11 Surprising Benefits And Uses Of Marijuana Tea(Cannabis Tea)

Forget about your problems and concentrate on calming down with this soothing tea.

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Marijuana tea benefits are many and it is used as a complementary medicine to treat several medical conditions. Rich in various minerals, vitamins, and antioxidants, marijuana tea can be the perfect addition to your diet. In this article, we take a deeper look at the benefits of marijuana tea and how to make it at home. Scroll down to keep reading.

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What Is It?
It is a marijuana-infused drink prepared by steeping various parts of cannabis leaves.

What are Its Benefits?
It may reduce high blood pressure, relieve pain, improve the digestive system, and lower abdominal pain.

Who Can Use It?
It is generally suitable for most people.

How Often?
You may consume it 2-3 times a week.

Individuals who have bipolar disorder, are pregnant and breastfeeding, are allergic to citrus fruits or bananas, or have diabetes must avoid it.

Making Marijuana(Cannabis) Tea At Home

Making marijuana tea at home is pretty simple.


  • 1 gram of cannabis
  • 1 liter of water
  • Sieve or tea strainer
  • Pan that has a lid
  • Liquid or powder coffee creamer

How to Prepare Marijuana Tea Step By Step:

  1. To make the tea, the first thing you need to do is bring the water to a boil.
  2. Then, add marijuana directly to the water.
  3. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes. You will have to remove the marijuana leaves with the sieve.
  4. If you are using a strainer, just remove that.
  5. Now you can pour the tea into a sterilized and sealed container.
  6. To make sure the active compounds of the marijuana stay in the solution, add a spoon of the creamer.
  7. The tea’s potency will also remain constant during the storage period.

You can store marijuana herbal tea for up to 5 days by refrigerating it. Depending on your preference, you can drink it cold or reheat it before you do. This tea has a taste that is a little peculiar, and you might take some time to get used to it. However, the good news is that the infusion of honey, sugar, mint, etc., in the tea can improve its taste.

Here is another recipe that you can use to make marijuana tea at home.

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  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 cup of marijuana leaves
  • 2 tea bags
  • Milk/Rice milk/Soy milk
  • Honey

How to Prepare Marijuana Tea Step By Step:

  1. All you need to do is boil the water and add the leaves.
  2. Let it simmer for 15 minutes or so.
  3. Add the 2 teabags as well as the honey and milk.
  4. Let the mixture boil for another 5 to 10 minutes.
  5. While adding the milk, make sure that you pour it in slowly to prevent it from curdling.
  6. You can also heat up the milk a little so that it is warm as you pour it in.

There are many things that you can do to your homemade marijuana tea. Some add mint-flavored teabags while others like a little alcohol and sugar in it to give it a kick. You can also use 10% cream as an alternative to whole milk. You can even add unsalted butter to the water while it boils so that you have delicious butter-flavored marijuana tea.

Angela Bacca, a blogger diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, shares her experience with marijuana tea in her personal blog. She found through individual research that cannabis is beneficial for her condition, stating, “I incorporated some research on natural food inflammation reducers to create this [coconut oil coated ground cannabis] tea. I like to make it like a concentrate, water it down, and drink it all day long. I never get that high and because it’s a liquid, it goes right where it needs to (i).”

Experimenting with marijuana tea is fun, and you could end up with a delicious version that is all your own!

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You can also use vanilla, dried chamomile, coconut milk, or coconut oil to add a beautiful flavor to your cannabis tea.

Benefits Of Marijuana Tea

Marijuana tea has medicinal properties that give you quite a few benefits. These benefits include:

1. Decreases Chronic Pain:

Marijuana tea decreases chronic pain
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Cannabinoids, the active component present in cannabis may help decrease pain (1). Those who suffer from multiple sclerosisi  XAn autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system of the body, including the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. , cancer, AIDS, etc., may drink this tea for pain relief. Apart from relieving physical pain, it also relieves the mental anxiety that accompanies continual body pain.

2. Lowers Nausea:

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One of the side-effects of medication and treatment of diseases, including chemotherapyi  XA treatment that incorporates medicines to treat cancer by killing cancerous cells in the body. , is nausea. Animal studies suggest that cannabinoids, components present in cannabis, may provide relief from this problem (2).

Another study revealed that globally 147 million people, or 2.5% of the population, consume marijuana. This is followed by 0.2% who consume cocaine and opiates respectively. Also, the study further revealed that marijuana is widely used to lower vomiting and nausea symptoms owing to its therapeutic properties.

Drinking it in the form of tea is a much healthier option than smoking it. It also helps with appetite stimulation.

3. May Help In Autoimmune Disease Treatment:

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According to experts, the anti-inflammatory effects of marijuana tea may help in the treatment of diseases such as irritable bowel syndrome, multiple sclerosisi  XAn autoimmune disease that affects the nervous system of the body, including the brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves. , rheumatoid arthritis, etc (3). However, more research needs to be conducted to find out if cannabis or its tea can be used to treat these autoimmune diseases.

4. Lowers Anxiety:

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As mentioned earlier, anxiety comes with chronic pain. Patients of cancer, AIDS, etc. experience mental anxiety when they are receiving treatment. The active component, cannabinoids, may play a role in reducing anxiety and also provide feelings of well-being for such patients (4).

