All About CBD and Coffee
Not so long ago, if you wanted to enjoy cannabis and coffee, you had to buy a plane ticket, fly to Amsterdam, and make your way to a cafe that sold the two separately. But now, cannabis is legal in a majority of US states for medicinal use, and in a growing number for recreational use. So if you have a medical marijuana card and live in a state with legal medicinal cannabis, or happen to be of age and residing in one of the states with legal recreational cannabis, you’re in luck.
Now, you can enjoy the fruits (so to speak) of two of nature’s most wondrous plants together. And if you’re feeling adventurous, you can jump on the latest trend and combine the two in a tasty beverage. We’re talking, of course, about adding CBD – one of the active compounds in cannabis – to coffee for flavor and medicinal effect. You may be wondering what CBD is exactly, and why anyone would put a substance found in cannabis into their coffee. In this post, we’ll address those questions and more.
Cannabis, CBD, and You
There are three main types of cannabis, but only two types with the psychoactive compound THC and the medicinal compound CBD. These two substances, derived from plants in greater or lesser concentrations thanks to cross-breeding and hybridization, produce different effects when consumed.
Some of these effects are medicinal in nature, and cannabis treatments can take a wide variety of forms. Most of these treatments involve the use of cannabis with higher concentrations of the non-mood altering compound CBD that are designed to promote wellness rather than intoxication.
Unlike THC, CBD is a non-intoxicating substance, the consumption of which can help treat many issues. For instance, CBD has been shown to positively impact inflammation, seizures, pain, anxiety, depression, PTSD, even MS and opioid withdrawal.
Cannabis products containing CBD and used for medicinal purposes can take several different forms, from ingestibles to topicals, and even products meant for inhalation. Cannabis, grown so that it is naturally high in CBD and without any THC, can also treat many conditions without making you feel intoxicated.
Because of its positive medicinal effects and newfound legal status, CBD is making it to consumers in a wide variety of new products. If you live in a state with legal recreational or medicinal cannabis dispensaries, you can find a variety of products loaded with CBD. Many of these products contain zero THC, so you can enjoy the medicinal effects of CBD without getting intoxicated, if that’s what you’re looking for.
There are also CBD oils for oral and topical use, CBD tinctures and pills, CBD candies, pastries, and sodas. There are even CBD beers available in some parts of the country. And clever coffee fans are also finding ways to incorporate CBD directly into coffee. In states with legal CBD, there are even coffee shops and bars that are offering CBD products directly to consumers.
Relaxing Medicine in Your Morning Cup
CBD coffee is a growing trend, one that allows people to enjoy the medicinal properties of the compound while drinking their favorite beverage. CBD consumption is all about relaxation and supporting your health. Coffee is all about… well, you know what coffee is all about! Put the two together and you have the best of relaxation right in your morning cup – go and enjoy!*
*I understand the statements regarding these products have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. CBD products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease. Results from products may vary. These items are not intended to cure, treat or prevent any diseases.