Dry January – How to Replace Alcohol with Cannabis

January 8th, 2021

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.

Half of the respondents (50%) said they increased their use because cannabis helped them relax, and (48% ) said they did so to help them sleep.

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!

Replace Alcohol with Cannabis Drinks

The easiest way to replace alcohol with cannabis is to create an infused cocktail. We’ve selected our favorite recipes for beginners and novices, making it easier to get through this Dry January or give up alcohol completely.

View our cannabis mocktail recipes here. Or, skip the work and select one of these ready-to-consume cannabis experiences:


Rebel Coast Sparkling Wines is a healthy and fun alternative to alcohol.

Crack into a can of cannabis bubbles. Each carbonated serving is only 49 calories with 10mg of THC. 

Rebel Coast sparkling beverages are a fizzy delight for your any day enjoyment. Sip, toast, and cheers with this refreshing take on cannabis.

Their patented process and formula ensure fast-acting onset, usually within 15 minutes. And, of course, all of our products are tested at every stage to ensure safety, consistency, and potency.


Hi-Fi Hops by Lagunitas helps you hop off the beer train without missing hops.

This sparkling beverage is made using everything Lagunitas knows about hops but with zero alcohol, zero calories, and zero carbs. 

You’ll have zero regrets about swapping your favorite beer for this infused beverage, as you enjoy euphoria and cerebral ‘headiness’ about 15 minutes after your first sip.


Replace Alcohol with Cannabis Flowers

Malibu Mirage by Gold Seal is for Rum Lovers.

This unique combination of Legend OG and Jet Fuel Gelato is one of Compound Genetics’ most sought after crosses.

Like the rum, the flavor boasts a sweet, dessert-like deliciousness combined with a diesel punch. Unlike the rum, you’ll enjoy euphoric effects that drift into relaxation.


Pinot Noir by Old Pal is your new favorite fermented friend.


Like a nice glass of wine, this Pinot Noir is perfect for a nightcap or just chilling with your pet on the couch. 

Unlike the liquid, this clean cannabis is free from sulfates, parabens, or any other nasty chemicals, so you will be feeling well through the night and the next day.


Lemon Mintz by Panacea will help you say goodbye to Spritzers.

Lemon Mints, also known as “The One,” is a slightly Indica-dominant hybrid strain (60% Indica/40% Sativa) created through crossing the classic Lemon Tree X Kush Mints strains.

Looking for a super unique flavor? You’ve found it with Lemon Mints. 

This bud packs a sour lemony citrus taste accented by rich nuttiness and a punch in the mouth of sharp mint. The aroma is just as vibrant, with a heavy minty overtone that’s accented by spicy sour citrus and a touch of earth. 


Replace Alcohol with Cannabis Edibles

Kiva Camino Sparkling Pear Gummies are the perfect social substitute for sparkling wine.

Kiva’s Sparkling Pear gummies pair an unconventional ratio of CBD to THC for a euphoric high without any anxiety. Transform your day into a weekend in wine country with 6mg CBD and 2mg THC per piece.

Kiva confections are crafted from all-natural ingredients and skillfully combined with California grown cannabis.


Kanha Sativa Pineapple Gummies are more fun and fruity than your average piña colada.

Unwrap the power of tasty pineapples and be instantly reminded of the playfulness and joy to be found in life. These gummies will transport you to your favorite tropical paradise for a day of relaxation and rejuvenation.

Each treat is powered with 10mg of THC, so these gummies are not for the novice consumer.


Choosing a Cannabis Product

If you need help selecting a product that’s best for you, or if you have any questions, our consultants are available every day from 9 am-10 pm.

You can get a free cannabis consultation by calling 510-540-6013 ext. 3 anytime during operating hours, or, by sending an email to express@mybpg.com.

Finally, a version of dry January that you might actually make it through — and enjoy. PS. Don’t forget to try our favorite cannabis mocktails! Super easy recipes that make you feel super good about your choice to switch to cannabis.


Get Cannabis Replacements for Alcohol Safely and Discreetly Delivered to Your Door.

Berkeley Patients Group delivers cannabis to residents throughout the East Bay every day from 9am-7pm. You can place an order online anytime at myBPG.com/shop, or speak with one of our consultants from 9am-10pm every day.

We offer same-day cannabis delivery to most areas.

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Join Our BPG Family for Exclusive Deals

If you haven’t already, sign up for BPG updates so you’re the first to know when our sales are available: bit.ly/myBPGmsg. Select your preferred products and we’ll send you exclusive deals on cannabis items you already love, and ones you’re yet to fall in love with.

Cannabis Deals Daily at BPG

To view our current list of specials, including a 10% cannabis discount for seniors, 10% cannabis discount for veterans, a 15% cannabis discount for senior veterans, 3% rewards on every cannabis purchase at BPG, and a $10 credit for cannabis purchase when you refer a new friend to BPG, visit our deals page: myBPG.com/deals.