You’re funny @raustin. Thanks for the tag. My knowledge is limited but I’m willing to part with what I know.
Myrna - eating cannabis raw does have some benefits and juicing is probably the best way but ideally if your not smoking it, you should be decarboxylating your cannabis to get the best medical benefits it has to offer. Decarbing is when you wrap the flower in foil and put it in the oven at 240 degrees for 40 minutes. This turns your THCA and CBDA into THC and CBD. The CBD will help with your pain and the THC with your sleep. As a fibromyalgia suffer I can testify that it works. That process will take a little time as you need to bring your plants to harvest, let them dry and cure and then decarb it and put into what ever medium you decide.
You could make oils or tinctures for easy dosing. You could make some infused butter or coconut oil and cook with it. You could simply decarb it, grind it fine in a food processor and put it into capsules. It all depends on what you are capable of. You mentioned you need it for pain so I’m not sure how mobile or active you may be.
If you join the forum there is a lot of information about decarboxylation and how to make tinctures and oils and butter and lots of people here always willing to help you through it.
There is also a web series (not sure where you are in the world or what you have access to) called The Sacred Plant Healing Secrets Exposed that has some great information and there was a woman who juiced leaves she picked fresh from her plants. I can’t recall what her illness was but it was life threatening and cannabis essentially saved her life. If you have access to Youtube if you search for it you will find it.
Best wishes ~ AB