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!
A New Year usually means breaking old habits and creating healthy new ones. Whether its drinking more water, getting active, using plant medicine effectively, landing a new job, or giving back in your community, you can count on your buds at BPG for support!
Berkeley Patients Group launched our $1 Million For Good initiative, supporting ten nonprofits working to uplift our local community. Each month, BPG is driving funds and awareness to one of our partners.
This January, celebrate the new year and a healthier you by shopping at BPG and supporting Berkeley Free Clinic.
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!