For years, patients have considered getting 420 med evaluations to qualify for a cannabis recommendation. It helps them purchase medical cannabis products legally. All thanks to cannabis legalization, it seems like CBD has become a nationwide famous product with so many therapeutic claims. Be it candies, chocolates, or mochas, the cannabis industry never seems to take a step back from expanding CBD products. However, have you ever wondered what happens after you mix CBD with coffee? A staple breakfast item that no one can get enough of. A magic drink that helps you work deadlines faster and an energy drink that helps you get through a rough day. There are several benefits to coffee and I know you need one every day. But, what is CBD coffee, and don’t you think combining caffeine with calming effects of CBD can be a little counterintuitive?
To find the answer to this question, we will take you through a bunch of studies and evidence. Also, while you scroll below to read the blog don’t forget to check with your state laws. You see only states with legal status can provide CBD coffee or any other cannabis products. Not only this but also check-in with your doctor and find out whether your body is cannabis tolerant or not. Ideally, some people react to cannabis negatively. This is why we always suggest talking to a cannabis expert before consuming anything that has cannabis in it. Without further ado, let’s find out the relationship between CBD and coffee.
There are various health benefits associated with CBD. Some of them are documented while others require detailed research and analysis. Part of the reason is that cannabis is still illegal on the federal level. Only recently, CBD derived from the hemp plant with less than 0.3% THC was legalized nation-wide. This means that now you can purchase CBD products derived from hemp without having to get a cannabis recommendation from state-licensed doctors. However, until 2018, the substance came under the category of illegal substances, which made it impossible for researchers to acquire proper funding. So, we do not have concrete proof regarding CBD and coffee. But, thanks to the Farm Bill, the research industry can present concrete proof without having to worry about a possible arrest.
Also, despite the constant struggle for cannabis legalization, New York City’s Health Department last year asked the restaurants to not serve cannabis-infused edibles. The reason for this decision was quite clear. The health department still considers cannabis as an unsafe additive and there are very few studies to prove the efficiency of cannabis when mixed with edibles. You see. CBD has several health benefits, but due to its federally illegal status, everyone casts doubt over its use and consumption. Although, there are states that allow the use of CBD lattes and mochas. All you have to do is check with your state laws and find out if you can safely consume cannabis edibles. That said, let’s move on and take a look at some studies published in the past few years.
Here are some studies that look into the aspects of CBD and coffee. A study published in the Journal of Internal Medicine found that CBD and coffee have different mechanisms. While CBD activates the neurotransmitters in the endocannabinoid system, coffee helps increase the efficiency of the brain. Also, when CBD reacts with the brain it causes a different chemical reaction. The reason for the same is that CBD has the ability to interact with the natural receptor (CB1) in the brain. These receptors regulate a wide array of functions in the brain. When CBD mixes with these receptors it causes the brain to relax. In contrast, coffee awakens the brain cells and provides an extra source of energy. So, coffee has an opposite effect from what someone feels after consuming CBD.
To understand the exact effects of mixing coffee with CBD, we still need in-depth research and studies. For now, there is anecdotal evidence that shows your morning CBD coffee can decrease the soothing effects of CBD. But, that is not the case with most people. As we all know cannabis affects each individual differently and the dose also varies. So, this means that a controlled dose can provide the desired effect even if you have coffee with CBD. Also, it has to be kept in mind that cannabis dosage has a wide range of effects on a concerned individual. A certain dose might work for you while it may not work for your friend. This is why it is not safe to say that coffee cancels the effects of CBD completely.
It is still unclear how CBD and Coffee interact because mainstream doctors believe that at a small dose CBD acts as a stimulant. On the other hand, on a mid to high dose, it causes sedation. So, someone’s reaction to a coffee mix with CBD cannot be measured on one factor alone. And given the fact that each individual reports different experiences, it is still hard to analyze the effects of CBD coffee.
According to people, mixing CBD with coffee is a good idea because it helps them stay alert. You can work on projects and amplify the energy to finish projects before the deadline. You see a cup of espresso might leave you feeling out of place but, when you add CBD to it, the components mellow down that effect. As a result, you can focus without feeling anything odd or any of the coffee jitters. However, these experiences are personal. And it is not necessary the same might happen with you. So, make sure you consult a doctor before drinking a cup filled with caffeine and CBD.
Like with most components of the cannabis plant, the research into various aspects of CBD coffee is still underway. The industry has been flooding the market with several cannabis products, but only not all qualify for medicinal purposes. In fact, you have to first get 420 med evaluations to qualify for medical cannabis use. So, make sure you do the same and as far as CBD-infused coffee is concerned, first, find out what works for you. If CBD edibles suit your body, start small and be certain about the quality of the product.
Readers should also note that laws regarding marijuana keep changing. Some states are still waiting for complete cannabis legalization while others have to face the federal set back. So, whenever in doubt consult your cannabis doctor.
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