Cannabis is commonly used all around the world, primarily smoked. However, a recent research has shown that the consumption of raw cannabis can provide impressive health benefits. It is definitely among the superfoods, as it includes more than 400 chemical compounds containing essential oils, acids, and vitamins. It is rich in cannabinoid acids which are vital for the proper cell function. So far, the two most commonly studied cannabinoid acids are THCa and CBDa, which if heated in the case of cooking, heating or vaping cannabis, break down in various chemicals which become degraded into psychoactive THC and cannabinoid CBD. This process depicts the breaking down of acids into an active form, and is known decarboxylation, or “decarbing.”. Both the active THC and CBD offer their own health benefits, but the human body can only use a specific amount of them. As explained by Dr. Courtney: “We have a series of cannabis strains called ACDC. ‘AC’ stands for alternative cannabinoid, which is the CBD acid molecule, which has come into focus lately as being very important as an anti-inflammatory. And ‘DC’ stands for dietary cannabis. […] If you do heat it, then your dose is around 10mg. And if you don’t heat it, if it’s raw, then your dose is around one to 1-2,000mg.” If the cannabis is consumed raw, the body is able to process much more THCa and CBDa, and through the metabolism, it can convert these acids into essential nutrients.