Caffeine and Cannabis: Is it a Good Mix?
Friday, Dec 7, 2018

Like coffee, cannabis is a popular psychoactive substance. In most places it is still illegal, but this is gradually changing as the herb is becoming more widely used all the time. As well as the high for which it is most famous, marijuana is now thought to have a range of medicinal benefits and can be used to treat symptoms ranging from pain to seizures, as well as to generally improve mental well-being.

There are countless strains of cannabis which have slightly different effects on the body and mind. Some produce a more energizing and uplifting high, while others induce deep relaxation. Of course, there are also some negative side effects associated with marijuana. These include:

Dry mouth or eyes Paranoia Dependence

Caffeine and cannabis both have a powerful influence over the human body due to their ability to bind with receptors that exist in our brains and nervous systems.

Caffeine works by influencing adenosine receptors in the brain. Adenosine has many important biological functions including the regulation of neurotransmitters, dilating and constricting blood vessels, and protecting cells against oxidative stress.

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