Many years ago, marijuana was considered taboo and was very much frowned upon by the general public. The only health benefits many people used to believe was that it made you stoned and made you giggle. Yes, both of those side effects do come with smoking weed. There are many health benefits that have been coming to surface over the last decade or so. ‘Girl Scout Cookies’ and ‘Pineapple Express’ are an example of how people are becoming more creative in the way the names are applied. The way I interpret these names is down to the fact that they link to food; applied in the right way, you can enjoy weed just as you enjoy a good meal.
Some creatives have taken girl scout cookies quite literally and have been creating delicacies using cannabis as an ingredient. From cannabis iced tea to mac & cheese, there is such a variety to now choose from, with cookbooks even being created completely dedicated to ‘munchies’. It’s not just made to get you high; there are many applications within cannabis that can actually benefit your health.
So what are Girl Scout Cookies?
Girl Scout Cookies shouldn’t be mixed up with the actual food; although some people are beginning to use strains like it in their food. Girl Scout Cookies refers to a Kush hybrid that is designed to help you reach full euphoria. It works really well to help patients with any sort of body pain, acting as an effective muscle relaxant.
With the complete legalisation of cannabis in Canada, it makes weed strains easier to get hold of. People are beginning to see it as a healthy option rather than an illegal drug.
How can cannabis be applied to food?
It doesn’t mean that you need to get stoned when cooking with weed. The main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis is THC, but when the leaf is left untreated, the main ingredient is THCA; with no psychoactive ingredients whatsoever and only becomes psychoactive when left to age or when it is exposed to heat.
Raw cannabis leaves provide a real source of a number of vitamins, minerals and fibre. They are high in Vitamin K, which is essential for blood clotting. Also, Vitamin C, which is essential for immune systems, iron and calcium.
How can weed help to protect us?
They are also very rich in antioxidants and these are essential to our bodies as they protect us from any blood diseases and cancer and whether raw or cooked, they are full of antioxidants that our bodies require and however you look to cook them, you will be getting all of the nourishment you need.
It works as a really good alternative to people that smoke. Burning cannabis leaves will still create tar and is still bad for your lungs when you inhale; plus, if you are smoking with tobacco, it can be really harmful to your lungs. If you infuse cannabis into your food, it will still provide you with the same high and ultimately, save your lungs from potential lung disease or cancer. It actually provides more of a high than smoking it would because of the way the THC is digested so if you’re looking for the next best thing, you should start cooking!
Timing your intake can really work effectively
Medical marijuana is also clinically proven to reduce nausea and vomiting. There is a delayed reaction with the consumption of cannabis through eating but it can work great if you are able to anticipate it. Things like menstrual cramps and after chemotherapy can work great if you time it when you eat the edibles. It also works great if you have stomach cramps and again is just another reason to back the use of cannabis in edibles.
To conclude, weed is not just there to provide you with the high you go looking for but the research now going into the study of its chemical compounds is now finding many uses for it. The application of cannabis in food is just another direction that is being taken to accommodate the wider market and to make it more accessible to the people that need it.
Girl Scout Cookies are just one of many strains that have many benefits to offer patients in doctors and hospitals and with the right research and application, they can really go a long way to aiding health issues. As long as it continues to help, it has a potentially bright future.