Marijuana and coffee are two of the most widely used products in the world. Each of them has its own unique effects but when combined, the impressions may be different from those that are consumed separately.
Caffeine is a chemical that produces the effect of excitement. It is a means to stimulate the central nervous system, like amphetamine or cocaine. Caffeine makes you feel more awake and focused. However, it can cause anxiety, insomnia, headaches and increased heart rate.
Marijuana is a plant with a broad spectrum of activity. It can make you feel euphoric and "put on" but it can also cause side effects, such as anxiety, dizziness and temporary increase in blood pressure.
Marijuana and coffee mixture
When taking caffeine and marijuana in a short space of time, the effect may be different than when used separately. Caffeine affects the brain, reducing sleepiness. It also gives the brain a small dose of dopamine. Marijuana also rewards the brain by providing a small amount of dopamine.
Because both substances act as dopamine enhancers, they are believed to have a synergistic effect. This means that one substance strengthens the action of the other- says Dr. Sergi Ferre of the Institute on Drug Abuse.
What are the disadvantages?
Because both marijuana and caffeine can cause anxiety to users, the combination of these two substances can cause an increase in anxiety that is felt more strongly, than when a single substance is used. Both substances also increase the heart rate, which can mean that, when used together, the heart rate may increase more than when used alone.
Caffeine can, however, counteract some of the negative effects of marijuana. The drowsiness caused by the indica strains can be reduced with caffeine.
When mixing two substances, the potential damage must be considered and minimized. Knowing your tolerance and the current state of health can help reduce unwanted effects.
Research on marijuana and caffeine
There are not many studies on the effects of combining caffeine and marijuana. Current research, however, suggests that marijuana and caffeine can work together in the body to improve each other's actions.
MSX-3 is a medication that works very similar to caffeine. The researchers used MSX-3 in squirrel monkeys to evaluate the effect of caffeine on marijuana. In the study, the scientists trained squirrel monkeys to pull the lever when they needed THC.
After the administration of MSX-3, it was observed that the monkeys were less likely to pull the levers, which indicated that THC works more effectively in combination with caffeine. This suggests that caffeine may potentiate the effect of tetrahydrocannabinol.
According to a 2012 study published in the British Journal of Pharmacology, the combination of marijuana and caffeine can affect memory. By using marijuana, it can cause short-term memory problems, while caffeine can improve memory deficits.
However, the researchers found that when used together, caffeine worsened the memory deficits caused by marijuana.
In general, the relationship between caffeine and marijuana and its interactions in the body are complex and scientists do not understand them easily. Until more tests are done, it is important to exercise caution when using these substances and observe the body's response.
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