Eva De Angelis, a dietitian nutritionist, says, “Medicinal marijuana tea can sometimes help with the symptoms of chronic illnesses and has a neuroprotective effecti  XActivities or substances that help slow down or prevent the process of nerve cells dying in the body. on our brains. Marijuana may slow or even prevent the buildup of beta-amyloid protein, which is linked to neurodegenerative diseases like dementiai  XA disorder that leads to loss of memory, reduced thinking capacity, and mood fluctuations caused by damage to brain cells. and Alzheimer’s disease. Moreover, marijuana tea may aid in mood stabilization and the reduction of emotional symptoms common in people suffering from depression and anxiety.”

She adds, “One of marijuana’s potential benefits is that it may be an effective sleep aid for people who have chronic diseases. Yet, there is insufficient evidence to recommend marijuana tea as a treatment for sleep apnea.”

How to Use Marijuana Tea?

In countries like Jamaica and India, marijuana tea is commonly used for a number of different reasons. Let us take a brief look at some of the uses of this tea in different cultures:

  1. In India, marijuana tea is known as Bhang and is a drink used mainly in ceremonies. In older times, a common tradition was to serve the best Bhang to guests.
  2. It is used as an offering to the deities as well.
  3. It is used as a way to enforce the spirit to keep diseases away.
  4. In Jamaica, marijuana tea is used to strengthen the body and make it less susceptible to health problems.
  5. It is used as a natural treatment for fever and cold.
  6. It is used as a remedy for stress (5)
  7. It is also used to relieve morning sickness during pregnancy.
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Legend has it that Chinese Emperor Shen Nong prescribed cannabis tea to treat gout, malaria, and poor memory.

Marijuana tea is a healthier alternative to smoked cannabis. It also provides a therapeutic experience that is different from smoking. The active ingredients of the plant are absorbed through the digestive tract. It is due to this that the start of the tea’s action is delayed, and the effects last much longer. The tea takes effect 30 to 90 minutes after it is ingested, and the effects can last 4 to 8 hours.

Eva De Angelis, a dietitian nutritionist, says, “While smoking marijuana can be harmful to the lung tissue and increase the risk of bronchitisi  XInflammation of the bronchial tubes, the windpipe that supplies air to the lungs. It can cause coughing and congestion. and coughing, marijuana tea may be beneficial.”

Understanding the dosage of marijuana tea is key to enjoying its benefits. Learn more about the same in the next section.

Dosage Of Marijuana Tea

A liter of cannabis tea makes 3 to 5 cups and is safe for daily consumption. In comparison, smoking an equivalent amount of cannabis makes about 2 cannabis cigarettes or joints. The body processes cannabis differently when it is consumed orally than when smoked. Orally taken cannabis directly goes to the liver where some of its cannabinoids are converted into more potent compounds that may cause heightened or more prolonged psychoactive effects (6).

Side Effects Of Marijuana Tea

  • Cognitive impairment
  • Mood changes
  • Dry mouth and eyes
  • Increased heart rate
  • Impaired motor skills
  • Hallucinations
  • Dizziness
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia

Infographic: Top Benefits Of Marijuana Tea

Marijuana tea is a cannabis-infused drink. It is rich in a wide variety of vitamins and minerals. In addition, the presence of active components and plant compounds in cannabis may offer several health benefits. Check out the infographic below to learn about the top benefits of marijuana tea.

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The benefits of marijuana tea go beyond its delicious taste. It is replete with beneficial nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that promote overall health. The health benefits of marijuana tea are attributed to its high cannabinoid content. It may promote relaxation and mood enhancement, and help relieve chronic pain and anxiety. Marijuana tea can help boost appetite and provide relief from nausea too. It may also help soothe immune system disorders, such as IBS and arthritis. However, excess intake can cause problems. If you experience any adverse effects, limit its use and seek medical advice.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can drinking marijuana tea help with insomnia?

Yes. Marijuana contains a group of compounds known as cannabinoids. In a study, cannabinoid intake showed a significant improvement in people with insomnia (6).

Is marijuana tea safe for all individuals to consume?

No. Anecdotal evidence suggests that intake of marijuana tea may be unsafe in lactating women, people with bipolar disorder, individuals with allergies to citrus fruits or bananas, or people with diabetes. However, limited data is available in this regard.

Can you overdose on marijuana tea?

Yes. Drinking excess medical marijuana tea may cause anxiety and depression. However, this also depends on the cannabinoid compounds in the tea.

Is marijuana tea legal?

Yes, in some countries, like the UK, marijuana tea is legal because it contains less than 0.2 percent of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) (a substance responsible for the effects of marijuana on the mental health of individuals).

Does marijuana tea improve digestion?

Yes. Research indicates that marijuana tea may have potential benefits against digestive conditions, such as Crohn’s disease and irritable bowel syndrome (7). However, more research is needed to back these claims.

Key Takeaways

  • Marijuana or cannabis tea contains THC and CBD compounds that may help reduce pain, anxiety, and depression.
  • It may be beneficial in improving body strength and immunity.
  • It may be taken during pregnancy to relieve morning sickness.
  • It takes 30 to 90 minutes to show results that last up to 4 to 8 hours.
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