CBD and THC Infused Coffee: Recipe and Benefits
Should You Try Cannabis or CBD Infused Coffee?
Coffee, in itself, provides that much-needed jolt, especially on slow, dreary Monday mornings. We’ve all been there. But, if you want to enhance the experience by adding some cannabis or CBD, you can very much do so. Before diving in, just make sure to consider the essentials, like proper dosage, strain choice, and the amount/type of coffee to drink.
Better yet, consult your doctor or ask an industry professional for guidance. They’ll be able to give you sound advice, and may even provide you with some recipes to try out.
The cannabis and coffee combination can be a double-edged sword. Some people see it as a match made in heaven, while others avoid it as though they were mixing vodka and cheap tequila.
However, there’s a whole new discussion surrounding CBD-infused coffee. CBD has become the wunderkind of the wellness industry, and because it bears no psychotropic effects, it’s seen as a perfect complement to a mind-altering substance like caffeine.
Today, we’ll take a look at cannabis versus CBD infused coffee, and how differently they affect people. After reading this, you’ll have a better notion of whether combining THC or CBD with coffee is right for you.
What About CBD-Infused Coffee?
This one follows the same principle as the aforementioned, except CBD is infused into the brew as opposed to THC-rich cannabis. The most popular method is to add a few drops of CBD oil right into the coffee.
But, others coat their coffee beans with CBD (it apparently works well when using either a French press or an infuser mug) while others go the traditional route of adding in the ground herb directly.
What Happens When You Mix Cannabis or CBD With Caffeine?
There’s a reason many folks adhere to the cannabis/CBD and caffeine combo. But, what exactly happens when you make these infusions?
Looking at it on the surface level, you can understand the argument presented by cannabis coffee drinkers. Some see marijuana as an “enhancer” to the kick that coffee provides.
Pundits suggest sativa strains (or, more accurately, strains containing landrace sativa terpenes such as limonene and terpinolene) for enhanced creativity and energy levels. Whereas, if you want a more relaxed morning without the caffeine jitters, they advise indica strains rich in terpenes like myrcene and linalool.
Based on preliminary studies, one of the potential benefits of the CBD and coffee combo is a reduction of caffeine jitters.
As previously mentioned, caffeine inhibits adenosine receptors, which ultimately causes a person to feel more alert. However, caffeine also causes a rise in dopamine levels.
For some people, that extra dose of dopamine may wire them up, resulting in an unpleasant experience overall.
But, as studies have shown, CBD demonstrates the potential to reduce tension. That also means a depletion in jitters caused by caffeine.
Then there’s the connection between CBD and enhancing the mental alertness brought on by caffeine. Based on other studies, this appears to stem from cannabidiol’s potential ability to regulate serotonin, aka the “happy chemical”.
What Is Cannabis-Infused Coffee?
The name is self-explanatory. Those who want to upgrade their morning cup of Joe add in a healthy serving of THC to kick it up a notch.
There are several ways to do this. Some add their ground herb into hot water alongside their coffee grounds, though this is not the most efficient nor effective way.
Does CBD Coffee Get You High?
As any cannabis user, or Google, will tell you, CBD will not get you high. It does not possess the same mind-altering effects as THC, and it's relationship with our interna