Legally addictive drugs we love

This Caffeinated Coffee Flour Will Put Some Buzz In Your Baked Goods

The flour doesn’t taste like coffee, but rather has a “nutty” flavor, according to the patent. Four grams of it the same amount of caffeine as a cup of coffee, Perlman told Eater. An average muffin has about 37 grams of flour, so you’d definitely feel the jolt if you use this in your baking…

“I’m quitting life to become a burrito”

17 Signs Your Love Of Burritos Is Getting Out Of Hand

Burritos are warm. Burritos are soft. They’re also delicious and available in a multitude of shapes, sizes, and flavors. In short, burritos are a top contender for most perfect food in the world. It’s probably a three-way tie with coffee and chocolate.

So it comes as no surprise that the burrito has some pretty dedicated fans. People who will eat burritos at any time, and in any setting. People who’ll brave the wilds of gas station and food truck burritos just because they can’t say no to these delicious stuffed tortillas. These are the type who think burritos should be their own food group and get very testy if you suggest their texts contain too many burrito emoji.

Are you one of these slightly-obsessed burrito lovers? If you identify with more than three of the struggles below, it may be time to spend some time away from burritos. We’re just not sure this relationship is healthy anymore…

It’s at times like this that I wish I liked coffee

It was during an endless drive home from a camping trip in eastern Washington that entrepreneur Adam Stites came up with his latest product. “What would happen if I infused heavy cream with cannabis, then mixed it with my coffee?” he mused. (“My VW van doesn’t go very fast, so I have a lot of time to think,” Stites explains.)

He road-tested the idea as soon as he got home. So strong was the first dose, Stites woke up 13 hours after he chugged a single cup. Nonetheless, his professional interest was piqued. Not long after, he set up Mirth Provisions to sell a commercial version of his creation: marijuana-infused cold-brew coffee, dosed up with 20 milligrams of THC per serving. Waggishly named “Legal,” it’s the ultimate wake and bake.

“Our customers are not looking to get blown out of their mind, just ever so slightly tilt their relativity,” Stites says, employing the lyricism of a man who clearly started his day with a cup of Legal…  😀

It required a complex process for Stites to develop his signature product. Binding the weed and beans into a functional joint venture was a major hurdle. Coffee and cannabis molecules separate when brewed because cannabis oil is not water-soluble; much of Mirth Provisions’ intellectual property rests in the unique way it uses plant-based emulsifiers to keep the oil evenly suspended in water…

Weed adds a rich, earthy base to the flavor, he explains, while Legal’s mixture of THC and CBD confers a calm sense of focus on caffeine’s jittery high. Caffeine is absorbed almost instantly by the body, but it takes from 45 minutes to 90 minutes for the human body to process the weed so it can prolong the caffeine high, Stites says…

The rush of canna-coffees isn’t driven solely by the potential of its dual market, according to Jordan Michelman, co-founder of Sprudge, a Portland-based online coffee magazine. The Washington native suggests cultural factors play a role, too. “In the Pacific Northwest, there’s this slang term for a Northwest Speed Ball, which is a shot of espresso and a puff of marijuana, and people have been doing that for quite some time,” he says…

Your Body Within an Hour of Drinking a Cup of Coffee

Maybe you’re a coffee-shop junkie or a cold-brew devotee. Or maybe you prefer to keep it old school with a trusty drip coffeemaker. However you consume it, if you’re among the 59 percent of Americans who drink coffee, that java buzz after downing a cup is probably familiar to you.

But chances are, you aren’t aware of the extent to which this beverage can affect nearly your entire body (from your eyes to your blood) within minutes post-sip. We took a look at how a cup of coffee affects the system right after you drink it — and some of what we found is pretty astounding…

Caffeine is a psychoactive compound that modulates these neurotransmitters, allowing them to operate more efficiently. “As a result, the brain is able to better process chemical messengers,” Leavey explains to Yahoo Health. “When used in moderation, coffee gives you an edge.” You’ll begin to feel more mentally alert after about 30 minutes, and the effects wear off a few hours later…

What Happens to Your Body Within an Hour of Drinking a Beer

While any health expert will tell you that binge-drinking alcohol is bad for your heart, the study showed that among men with coronary artery disease, drinking a single 12-ounce beer per day for a month may help reduce the risk of a heart attack. The reason: Beer is full of antioxidants (who knew?) and has anti-inflammatory properties.

