Beginners guide to marijuana infused coffee

Published Jan 31, 2019 07:00 p.m. ET

Cannabis and coffee have been paired together as long as pot has been consumed. Until recently locating and purchasing marijuana coffee was an illegal act in most countries that could land both customers and vendors in prison. Since legalization has been slowly making its way across the globe, the cannabis market has evolved into something that offers a wide array of products including edibles, drinks, tablets, topical ointments, and more.

What is marijuana coffee?

Cannabis coffee AKA THC or CBD infused coffee, can come packaged and be made in a variety of different ways. From loose leaf grinds that come pre-infused in bags to cannabis coffee beans, premixed coffee pods,  and of course, any tasty THC infused additions such as cannabis infused creamer or adding THC or CBD crystalline. Marijuana infused coffee is a rather vague term that encompasses any cannabis infused beverage made using a coffee bean base.

The effects of using marijuana infused coffee

There is very little for scientific study to refer to when researching the effects of marijuana and coffee combined. This is due to both legalities and costs associated with conducting such research for what would appear to most as information having very little medical benefit on its own. However, what we do know is that caffeine has the opposite effect on a user then cannabis does. Caffeine is a stimulant that produces short bursts of energy to the user and is known for clearing the mind and most often used as a pick me up. Marijuana, on the other hand, is generally used to soothe and relax while having a detrimental effect on memory.

The few studies that have been performed on the subject were not conducted on humans and therefore hold unreliable scientific merit in application to people. However, the research did seem to point to the mixing of the two substances as having an amplified detrimental effect on memory, while also intensifying the high felt from using THC. Since caffeine raises your heart rate it is reasonable to assume that the effects will be shorter lived, and likely more intensethen they would be if you took either substance alone. There have been no studies conducted on the impacts of using CBD with caffeine. THC infused coffee will produce a euphoric high while CBD infused coffee is used strictly for medicinal use and health benefits as it will not provide the same effect that is sought after by recreational users.

Marijuana coffee beans

Marijuana coffee beans AKA cannabis coffee beans are rarely sold on their own as the infusion process is difficult with whole coffee beans. Instead, they are most frequently available in chocolate or candy-coated coffee bean form.

How to use: Eat them straight from the package or drop a few into a fresh steaming cup of your favorite cup of joe to create a sweet, delicious marijuana coffee with no effort at all.

Where to purchase: www.stravacraftcooffee.com

Marijuana infused coffee grind

If you prefer to brew your ownpot of coffee at the strength of your choosing, then you may want to try these. The coffee grounds themselves are infused using a strong THC or CBD oil and then packaged for your enjoyment.

How to use: Marijuana-infused coffee grounds can be used in place of your regular brand and is brewed through a coffee pot or more traditional steaming pod.

Where to buy: www.green2go.com

Premixed marijuana coffee pods

Cannabis coffee pods for machines like the Keurig are made using marijuana oil as an additive to infuse the product.

How to use: Simply drop a pod into any compatible machine, and you will have a freshly brewed marijuana infused coffee in a few minutes flat.

Where to purchase: https://www.thisiswhyimbroke.com/ca/marijuana-infused-coffee/

Marijuana infused coffee recipes

After all of that if you find yourself wondering if you can make weed coffee for yourself at home, then the answer is yes! While premade marijuana-infused coffee has its benefits, and requires the least amount of work, making it yourself allows you total control over your dosing which is preferred by more seasoned cannabis consumers who want higher doses than what is often available through any distributor.

Marijuana coffee recipe

Time to make: 10 minutes

Makes: 4 cups of marijuana-infused coffee

Ingredients

  • 7 grams of dried cannabis
  • 7 tablespoons of your preferred instant coffee
  • flavor additions like sugar, cream, sweetener, or honey

Tools

  • grinder
  • coffee filter
  • coffee maker

Instructions

1. Grind your dried cannabis using whatever tools you have available.

2. Add instant coffee and marijuana grind to a coffee filter in a conventional countertop coffee pot.

3. Add water and brew as you would regular coffee.

4. Enjoy

Buttered marijuana coffee

Time to make:

Makes: 4 cups of marijuana-infused coffee

Ingredients

  • 7 grams of dried cannabis
  • 1 whole stick of unsalted butter
  • 7 tablespoons of your preferred coffee grind
  • 1 teaspoon of coconut oil

Tools

  • grinder
  • stovetop
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 medium-sized pan
  • 1 spoon
  • cheesecloth or fine mesh strainer
  • blender

Instructions

1. Grind dried marijuana using either your hands, a coffee grinder, or a manual weed grinder.

2. Set one burner to low heat. Add the stick of butter to a medium-sized skillet or frying pan until it is melted.

3. Pour the cannabis grind into the melted butter and stir.

4. Cover and simmer for 40 minutes.

5. Turn off the burner and pour the liquid butter mixture through a fine mesh strainer or cheesecloth into a collection dish or bowl.

6. Add two tablespoons of your finished cannabutter along with 1 teaspoon of coconut oil.

7. Add the infused oil mixture into 2 cups of steaming hot coffee.

8. Pour the coffee into a blender and mix on high until the mixture becomes frothy.

9. Serve and enjoy immediately.

Dosing

Precise dosing for an individual will vary depending on tolerance levels and other preferences. However, it is always recommended to begin with the smallest dose of around 5mg of THC to gauge how it will affect you personally before consuming more significant amounts. Marijuana-infused coffee like any edible can take up to two hours for the effects to be felt and can last upwards of 12 hours so proceed with caution when using more substantial amounts.

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