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Want To Take Adderall And Weed At The Sametime? Read This First.
Have you ever considered taking Adderall and weed at the same time; and what might happen? Read on to find out what the compounding effects are of taking these drugs simultaneously (referred to as ‘weederall’ or ‘madderall’).
So, why do people mix them at the same time?
The first reason is to counter the negative effects of each drug. This is one of the most claimed reasons for mixing weed with Adderall. ‘Weederall’ users claim that weed plays a big part in countering some of the negative side effects of Adderall. In the same vein, Adderall has a similar role in sharpening the dullness that can come from cannabis.
Users claim that Adderall makes them more alert, intelligent and gives them an increased focus, compared to taking cannabis on its own. They also believe that weed can help them come down from a mammoth Adderall-induced work-rush.
Another reason is that the two drugs are very similar. Both drugs provide users with similar effects and that when taken together, they complement each other; giving a stronger sensation than either would on its own.
The similarity is so strong that there is research being conducted that would lead to cannabis replacing Adderall as a prescription drug for some ailments.
Increased social alertness is another reason why some people like the madderall cocktail. The combination is believed to give the user greater mental awareness. Users state that they have been able to think more freely and deeply about subjects they would normally not be able to understand.
The extent to which this is true may be down to the original cognitive abilities of the user. However, one thing that should be expected regardless of an individual’s original mental capabilities, is an increase in mental ability with wiser and smarter interactions.
In a liberal social setting, a user of weederall will potentially flourish given the level of acceptance of any viewpoint. Moreover, this social setting would welcome the use of madderall.
Increased cerebral function is yet another reason that users prefer mixing. Some users claim that weederall gives them control over a larger percentage of their brains. This is said to be good for the promotion of the brain’s data and information processing power.
The cannabis part of the cocktail facilitates a deeper level of processing; one that is more creative. This counters one of them, what is perceived by many to be, biggest drawbacks of Adderall; it’s dampening of creativity.
Taking madderall induces a feeling of euphoria in users and this is another reason. It is only anecdotal evidence that exists on this, though, as no research has been conducted into the subject. It does seem plausible, however, that the stimulation of Adderall combined with relaxation effects of weed; could induce a euphoric sensation.
Increased tolerance to cannabis is cited as another reason for simultaneously consuming them. Users of madderall have a much higher tolerance for cannabis compared to non-users.
Very often, people will combine them because they lack any information to make an informed decision otherwise, and are merely following the crowd. The lack of information, though, conceals the potential dangers faced by users of an Adderall and weed cocktail.
What Are The Compounding Effects of Mixing?
Increased stimulation is certainly one of the recognized compounding effects of mixing these components. Evidence of this effect is an increase in heart rate but, whilst the intensity of this experience may be thrilling to some, to others it can cause a problem. This is particularly the case for people with heart conditions.
The feeling of heightened euphoria is caused by an increase in the levels of dopamine, which is a chemical in the brain that is responsible for giving you a sense of pleasure. This is an effect of both components, so combining the two will compound the dopamine effects.
These guys compliment each other. When used separately, the dopamine in Adderall does not last long. However, combining these components, the rate at which the dopamine is depleted is reduced; so the effects last much longer.
Whatever future research may reveal about the dangers or benefits of taking, it is clear that many people enjoy this cocktail.
Have you ever considered taking Adderall and weed at the same time; and what might happen? Read on to find out what…
Adderall and Weed: Learn More About the Combo
A way to level up, or a dangerous drug cocktail? There’s lots of enthusiasm and skepticism out there about the weed and Adderall, aka “weederall,” combination, and plenty of misleading and concern-trolling information about taking the two together. And that makes learning actual, useful, credible info about the combo difficult. But don’t worry, we’ve done the digging for you. Depending on who you ask, Adderall and weed are an ideal combo, a perfect pair of stimulant and depressant. Yet others who’ve combined the two have had unpleasant and sometimes distressing experiences involving racing hearts and shallow breathing.
Both experiences are true and possible. Complex drugs lead to complex effects, especially when combined in experimental ways. Everyone’s results will vary, but knowing how and why those effects can be so different is important. So if you’ve ever wanted to learn more about the Adderall and weed combo, read on.
Why Do People Mix Adderall and Weed?
So what’s behind the cannabis and Adderall combination that’s so attractive to the people who consume and take the two drugs?
