As many of us enter our third or fourth week of self-quarantine, we might be feeling restless, irritable or alone. This is perfectly normal; many of us at BPG are feeling the same.
Some of us feel it’s important to stay “productive” during self-quarantine, some of us don’t, and that’s ok.
We’re here to remind you that your mental health matters, and to be kind to yourself during these tough times.
Thanks to modern technology and global connectivity, there are a wide variety of free resources to keep our body and mind active and nourished.
From classes to coloring books, we have a few ideas on how to uplift your mental health during self-isolation. Of course, cannabis complements all of them 🙂
The easiest way to replace alcohol with cannabis is to create an infused mocktail. We’ve selected our favorite recipes for beginners and novices, making it easier to get through this Dry January, reduce alcohol consumption or give it up completely.
Made with raspberries, tea, rhubarb syrup, and homemade CBD-infused lemonade, this refreshing non-alcoholic drink will delight your palate with its sweet, yet tart flavors.
What is Dry January?
For many, the end of the holidays means kicking off the new year with “Dry January,” which is a commitment to skip booze for the entire month.
Dry January can be appealing to those who wish to cut back on drinking habits that may have escalated during the holidays or as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic.
Excessive drinking can lead to health issues, so holding back on alcohol for 31 days can help launch you into the New Year in the right direction towards overall health.
Adults are Switching from Alcohol to Cannabis
Most cannabis consumers age 21+ have replaced or reduced their alcohol intake with marijuana since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic to reduce stress and anxiety, according to the results of a Harris Poll released this month.
Of those who said they use marijuana recreationally, a third (33%) said that they prefer cannabis over alcohol.
What are the benefits of going alcohol-free and switching to Cannabis?
Some benefits of switching from alcohol to cannabis may include:
- Better Mood
- Deeper Sleep
- Waistline Reduction
- Brighter Skin
- Stronger Immune System
If you want to swap out alcohol for cannabis, your buds at BPG have you covered.
To help you get through Dry January, we’ll offer plant alternatives to your favorite alcoholic beverages all month long, making it easier for you to make the switch. You can also sign up for BPG Updates to receive special promotions and discounts all month long.
And yes, it’s still Dry January even if it’s cannabis. It’s called #CaliforniaSober and we’ve been this way for years!
We know 2020 has been tough, so this holiday season we’re offering big weed discounts to Bay Area cannaseurs with BPG’s Happier, Higher Holidays… because we all deserve to get as lit as the tree.
If you’re looking for the perfect gift for your mom, grandma, brother, or best friend, follow us on Instagram for our present picks — sure to please whoever is on your list!
How to Use Cannabis to Help You Fall Asleep and Stay Asleep, Naturally
Nothing will put you in a bad mood faster than a restless night of sleep. The team at Berkeley Patients Group understands how this can affect your day-to-day life, and we offer plant-based therapies to help you heal.
From insomnia to PTSS to restless leg syndrome to nightmares, we’ve helped alleviate it all with the help of cannabis. We promise you that a dose of indica will leave you counting sheep in no time.