Raw cannabis refers to the unprocessed, freshly harvested plant material from the cannabis plant that has not undergone drying, curing, or heating for consumption. Cannabis in its raw form retains its natural state, containing cannabinoids in their acid forms, such as THCA (tetrahydrocannabinolic acid) and CBDA (cannabidiolic acid), which require decarboxylation to become the active compounds THC and CBD, respectively.
Raw cannabis is often consumed by individuals seeking its unique nutritional benefits, which include a rich profile of omega fatty acids, proteins, minerals (such as calcium and iron), and vitamins (including vitamins A, B1, B2, C, and E). Raw cannabis can be included right along with other superfoods like broccoli, kale, and spinach. Raw cannabis is set apart from other cannabis products that are smoked and undergo decarboxylation, heated from a flame or a torch when dabbing, or heated while making cannabutter for a variety of edibles. It’s easy to consume raw cannabis, you can throw some in your smoothie for a blast of added nutrients.