6 Delicious MMJ Juice Recipes

Medical marijuana card holders sure are a creative bunch. Since the dawn of the MMJ card, patients across cannabis friendly states haven’t been short on imagination when it comes to finding new and innovative ways to consume the plant.

Most California medical marijuana card holders are rightly on board with the healthy lifestyle that has long been held paramount across this beautiful state. With a strong focus on health and wellbeing, Californians are the benchmark to which every other state pits its own healthy ambitions to, desperately trying to keep up with the good example set to them.

One health revolution that the Sunshine State is particularly well known for is the juicing phenomenon that swept the state in the mid 2000s. Not being ones to scrimp on their physical fitness, Californians started to drink more and more nutrient packed juices to boost their immune systems and overall health. Since Californians are similarly trailblazers when it comes to the use of medical marijuana, it came as no surprise to anyone that these two miracle phenomena would be combined into one, ass kicking super drink.

When ingested within a juice, medical marijuana can be consumed in higher doses without negative side effects. These doses are infinitely more packed with nutrients like iron, calcium, fiber and those all important cannabinoids, due to the fact the plant isn’t being heated, therefore leaving all the goodness undamaged.

In addition to being delicious, MMJ juices are packed with nutrients like iron, calcium, fiber and cannabinoids.

Interested in starting your delicious MMJ juice journey? Of course you are! Here are a few tasty recipes to get you started.

MMJ Green Meanie

This Hulk-colored mega juice is absolutely packed with iron – great for boosting your red blood cells – and vitamin K – a super soldier in the fight for good bone health. Gulp a tall glass of this bad boy in the morning and you’ll be primed to tackle anything that the day might throw at you.

Ingredients:

  • 3 large kale leaves (sliced)
  • 1 cup seedless green grapes
  • 1 cucumber (sliced)
  • 1 small green apple (cored and sliced)
  • ½ cup water
  • ¼ cup fresh, raw medical marijuana

Method:

  1. Juice all of the ingredients – except the MMJ – until completely blended.
  2. When you’re satisfied that everything is thoroughly mixed, add the MMJ and blend on pulse until desired consistency is achieved.

*NB It’s imperative when making MMJ juice that you don’t juice your medical marijuana for too long, as the heat of the rotating blades can damage the nutrients inside the plant.

Afternoon Slump Energy Booster

As the name suggests, this is a great juice to sip on when you start to feel your energy dip in the afternoon. It contains enough natural fruit sugars and electrolyte packed coconut water to wake you back up and keep you going.

Ingredients:

  • 1 can of lychees in syrup (drained and rinsed)
  • 1 cup peaches (frozen, thawed and sliced)
  • ¾ cup coconut water
  • ¼ cup fresh, raw medical marijuana

Method:

  1. Juice all of the ingredients – except the MMJ – until completely blended.
  2. When you’re satisfied that everything is thoroughly mixed, add the MMJ and blend on pulse until desired consistency is achieved.

Apple and Pear-rie Full Body Blast

Boost just about every part of your body with a couple of mouthfuls of this vitamin-packed super juice. Containing vitamins A, B, C and E, this delicious treat will leave your skin looking radiant.

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium apple (cored and cubed)
  • 2 medium soft pears (cored and cubed)
  • ½  cup cherries (fresh with pits removed)
  • ¼ cup fresh, raw medical marijuana

Method:

  1. Juice all of the ingredients – except the MMJ – until completely blended.
  2. When you’re satisfied that everything is thoroughly mixed, add the MMJ and blend on pulse until desired consistency is achieved.

MMJ juices contain some pretty good ingredients – medical cannabis, of course, but also everything from fresh berries and kiwi to good-for-your vegetables.

Anti-Inflammatory Juice Boost

This juice is packed with anti-inflammatory super foods to tackle your ailment right at its source. For the best – and juiciest – results, make it with canned pineapple in juice, instead of syrup.

Ingredients:

  • 4 celery stalks
  • ½ cucumber
  • 1 cup pineapple
  • ½ green apple
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 knob ginger
  • ¼ cup fresh, raw medical marijuana

Method:

  1. Juice all of the ingredients – except the MMJ – until completely blended.
  2. When you’re satisfied that everything is thoroughly mixed, add the MMJ and blend on pulse until desired consistency is achieved.

Super Purple Juice

This vegetable-heavy juice is filled with cancer-fighting compounds and anti-inflammatory agents, making it quite the super juice. Packed to the brim with beets, carrots, kale, cabbage, ginger and lemon, there’s a whole lot of goodness in a tall, purple glass of this stuff.

Ingredients:

  • 1 bunch purple kale
  • ¼ head red cabbage
  • 1 red beet
  • 1-2 carrots
  • ginger, 1 inch piece
  • 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup fresh, raw medical marijuana

Method:

  1. Juice all of the ingredients – except the MMJ – until completely blended.
  2. When you’re satisfied that everything is thoroughly mixed, add the MMJ and blend on pulse until desired consistency is achieved.