Animal research also suggests that an ingredient in the sudsy stuff may boost brainpower. A study published in the journal Behavioral Brain Research found that a type of flavonoid in beer called xanthohumol could improve cognitive function…

Uncle Sam Offers $3 Million to First Person Who Can Cure Marijuana Addiction

Based on the ideology that millions of Americans are grossly addicted to marijuana, the federal government has approved $3 million to facilitate the fast-track creation of a pharmaceutical drug to treat this supposed scourge on public health…

Marijuana advocates argue that it is ridiculous for the government to spend resources searching for a cure for addiction to a substance that, in a lot of ways, has been proven safer than caffeine.

Here, Big Pharma, take millions of our tax dollars and just freaking waste them.  Too bad they can’t redirect that money into finding better treatments for chronic pain.

Disband The DEA

I wouldn’t have posted this, except it looks like my comment has been censored…

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It made sense to legalize and regulate alcohol, so we did that. It makes sense to do the same for cannabis, so we’re going to do that too. “Hard” drugs like heroin and meth are actually legally available in regulated formulations through Big Pharma, so why discriminate against them?

Drugs are drugs, including caffeine, nicotine, and sugar. An end to the drug war includes legalizing and regulating all drugs, as these are medical issues, not criminal ones. Drug users end up being criminalized, including those who suffer from addiction, and everyone knows that’s not right. Imprisoning those who suffer from mental health issues isn’t right. How can anyone disagree with that?

And giving the FDA more power is not the answer. The FDA brought us drugs like antidepressants and Vioxx. The agency removes drugs like Pallodone from the market, when methadone has the exact same problems:

“high levels of palladone could slow or stop breathing, or cause coma or death; combining the drug with alcohol use could lead to rapid release of hydromorphone, in turn leading to potentially fatally high levels of drugs in the system”

And because methadone is cheap, it’s prescribed to Medicaid patients, some of whom have died of overdoses. And then those deaths are blamed on “opioids,” and now there’s a war against chronic pain patients.

The only answer is: No. More. Drug. War.

Toddlers downing coffee in Boston (and maybe elsewhere)

Other studies have shown what you would most likely suspect when children consumed caffeine. It made them depressed and a good number came down with diabetes. Naturally they had sleep problems, and there was a high incidence of substance abuse and obesity.

What wasn’t mentioned in the study but is a problem is that when children drink coffee it affects their teeth. Coffee is acidic. Acidic drinks can cause damage in the mouth by weakening teeth; this leads to a decline in tooth enamel and an increase in cavities…

Well, it appears the real “gateway” drug is caffeine, not drugs like marijuana.  And if you believe in the gateway-drug theory, then the real “gateway” drug is Tylenol, as most people are given this drug when they’re infants and children.

Energy drinks the cause of many sudden cardiac deaths in young people

The main concern is that these beverages can easily aggravate underlying heart issues. Because of their high amounts of caffeine and sugar, dangerous arrhythmias can easily develop in the hearts of young people who drink them.

Many people already balk at the high amounts of labeled caffeine on these drinks. The problem is that there are many additional sources of caffeine that are “masked” by the labeling.

Ingredients such as guarana, ginseng, and taurine have caffeine concentrations that are equal to, or higher than, caffeine found in coffee. Ingesting high doses of any of these substances can be very dangerous.

Roughly 31% of adolescents from ages 12 to 19 consume energy drinks on a regular basis. An even higher number of people use alternatives to these beverages, such as gums or inhalers. The high amounts of caffeine in all of these products is causing serious harm, the study found. Of the 5,448 caffeine overdoses reported in the United States in 2007, 46% of them occurred in people under the age of 19…

“It is important for physicians to understand the lack of regulation in caffeine content and other ingredients of these high-energy beverages,” he said…