It is not hard to find online zealots who will tell you that cannabis can prevent or cure virtually any disease. In reality, medical cannabis is not a one-size-fits all solution. Passing around a joint to everyone in the world will not cure every known disease. To think this way does not do justice to the complexity of the cannabis plant. People in the cannabis delivery business know that there is not just one therapeutic use for cannabis. They also know that different parts of the plant and different cannabis-derived products have different health benefits.
When You Don’t Want to Get High
At least in contemporary American culture, weed edibles began as a way of delivering THC, the psychoactive compound in cannabis. People ate weed brownies because they produced a similar effect to smoking marijuana. Plus, brownies are tasty, and sharing homemade sweets with your friends is fun. Many of today’s cannabis edibles, however, contain little or no THC. They do not get you high at all. Rather, they are meant to relieve pain or anxiety. Some of them are merely intended as dietary supplements.
When Cannabis Is Best Served Cold
One of the principles of the raw foods movement is that foods are most nutritious when served raw. Many fruits and vegetables lose some of their nutrients when heated or cooked. Cold pressed juice made from raw cannabis leaves is a way to get the nutritional benefits of cannabis without the THC. Hempseed oil is another popular cannabis-based dietary supplement. The cold-pressed oil is an excellent vegan source of essential fatty acids.
It goes without saying that eating is a healthier habit than smoking. Which cannabis product you choose to eat depends on your nutritional goals and needs.