Cannabis Pairing – Best Food and Cannabis Combinations from JuanaKnow!

9 months ago   •   2 min read

By Juana Know Staff

Cannabis food pairing has become a popular sub-niche within the cannabis community. Restauranteurs and foodies alike are searching for the perfect combinations of cannabis and flavor to put those senses in a frenzy! We thought we would hop onboard provide some tasty food combinations to satisfy the munchies.

It is often said that food tastes better when you are under the influence of cannabis.  This is actually true. The THC component in cannabis binds itself to the endocannabinoid receptors in the brain, leading to an enhanced sense of smell, which further leads to increased appetite. It is because of this that munchies taste extra good when you are high. Here are some of the best food and cannabis combinations that will make your taste buds EXPLODE with flavor. These foods taste exquisite when you have cannabis in your system. Let’s jump right in!

Cookies and cream

Whether you have cookies and cream as an ice-cream/milkshake or have cookies and cream separately, they taste EXTREMELY good while you are under the influence. It can make you feel satisfied and relaxed and is great for any time of the day. If this is too sweet for your liking, you can add tomato soup to the mix. It might sound odd, but the tangy taste of the soup will balance the sugary sweetness of the cookies and cream.

Nachos

This one is no shocker. The cheese, the spice, the saltiness, the flavor. I'm drooling just thinking about it. If you are feeling a creative boost, you might even turn those chicken breasts and green peppers into a nacho supreme dish for the ages. Nachos are a simple but great option when it comes to munchies.

Indian food

Indian food is a fantastic food option for a post-consumption feast.   Indian cuisine is known for its variety of unique flavors. Adding cannabis to that mixture is a recipe for a flavorful explosion. Green Crack and Indian take-out was a popular combo from uproxx magazine. Whether it’s Aloo Gobi, Dal Makhani, or curry, it can feed the beast and satisfy the munchies. There are also a variety of options for the vegetarian cannabis connoisseurs

Chocolate

Chocolate contains an element known as tryptophan, an amino acid that helps release serotonin in the brain. Serotonin, also known as the “feel-good” chemical, makes us happy and relaxed. This is what makes chocolate pair so perfectly with cannabis, the combination of serotonin release in the brain and the THC (the psychoactive component of cannabis) makes us feel exceptionally good.

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