I have gravitated away from alcohol consumption.
I don’t like the adverse effects on my heath, calories or hangover in the morning.
Cannabis is a natural, safer alternative. Now that my state has legalized cannabis, it’s readily accessible at numerous dispensaries in the local area. I find it bizarre that alcohol has been legal for many years when it has so many proven health risks while cannabis remains illegal at the federal level. Excessive alcohol consumption has been linked to heart disease, liver disease, shortened lifespan, addiction, cancer, memory issues and immune system dysfunction. Even for those who only drink now and then, there are concerns with nausea, dehydration, sleep problems and dangerous medication interactions. Alcohol provides very few positive benefits. I’ve read that red wine offers anti-inflammatory properties. In comparison, regular and occasional consumption of cannabis has shown to offer pain relief, reduce stress and anxiety, elevate mood, treat sleep disorders, soothe aching joints and muscles, reduce side-effects of chemotherapy and stimulate appetite. As a plant-based medicine, cannabis has demonstrated cancer-fighting properties. Consuming it does not lead to death. Approximately 88,000 people die every year due to alcohol-related overdoses. There are no deaths reported from excessive cannabis consumption. The local dispensaries sell cannabis-infused beverages, such as cannabeer and mocktail. The label provides the exact THC percentage, making dosing simple. The high is typically very mild and I feel great the next day. I don’t get bed-spins. I don’t throw up. I don’t need to counteract adverse effects by drinking an abundance of water. Cannabis-infused drinks are the ideal alternative to alcohol. I drink them at social events and enjoy myself.