Migraine-Targeting Boost Juice

As headache-prone MMJ card holders will tell you, there’s nothing quite like a debilitating migraine to leave you bed ridden for a few days. If you need fast relief from a head splitting pain, mix up a glass or two of this super juice and you’ll be feeling right as rain in no time.

Ingredients:

  • ½ pineapple
  • 3-4 leaves kale or a bunch of spinach
  • 1 stick of celery
  • ¼ lemon
  • ½ inch ginger root (optional)
  • ¼ cup fresh, raw medical marijuana

Method:

  1. Juice all of the ingredients – except the MMJ – until completely blended.
  2. When you’re satisfied that everything is thoroughly mixed, add the MMJ and blend on pulse until desired consistency is achieved.

If these recipes sound too tasty to turn down, get your hands on a juicer, some crisp, fresh MMJ and your medical marijuana card and you’ll be starting on your way to making your own juicy creations in no time.

Not sure of how exactly to juice your MMJ? No worries! Check out our handy how-to guide and you’ll soon be sipping your way to better health.

The Most Respectful Ways to Consume Medical Marijuana in Public

Although consuming medical marijuana has finally started to become a widely accepted thing to do, 420 card holders still have a long way to go until doing so in public becomes completely welcomed. Not only are there those who would rather you didn’t consume around them for surface reasons — the smell, the image it creates — but there are also people who unjustly hate for the plant and go out of their way to make consuming in public as hard as possible. Fortunately, these people are becoming rarer.

It’s important to know how to consume your MMJ respectfully and, most importantly, legally. Until the new legislation is passed legalizing the recreational use of marijuana, medical marijuana card holders will still have to be careful about where and when they consume. Thankfully, MMJ is a wonderfully dynamic plant, and 420 card carriers won’t ever be short on ways they can use it.

Smoking

It should go without saying that smoking is not an inconspicuous way to consume medical marijuana. The smoke produced is not only very visible to anyone who may want to complain about it, but also it creates a very distinctive smell — one that is usually unwelcome to those around the smoker. Weed smoke clings to people’s clothes and hair and can create an unpleasant atmosphere for those in the vicinity of the smoker. This is especially true for children.

It is imperative to be respectful of those around you when consuming MMJ. You can’t put your need for some relief over everyone else’s right to inhabit a comfortable environment.

It’s also important to note that the police will not take kindly to someone openly smoking marijuana in a public place, regardless of whether you have a medical marijuana card or not.

Vaping

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Vaping medical marijuana doesn’t give off a strong smell

A nice alternative to smoking MMJ is vaping. Vaping is done using a vaporizer and is a much more conspicuous way of consuming than smoking. When you pull on the vaporizer, the cannabis is heated and creates a vape cloud, which you then inhale. This vape cloud is much more discreet than smoke as it disappears nearly instantly once you exhale it. Additionally, vaping doesn’t give off a strong smell. You can even get special scented vapes to cover up the marijuana scent completely.

Tinctures

Probably the sneakiest and most discreet way for medical marijuana card holders to consume is via a tincture. A tincture is a highly concentrated form of marijuana that has been mixed with an alcohol solution. This solution comes in dropper form, similar to eye or ear drops, making it perfect for carrying around under the radar.

The dropper packaging enables you to discreetly pop a drop onto your tongue or into your food or drink whenever you need to consume. If orally consuming the mixture doesn’t appeal to you, don’t worry: You can also put a few drops onto your skin, and it will have the same effect. The incredibly discreet nature of tinctures means you’re being respectful of everyone around you when consuming while at the same not earning yourself any unwanted attention.

Edibles

A discreet — and delicious — way to consume medical marijuana is edibles. You can conjure up tasty MMJ-infused treats into just about any form you want — the more imaginative the better. MMJ Recs favorites include MMJ granola bars and MMJ mac and cheese. Edibles are perfect for respectful public consumption as they are indiscernible from normal snacks. The only way you could possible insult someone by consuming any of these delectable treats in public is by refusing to share them!

Drinking

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Drinking your medical marijuana is particularly useful to those 420 card holders who need to consume on the go.

Another respectful and handy way to consume medical marijuana in public is by drinking it. MMJ is just as delicious when consumed in a drink as it is in edible form and can be done so in a whole host of ways, from juices to smoothies to teas. Creating medical marijuana-infused drinks is easy to do, but there are some guidelines you need to follow to ensure you do it right. Check out our guides on how to make juice, smoothies and tea to become au fait with the best methods.

