000 known industrial applications--everything from hemp clothing, cosmetics, and foods (hemp seeds are a powerful source of protein), to oil-free plastics, hemp surfboards, insulation, and car panels.  
Practically speaking, CBD, or what Robert Louis Stevenson called the "golden oil," is but a by-product of the non-psychoactive hemp plant. As you read this, thousands of industrial hemp farms are stripping the CBD-rich leaves and stems from the desired fiber and composting them. It's reasonable to suppose that the tragedy of losing all that medical value for victims of cancer and other maladies will not be lost on those that follow us.  
If the cannabis plant hasn't done enough for us--providing wellness for the body and change for the mind, it can also help us pull the petroleum out of our economic jugular, possibly giving rise to a healthier vegetable-based organic life-support system for our children.

Image by
M. Martin, courtesy of Creative Commons license

Monday, June 24, 2013

SANTA ROSA CA. THYROID CANCER PATIENT IN NEED OF RAW LEAVES AND RAW BUD!

THE MIRACLE OF RAW CANNABIS, lead me to creating my blog, giving me the opportunity to share all information that I can find on raw cannabis juicing. I've been learning, exploring and developing my own knowledge on the benefits of Cannabis, now including the extraordinary benefits of  intaking  raw cannabis.
BUT AS AMAZING AS THE BENEFITS ARE... WE ARE STILL ARE HITTING ROAD BLOCKS.

It's really difficult to obtain the raw material needed for this juicing program. Especially if You wanted to start juicing or eating the raw bud and  you are Not a grower of cannabis already, getting the raw cannabis can be extremely difficult. And if You do get some, maintaining (getting a continued source of raw material) a source for raw cannabis gets difficult. Even tho, Most growers prune, and leaf their plants on a regular basis, especially those growers who do indoor, and the scrog method of growing. These people have extra leaves,and even immature bud that often is just composted or thrown away! WE NEED TO GET THE WORD OUT to our wonderful Growers in the Emerald Triangle... Shoot in fact EVERYWHERE.
Cannabis Growers, please stop throwing away your shade leaves and immature buds as you prune your beauties. Please offer them to people who may need them. Or even contact your local dispensaries ( if in California) to see if any patients may be in need of raw cannabis.
Which brings me to my question that I'm throwing out into the universe through my blog!
I have met a wonderful person who has been diagnosed with non-operative thyroid cancer.
WE NEED RAW CANNABIS LEAVES AND ANY RAW BUD POSSIBLE, to keep him on his raw cannabis program, while his amazing wife starts growing for him. I have learned that currently he needs between (60-90 shade leaves per day, or if ever possible 3-4 raw bud per day) This is a lot of  raw material. So we need help. If anyone is in the Sonoma County California area, and wants to help contribute to helping out, please write me, here or privately. We are looking for FREE Fresh Leaves and or Buds, that are organic and mold and pest free. We can come pick them up, if that would help.
Lastly, if anyone reading this has access to raw cannabis leaves or bud, and is just composting it, or throwing  it away, PLEASE PLEASE consider finding a patient in need of these miracle leaves. I too, use to just prune and toss the leave too. But now understanding its value and benefits I beg, everyone to try using it. or sharing it. AND if You don't grow, but know people who do, please pass on this information. Patients are in need of Raw cannabis leaves and buds. Please start sharing what you can, before you compost it!