We've got cannabis gummy bears, cannabis mints, and cannabis chocolate ...but cannabis coffee?
Yes, it's a thing, and it's gaining in popularity, for good reason.
Cannabis coffee could quickly become a favorite in the world of marijuana. Just about everyone looks forward to their morning cup of joe, and coupling America's favorite beverage with a little marijuana makes the drink even more attractive.
Adding cannabis coffee to your morning routine can get your day off to a great start.
Many of us depend on our morning cup of coffee to get us going after waking up. But there are plenty of benefits that come with a cannabis energy drink that you won't necessarily get with just a plain old brew:
The beautiful thing about a cannabis energy drink is that the THC in the mixture can imitate the body's naturally-occurring cannabinoids that interact with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system. This system is tasked with regulating a number of functions and helps to maintain an internal balance within the body.
But whenever the body is out of balance, illness can occur. It's when the body is out of "homeostasis" that people experience pain, inflammation, anxiety, stress, and a host of other ailments.
Introducing cannabinoids from outside sources like cannabis can help increase interaction with the receptors of the endocannabinoid system and help bring the body back into balance and thereby alleviate many ailments that may be experienced.
When THC attaches itself to the cannabinoid receptors in the brain, the person consuming the THC can experience changes in their thinking, memory, mental focus, and feelings of pleasure.
CBD, on the other hand, does not directly bind to these receptors, which is why it does not cause any mind-altering effects.
These cannabinoids have been shown to help reduce pain and inflammation, relieve anxiety and stress, and help promote better sleep and mental clarity. Adding any one of these two cannabinoids to your coffee can help you create the perfect drink that delivers exactly what you're looking for.
So, now that you know how wonderful cannabis plus coffee can be, how exactly do you make it? The thing is, there's not just one way to enjoy cannabis coffee. Instead, there are a handful of ways that you can successfully combine both marijuana and coffee for a delightful treat.
Add it to your creamer. If you're the type that enjoys a creamy coffee, then a quick and easy way to add cannabis to your brew is to add a couple of drops of cannabis tincture to your cream, milk, honey, syrup, or any other ingredients that you normally add to your cup.
Make canna-butter or canna-oil and include it in your coffee as an addition. Have you ever had a "bulletproof" coffee? Bulletproof coffee is coffee that’s mixed with butter and/or coconut oil.
It sounds strange, but many people - from performance athletes to "keto" dieters - enjoy a regular cup of bulletproof coffee as a way to add healthy fats to their diet and keep them in a state of ketosis. And you'd be amazed at how great coffee tastes with butter or coconut oil added to it!
Even if you're not necessarily looking to follow a keto diet, you can still enjoy a delicious high-fat cup of coffee infused with hemp by adding canna-butter or canna-oil to your cup.
Chill it with cannabis ice cubes. Iced coffee is a great way to enjoy the caffeinated beverage on a hot day. But instead of straight-up ice cubes, add a few cannabis-infused cubes to both freshen up and dose your coffee with marijuana.
You can even freeze your cannabis coffee into ice cube trays and have them ready to throw in the blender for an icy treat.
Top it with cannabis whipped cream. If you've ever ordered a fancy coffee from Starbucks, you've likely had your brew topped with frothy whipped cream. If you're into that kind of thing, you can do the same with your own brew. But this time, the whipped topping will be infused with cannabis.
Make your own "canna-whip" and keep it on hand in the fridge any time you have a hankering for a yummy cup of decadent cannabis coffee.
Enjoy a cannabis edible. If you're unsure about the thought of adding cannabis directly to your coffee, you can still enjoy it in the form of an edible treat that you can eat right along with your cup of coffee. Whether it's a cookie, brownie, or slice of cake, a cannabis food product can be a great way to indirectly add marijuana to your coffee.
There are different types of cannabis strains available, each of which has a slightly different effect. The type of strain that you choose will depend on the exact effects that you're looking for.
CBD-heavy strains. CBD is the non-psychoactive cannabinoid in the cannabis plant that has been scientifically shown to offer a number of health benefits, including reducing anxiety, alleviating pain, reducing inflammation, and reducing the severity and frequency of seizures. Many people choose CBD over THC to avoid the mind-altering effects while still taking advantage of all its benefits.
THC-heavy strains. THC is the psychoactive cannabinoid in cannabis and is what delivers the "high" that many recreational users seek. As such, THC-heavy cannabis stains deliver healing effects of cannabis - similar to those of CBD - while inducing mind-altering effects not seen with CBD.
Sativa-dominant strains. Sativa is known to provide an uplifting pick-me-up, more energy, and a more body-centered effect.
Indica-dominant strains. Indica is geared towards providing a more tranquil effect and is more suited for those looking to be more relaxed.
Hybrids. A balanced mix of sativa and indica provides some of the effects of each without feeling too energized nor too sleepy.
There are also different flavors available to suit different tastes and palates, such as:
There are so many innovative ways to enjoy cannabis these days that make it very easy for marijuana enthusiasts to find their preferred method of consumption. While vapes, tinctures, and topical creams are some common ways to use cannabis, adding it to your cup of coffee offers another enjoyable and unique way to enjoy cannabis: right along with your favorite morning brew.