It’s strange. Coffee is a complete opposite of cannabis. While one raises your level of awareness, is often associated with stress, the other is all about relaxation. And yet, instead of lowering or cancelling the effects of cannabis, coffee, or more specifically caffeine seems to strengthen the ’high’.
Recent study, named Reinforcing and neurochemical effects of cannabinoid CB1 receptor agonists, but not cocaine, are altered by an adenosine A2A receptor antagonist that you can find here www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov suggests that you can increase the kick you get out of cannabis if you mix it with caffeine. That’s not the first attempt to put coffee alongside cannabis. Last year recipes started popping up all over the internet teaching how to brew the perfect, bulletproof coffee. But while the main ingredient was coffee, and the end product was cannabis infused coffee, here the main ingredient is cannabis.
The experiment involved monkeys that allowed them to get a dose of cannabis by pulling a lever. There was another level that offered caffeine, MSX-3. When used together, the monkeys proved to pull the levers less often suggesting that the cannabis-caffeine combo gives an enhanced effect.
But that’s not all. In addition to increasing the high, the combo may be messing up with addiction to the drugs. You are probably aware that cannabis has one of the lowest addictiveness ratings when it comes to drugs. However, during the study it was evident that after getting exposed to a combination of caffeine and cannabis, the monkeys would pull levels at a higher frequency suggesting that while its effects are higher, cannabis mixed with caffeine is more addictive.
Whether you should use cannabis with caffeine is completely up to you. Just remember that caffeine is as much of a drug us cannabis, nicotine, cocaine, etc. Every drug has an effect on your body and can be addictive.