The dawn of legalization brought about new ways to consume marijuana. Cannabis drinks, for one, are part of the new trend of edibles that many people seem to be on board with. A lot of herb-lovers actually believe that it is a better and healthier option than alcohol. After all, you do get to feel the same buzz, without the health repercussions that alcohol has in the long term, especially if consumed loosely.
But is this really the case? Would it be a better idea to swap the liquor for a cannabis-infused beverage? This article should answer these questions.
To be able to answer this question as accurately as possible, we’ll take a look at some studies. First, it’s worth noting that while research on cannabis has been extensive over the years, it is still not enough to make a definitive conclusion.
But with alcohol, findings have been sufficient enough to prove that it is indeed the more harmful substance. A 2017 study found a link between prolonged alcohol use and a reduction of gray matter volume in the brain and a reduction of integrity in the white matter.
Gray matter is the tissue found on the brain and spinal cord that consists of nerve cells. It enables a person to control movement and emotions.
White matter, meanwhile, also comprises nerve cells but is found deeper in the brain. It affects the learning and processing of information.
The Upsides of Cannabis Drinks
To further establish a point, we will take a look at some of the advantages of opting for cannabis drinks.
There are no hangovers
Alcohol is a diuretic, which means it will dehydrate you. And it’s that dehydration that causes the incapacitating, head-splitting hangovers that many of us experience the morning after a full night of drinking.
Cannabis beverages, on the other hand, either come in the form of sodas, teas, juices, and coffees. While they do have mild diuretic properties, they aren’t as bad as alcohol. That means the chances of hangovers are slim to none.
The effects kick in faster
The high from cannabis drinks kicks in as fast as 15 minutes. In that short amount of time, you will feel a strong enough high that wouldn’t make you want to consume more.
Alcohol, on the other hand, lowers your inhibitions and enables you to drink continuously, sometimes way more than you should.
They are also better than smoking weed
Let’s deviate from the alcohol comparison a bit because drinking cannabis is also better than smoking. While cigarettes are still deemed to be more harmful, cannabis smoke is still a carcinogen that can compromise the lungs.
With cannabis drinks, you don’t have to worry about this. You may need to be mindful of the sugar content, but as long as you’re consuming in moderation, you won’t have a problem.
Where Can I Buy Cannabis Drinks?
Many dispensaries carry their own line of cannabis drinks. But what’s great about purchasing products through us at Cannazon is that we will deliver them to your door within the first hour of placing the order. If you’re a homebody, this would be a perfect set-up for you.
If you want to know more, including our very simple ordering process, visit our website.