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How to Pair Chocolate With Cannabis

How to Pair Chocolate With Cannabis

Everybody loves chocolate! And (almost) everyone loves marijuana, right? So picture combining cannabis and chocolate! This article will tell you everything you need to know about combining chocolate and cannabis for the optimum experience. So quit drooling and let's get started.


Pairing Chocolate With Cannabis

This aspect of cannabis culture is all about generating an experience for the physical and mental senses. If you want to cook with chocolate and cannabis, you need be aware of the cerebral and long-lasting effects of edibles. Cannabis edibles are processed differently by the body than cannabis inhalation, resulting in a different type of high. Always exercise caution when handling edibles. Taking too much may result in an unpleasant high that lasts for hours.

However, edibles aren't the only way to enjoy this decadent combination—you can also smoke or vape while completing a chocolate tasting, avoiding the problems of ingesting pot while still being suitably toasted. Not only that, but methods like vaping allow you to fully detect the interaction between the flavours in your smoke and those in the chocolate. This is where we'll spend the most of our time.


Effects of Chocolate and Weed

Cocoa, like cannabis, causes the brain to release endorphins, or "feel-good" chemicals, according to research. Endorphins are neurotransmitters, which are molecules used by neurons to communicate with one another. Endorphins interact with brain receptors, decreasing pain perception and eliciting happy emotions. When we eat chocolate, we release the following five neurotransmitters in addition to dopamine, serotonin, and oxytocin. These compounds improve our mood and increase the influence of cannabis, resulting in a more joyful encounter.

  • Anandamide

Our body’s natural version of THC. Anandamide is an endocannabinoid produced naturally in the body. Anandamide helps to regulate appetite, pleasure, and reward. Elevated levels of anandamide may increase the enjoyment of eating foods like chocolate.

  • 1,3,7-Trimethylxanthine

Otherwise known as caffeine, it works by counteracting the neurotransmitter adenosine. This results in increased heart rate and muscle contraction.

  • Theobromine

This stimulant works in partnership with caffeine to give you an energy boost.

  • Tryptophan

Tryptophan is an amino acid in chocolate that helps the body make serotonin—a key hormone in mood, well-being, and happiness.

  • Phenylethylalanine
This is the chemical associated with the "butterflies" feeling we get. It stimulates feelings of excitement, attraction, and nervousness.
  • Weed and Dopamine

Cannabis is said to enhance dopamine production in the body. THC, in particular, is responsible for increasing levels of this joyful hormone. Dopamine, in addition to fostering sensations of enjoyment, also leads to more complicated feelings and behaviours, such as reward and addiction.

THC affects the brain's reward system by interfering with endocannabinoid signalling and thereby increasing dopamine release. Smoking cannabis produces momentary emotions of relaxation, exhilaration, creativity, and motivation as a behaviour that boosts feelings of reward. When THC is combined with chocolate, which also enhances dopamine production, it's easy to see why the two are such a good fit.

  • Chocolate and CBD

CBD's popularity has skyrocketed in the last 10 years, thanks in part to its interaction with the human body. CBD chocolate edibles not only remove the naturally bitter taste of CBD, but they also have a good effect on the body, making your experience safe, delightful, delicious, and smoke-free. CBD chocolate has been linked to a variety of benefits while avoiding the euphoric side effects of THC-rich marijuana.

Eating chocolate with CBD provides the body with more anandamide, which is known to regulate serotonin and dopamine. Peak levels of serotonin may improve mood and possibly brain function.

When under stress, the body increases adrenaline levels to prepare for potential danger. CBD chocolate may help to relieve anxiety and increase mood while supporting peaceful sleep.


Tips for Pairing Chocolate and Cannabis

Remember that if you like the combo, it's a good fit. Taste is subjective. What one individual prefers, another may dislike. That being said, here are some pointers for enjoying whatever combo of chocolate and cannabis you want.

  • Let the Chocolate Sit on Your Tongue for a Few Seconds

When it comes to matching, you have two possibilities. Take a hit, then a bite of chocolate, and let your senses do the rest. Alternatively, place a piece of chocolate on your tongue and melt it for a few seconds. Take your hit once it has softened for the ultimate flavour clash.

  • Try Vaping to Retain Terpenes

Terpene flavours are preserved when vaping flower. Vaping concentrates are no exception. However, be cautious because the full-bodied flavour of a concentration may dominate the flavour of some chocolate kinds. If you like, you can smoke a bowl or joint, but it will be less flavorful in terms of terps. However, the addition of smoke creates a distinct flavour that complements some dark chocolate kinds.


Weed and Chocolate: A Taste Sensation Worth Trying

Chocolate is not only chemically equipped to enhance the potential of cannabis, but it is also a good approach for recreational and holistic users to conceal the strong flavour if they do not like it. It also encourages the experience to be more indulgent for all senses.

Experimenting with cannabis and chocolate to find your personal favourite can be enjoyable. If you want to go right to the good stuff, Check our website to see if there is anything you want.

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