Earlier today, I read some of the articles on Breazy.com. I have become very keen to get to one as soon as all the lockdowns are over.
If you like to smoke Cannabis, there will be no shortage of supply at a typical rave. But there’s another drug you’re likely to find there… alcohol.
Today, I want to talk about why Cannabis is better than alcohol.
- It’s not addictive
First of all, unlike alcohol, Cannabis is not addictive.
I know that anything can be addictive, even shopping or social media. But when talking about drugs, addictive means that our body can become chemically dependent on them. And that is simply not the case with weed.
If you take alcohol away from an alcoholic, chances are they’ll be extremely anxious; unable to function like a normal human being. However, the same can rarely be said about stoners.
For this reason, giving up Cannabis is so much easier than giving up the booze.
- It doesn’t make you violent
When someone smokes a lot of Cannabis or takes CBD, depending on what strain, they’ll either go right to sleep, become super happy and friendly, be uber creative, or open to discussing the secrets of the universe. Whichever one they become, they’re not the kind of person you should be scared of.
However, when people get drunk, many of them will become violent and aggressive and view everyone as a threat. Most of the time, violent crime is influenced by alcohol in one way or another.
When was the last time you read on the news about a bunch of people getting high and causing chaos?
- It’s better for your liver
Alcohol can be super harmful to the liver. Even if you drink just small amounts, your liver will be damaged, and this can take years for the body to naturally repair. In fact, the reason why so many countries tax alcohol so heavily is due to the amount it costs our health services to care for people with alcohol damaged livers.
When the liver is damaged, you blood shan’t be getting cleaned, and this can cause serious health problems.
Cannabis, on the other hand, is not going to have any negative impact on your liver, and should you replace your pint with a joint, your liver will thank you.
- It doesn’t (always) make depression worse
Today, more and more people are struggling with their mental health, particularly young people.
One of the most dangerous but common mistakes that people in this situation make is to drink alcohol to solve their problems. This is not just not going to work, it will make the problem even worse.
Cannabis, on the other hand, provided it’s taken in small doses, can actually work as an antidepressant and improve these kinds of conditions. However, take too much, and it can have similar effects to alcohol.
- No hangover
After a night of heavy drinking, what happens?
You wake up in the morning with a throbbing headache and a horrible feeling in your stomach. This is never pleasant. And it’s particularly bad if you need to work the next day. Trust me, I know what it’s like to want to function like a normal human being, but be totally unable to.
Imagine if you had chosen Cannabis, rather than booze. You would have been able to get home from the rave and wake up at a reasonable time, before having a productive and fun-filled day.
Rave culture is centred heavily around getting drunk. But slowly, Cannabis is taking over. And looking at things from a health and social perspective, I say, the takeover can’t come soon enough!
Next time you’re listening to someone peddling myths about Cannabis, just remember that alcohol is capable of so much more harm, and it’s still legal.