Many of us rely on a cup of coffee to start the day. While it is used to ward off drowsiness and sleepiness, coffee is also a central nervous system stimulant. This means that coffee works to increase the levels of certain chemicals in the brain, which in turn increases alertness, attention, and energy. Now, what if I told you that coffee pairs very nicely with cannabis? Let’s briefly explore why this strange duo works!
Coffee is a stimulant, but marijuana acts as either a stimulant or depressant. You would think coffee and an Indica strain would cancel each other out, but so far there is no evidence that the two counteract each other. Some studies suggest that mixing caffeine and cannabis may enhance some of the effects of cannabis!
Studies have also found that caffeine and marijuana both increase levels of dopamine. When these two stimulants are used together, this dopamine boost is increased, thus resulting in a stronger euphoria and a completely different experience from taking the two separately. A different study found that caffeine may prolong your high. But this study was done with monkeys so further studies and research are required for conclusive evidence.
Cannabis enthusiasts have long been mixing cannabutter with coffee for a nice high with good flavour. There are also many cannabis-infused coffee products on the market. Give coffee & cannabis a shot, you may find yourself becoming a morning person!