Drinking your medical marijuana is particularly useful to those 420 card holders who need to consume on the go. You can make up batches of juice in the morning for you to consume in the car, at work and at home discreetly and respectfully with ease. Additionally, being stopped by the police with a flask of tea in your car isn’t going to land you in any hot water – (excuse the pun!).

When consuming your MMJ, it’s important to be aware of your surroundings. Although most people wouldn’t have a problem with someone consuming discreetly in public, they will have a problem with you doing so in a disrespectful manner. To be safe from insulting anyone, stick to the above methods of consumption when out and about, even if you have your medical marijuana card, and you’ll be creating the safest and most comfortable environment for everyone.

The Definitive Guide to the Best Ways to Consume Medical Marijuana

So you finally got your medical marijuana license and your MMJ — now what?! Well, you have a big decision to make: How are you going to consume it? Medical marijuana is just about as diverse as a medical treatment can come, and there are plenty of ways you can choose how to consume it.

Before you make your decision, you need to ask a couple of questions: Do I want a discreet way to consume it? Do I like the idea of smoking? Do I want to be able to consume on the go, on my own time and with as little preparation as possible?

MMJ card holders are more inventive than ever, and these days, the list of ways to consume is growing even longer. If you’ve only recently gotten your medical marijuana card, you may be a little lost as to what consumption method to choose. Lucky for you, that’s where we come in to help you make an informed decision. We’ve outlined the best ways you can consume your medical marijuana.

Smoking

When you think of marijuana, the first thing that comes to mind is probably people smoking it, whether via a joint, pipe or bong. Sure, this is the preferred ingestion method for most recreational marijuana users, but for MMJ card holders, it’s not as popular, largely due to destructive nature of inhaling smoke. However, some medical marijuana users rate smoking as a good method of consumption because it delivers instant relief from their ailment as they inhale it through the lungs into the bloodstream.

Vaping

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Vaping replicates the experience of smoking without the detrimental effects.

Ever increasing in popularity, vaping has become the new way to ingest MMJ without the dangers of smoke inhalation. As is evident by the name, a vaporizer creates a cloud from the cannabis by heating it up. Then, you inhale through a mouthpiece. As you’re not heating up the cannabis as much as you would be via smoking, you’re saving more of those all-important cannabinoids from being destroyed, thus making vaping all the better for you. A bonus of vaping is that it has been proven time and time again to be of assistance to those trying to quit smoking. It replicates the experience without the detrimental effects!

Edibles

The amazing beneficial effects of MMJ with the added deliciousness of an edible? Sign us up! And no, we’re not just talking about making some pot brownies! Medical marijuana edibles have come leaps and bounds from the clichéd chocolate treat that was once (OK, maybe still is) omnipotent in college dorms across the States. Granola bars, gummy bears, popcorn and even mac ’n’ cheese are some of the food items that have been given an MMJ makeover, and foodie 420 card holders around the world are ever so grateful for it. Consuming edibles has not only been proven to give longer lasting relief than other methods, but it’s also an ultra-discreet way to consume, which can be incredibly important depending on your surroundings. If you’re looking for some edible inspiration on what to make, check out some of our recipes here, here and here.

Tinctures

A what now? You may be scratching your head trying to figure out what exactly a tincture is. Let us give you some clarity: A tincture is a concentrated form of medical marijuana that is made in an alcohol solution. You use a tincture by adding it to your food or drink, dropping it under your tongue, or even by applying it to your skin. The container it comes in is very discreet — it looks like an eyedropper — making it perfect for public consumption. If you have a child that is consuming medical marijuana, this would be the best method for them.

Drinking

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Drinking medical marijuana in juice or smoothie form avoids the loss of some of the nutritional value of MMJ.

Yes, you heard us right! Consuming your MMJ by drinking it has become very popular of late — not least in California thanks to the juicing craze that’s sweeping the state! Like most other vegetables — yes, MMJ is technically a vegetable! — cannabis loses a lot of its nutritional value when it’s heated like it is using other methods. Drinking MMJ in juice or smoothie form avoids this loss of the good stuff and allows users to benefit from the ameliorative powers of the plant without getting the cloudy high that is sometimes achieved via smoking, vaping or edibles. If you’re intrigued by this inventive method but aren’t sure where to start, check out our how-to guide for juicing medical marijuana. You’ll be reaching for your juicer in no time.

This is only a rundown of the most popular ways, but if none of these take your fancy, there’s plenty of other methods to choose from such as dabbing, patches, topicals, suppositories and even just ingesting the fresh plant on its own. Most California medical marijuana card holders will usually consume via a combination of these methods depending on their surroundings or the relief they’re looking for. As with most things, your MMJ journey will be an ever-evolving one, and you’ll figure out what works best for you as you go along. Embrace what works, and discard any method that doesn’t agree with you or is ineffective for your ailment. Don’t forget to trust what your body is telling you. It knows best!

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