One major reason is the way that cannabis can help counter some of the more negative side-effects of taking Adderall. Vice versa, some claim Adderall helps keep them alert, focused and feeling more intelligent than they do after consuming THC, that it helps overcome some of the “dumbing down” effects of cannabis.
Another motivating factor is the similarity between the effects of the two drugs. Researchers have only began investigating this relationship, but there are studies suggesting cannabis could replace Adderall prescriptions for some users.
When it comes to studies, however, most researchers have taken a more pessimistic approach toward the weed and Adderall combination. For decades, most studies looked at how ADHD, the prescriptions used to treat it and marijuana interacted. But these studies were geared toward documenting “cannabis use disorder” as part of a broader substance abuse problem linked to prescription drugs. In other words, these studies suggest people mix Adderall and weed because each drug reinforces dependency on the other.
What Are The Combined Effects of Weed and Adderall
The combined effects of weed and Adderall, however, have hardly been studied at all. Most of the information we have on combining them comes from the experiences of the people who have tried it. And according to them, the combined effects vary dramatically.
Generally, though, you can expect the following to happen when you use Adderall and weed in combination.
- Increased Stimulation. Adderall will raise your heart rate, which is something THC can also do, especially if taken in significant quantities. While heart pounding can be a thrilling and exciting experience for some, and shouldn’t pose too much of a risk for people without a heart condition, the intensity can be too much for some and easily tip over into an unpleasant experience.
- Heightened Euphoria. Both THC and Adderall, an amphetamine, increase dopamine levels in the brain, leading to pleasurable, euphoric sensations. Adderall, however, can quickly deplete the brain’s dopamine supply. But THC can reduce the “crash” associated with burnout by stimulating dopamine production and stimulation in the body’s endocannabinoid system.
- Reduced Anxiety. Connected with dopamine production and stimulation, the weed and Adderall combination can reduce some of the side-effects associated with use, like paranoia, anxiety, insomnia, loss of appetite and irritability.
- Increased Long-Term Health Risks. There’s no known lethal dose of cannabis. You just can’t kill yourself with THC. The same cannot be said for Adderall, however. Adderall also presents a number of long-term health risks and negative effects ranging from panic attacks and mood swings to heart disease, depression and fatigue. And since taking weed and Adderall together can reduce some of the immediate sensations of those side-effects, the combo can actually lead to more Adderall use, increasing long-term risks.
The Dangers of Mixing Adderall and Weed
Most of the information we have on how Adderall and weed interact is anecdotal—the stories people tell about it. So the biggest danger facing those who use the two together is the lack of credible information and hard evidence. Without scientific studies of the two drugs in combination, it’s impossible for users to judge dosage and determine when and how they should take weed and Adderall together. And that means people have to experiment to find what works for them. But experimentation can be risky when it comes to Adderall, even if it’s less so with cannabis.
We just don’t know what, if any impact cannabis has on the effects and side-effects of Adderall use, especially long-term. We just know that Adderall’s long-term effects as a stimulant are more deleterious than THC’s long-term effects. Both are insufficiently understood. But that’s likely to change as barriers to researching cannabis fall and the drug gains more mainstream acceptance and legal recognition. For now, however there’s no sufficient evidence to show that weed and Adderall interact in any particularly dangerous way. And that has led many prescription and non-prescription Adderall users to embrace the two together.
The Benefits of Weed and Adderall Combined
Many people report that mixing Adderall and weed proved beneficial and in their experience, safe. Again, cannabis isn’t likely to make Adderall any riskier than it already is on its own. To the contrary, those who’ve had good experiences mixing both substances say weed helps deal with everything that’s harsh about taking the amphetamine: crashes, irritability, emotional distress. At the very least, combining weed and Adderall is going to present fewer risks than combining Adderall with alcohol or other prescription drugs.
And as research continues, we might learn how cannabis treatments could eventually replace amphetamine treatments for ADD/ADHD. Adderall alone accounts for tens of millions of prescriptions annually, not including its ubiquitous non-prescription use. So perhaps one of the most significant benefits of Adderall and weed combined is its potential to reduce Adderall use and dependency.
But that’s the future. In the present, cannabis use can benefit prescription and recreational Adderall users alike by reducing negative side-effects and heightening desirable effects. Whether those benefits ultimately outweigh the risks is something each person has to decide for themselves.
More people are embracing the Adderall and weed combination, but we don't know much about how they really interact.