6 tips for waking and baking with coffee

Understand how weed and caffeine impact you

Before mixing weed with your coffee, it's critical to gauge an understanding of how each affects you individually. Remember that everyone experiences weed and caffeine subjectively.

As long as you've established a healthy mental and physical relationship with both caffeine and cannabis, and you are in the clear medically, you can consider mixing the two. (As always, this article is for informational purposes only and not intended as medical advice. Please consult your physician before starting or changing any medical treatment.)

Start low and go slow

When dosing weed with your coffee, you've probably heard time and time again how incredibly important it is to start low and go slow. Begin with small doses of cannabis, whether it's THC or CBD, and gradually work your way up if you need. This is particularly important when it comes to mixing cannabis and caffeine, because of the heightened chance for anxiety.

Learning how to dose your weed and coffee requires trial and error, and starting low and going slow will help you fine-tune your perfect wake n' bake.

Try different delivery methods

Keep in mind that dosing with different delivery methods will produce varying effects. For example, smoking versus vaping weed can produce different highs, while also impacting the taste and overall sensory experience of your wake n' bake. Additionally, research shows that coffee and edibles are both metabolized in the liver and may influence one another, meaning this combination might have the potential to produce even stronger, longer-lasting effects. No matter what, remember to start low and go slow.

Track your consumption and experiences

Keep track of cannabis strains, dosing, and delivery methods that work (and don't) for you. Documenting your experiences using a journal or an app can help you establish helpful patterns and learn how to properly dose your wake n' bake to tailor to your needs.

Once you have an idea of what works for you, you can play around with the ratios of weed to coffee, new cultivars, and more.

Be mindful

When it's time to wake and bake, use it as a form of self-care and mindfulness. Use this morning ritual as a time to check in with yourself.

Shop from reputable brands

Mixing weed with coffee yourself isn't the only option. Fortunately, many reputable brands have started coming out with cannabis-infused coffees and goodies. Do your research before choosing a brand of cannabis-infused coffee or tea to try and only purchase from licensed manufacturers to ensure that what you're consuming is safe and effective.

Bottom line

When paired mindfully, mixing a little weed with your coffee can spice up any morning. But, at the end of the day, it's essential to keep in mind that everyone responds to both cannabis and coffee differently, so experiences with this combination can vary quite a bit. While several animal studies have been conducted to determine the effects of weed and caffeine on the body, much more research on human subjects is needed.

Start low and go slow when you're starting out with coffee and cannabis, and stay mindful of your own body's reaction.

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