While dried cannabis has become widely accepted as a treatment for various illnesses, many are not aware that its raw counterpart also likely holds properties capable of preventing health issues before they arise.
Regardless of the strain or phenotype, cannabis contains more than 400 chemical compounds, including numerous vitamins, essential oils, and acids. The plant is also a complete protein.
The advantage to consuming raw, non-psychoactive cannabis is the ability to ingest a higher level of cannabinoids, according to Courtney. When cannabis is consumed via smoking, vaping, or cooking, the body is capable of absorbing up to 10 milligrams of cannabinoids at a time. However, consuming raw cannabis allows the body to comfortably absorb up to 1,000 milligrams of THC-A and CBD-A.