Mixing Weed and Coffee: What Happens?

Morning Pick-Me-Up

Many people’s morning ritual includes a hot cup of coffee to prepare them for the day ahead. The caffeine serves as an energizing pick-me-up that starts the day off on a strong note. However, a morning cannabis session, also known as a “wake and bake,” has become increasingly popular.

Following its widespread legalization, more research has uncovered the effects of mixing cannabis with other substances, including coffee. So, could this be your new morning ritual?

Coffee and Cannabis

It’s important to note that the research on mixing cannabis and coffee is new and limited. However, some studies suggest combining them may produce a different effect than enjoying them individually. To understand how they interact together, you should know how they each affect the body.

The caffeine in coffee is a psychoactive stimulant that causes people to feel more awake and alert. When introduced to the body, it binds receptors to adenosine uptake, which is the chemical that makes you increasingly tired throughout the day. Additionally, it can cause an increase in adrenaline, dopamine, and norepinephrine. 

Too much caffeine, however, has been shown to potentially cause anxiety, shakes, increased heart rate, high blood pressure, nausea, headaches, and lack of sleep. 

Cannabis, on the other hand, is a complex substance that can have varying effects on the body depending on dosage and strain. One of its primary compounds, THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), is also a psychoactive stimulant. However, the other compounds found in cannabis can act as a sedative or depressant. 

In some cases, CBD (cannabidiol), another compound found in cannabis, has been shown to lessen the jitters that come from caffeine. At the same time, coffee might promote the cognitive impairment caused by THC. Since research into what happens when you mix the two substances is limited, you should ease into using cannabis and coffee for your new morning pick-me-up.

Although limited, current research shows that cannabis and coffee used together can produce different outcomes depending on the person taking it, the amount of cannabis and coffee being used, and the specific strain of cannabis. 

Tips for Mixing Weed and Coffee

Consider these tips when beginning your new cannabis and coffee journey:

  • Start with small dosages. Starting with small amounts of each will help you assess how your body reacts to it. As you grow more comfortable, you can slowly begin adding more of each substance or testing out different cannabis dosages. 
  • Give your body time. As with any cannabis intake, it’s essential to give your body time to absorb the mixture before you add more, ensuring you’ve experienced the full effect. 
  • Pay attention to the strain. Cannabis strains have varying effects. For example, indica might mellow you out, while sativa strains might provide similar stimulating effects to coffee. Assess your desired result and choose a strain accordingly.

Start Your Morning Right

If cannabis and caffeine sound like a dynamic duo, we encourage you to give it a try! The experts at Campfire Cannabis are ready to help you find the perfect strain and dosage to mix with your “cup of joe.” 

Browse our online selection today, and start getting excited about early mornings!

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