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Effects of Mixing Marijuana and Caffeine

When people combine different things to get a better result, they may think of peanut butter and jelly or macaroni and cheese. But marijuana and coffee? This is one combination that may not be what you think it is. Keep reading to find out why.

What does Coffee do to Your High?

Effects of Mixing Marijuana and Caffeine While the jury is still out in the scientific community as to what the exact effects of coffee are on marijuana use, it can be said that coffee enables users to experience their high at a lower than normal dose. This means that you can smoke less, have coffee, and experience the high you want.

However, when the dosage of coffee is high, it can actually trigger feelings of addiction and a craving for more cannabis. These conclusions are based on a study done in 2014 with monkeys. Also, there is no solid proof that coffee will improve your high. This means that while it lasts longer, coffee doesn’t have any true effect over the high itself.

Digging Deeper

So, you now know that coffee won’t necessarily change your high, but you still want to know how these chemicals interact and what it does to your brain. Well, here’s the breakdown for you: Cannabis is a depressant and coffee is a stimulant. Normally, when taken individually, coffee will block the anandamide receptors in your brain that trigger sleepiness, and keep you awake. Cannabis actually affects these same receptors in the brain but in a different way. It interrupts the transmission of neurons and causes an amplified imagination and thought process.

While it’s difficult to say exactly what the end result of the combination of coffee and cannabis will be, the combination is definitely popular. Whether you want to smoke a joint and have a cup of coffee at the same time, or even find a cannabis infused coffee, the choice is up to you.

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