For years the go-to social drink has been a deep glass of wine or a big pint of beer. Casual drinks with friends have dominated our society for decades. But since the legalisation of cannabis, CBD has been the new cool kid on the block. Intrigued by its benefits, many are opting for CBD drinks over happy hour cocktails.

CBD doesn’t have intoxicating effects like alcohol, which is a big selling point for many people. Whatsmore, the cannabinoid doesn’t have psychoactive effects at all; unlike THC, CBD is known for its ability to calm the mind. CBD is said to have positive interactions with our body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS), which affects the central nervous system. Studies have shown that CBD has the potential to reduce anxiety, improve sleep, and ease chronic pain symptoms. Sounds much more appealing than a blinding hangover, right?

The beauty of social drinks without the inevitable beer bloating, or falling prey to wine drunk, is the morning after. Sure, getting a little buzzed with friends can be a hoot, but have you ever felt so well-rested and at ease after a night out that upon waking up you thought you were in paradise? Now, we’re fully aware this is an exaggeration, but you get it. We doubt any hangover has given someone that kind of glory. What we do know is that the benefits of CBD are a few steps closer to offering such a dreamy awakening.

Research on the effects of CBD replacing alcohol is also being conducted, a fascinating study we look forward to learning more about. This could potentially mean a reduction in substance abuse for those drinking to alleviate pain, help sleep, or escape anxiety and depression. While not a perfect solution, we do know that CBD is less harmful to the body than alcohol. With this knowledge, it’s easy to understand why people are leaning towards CBD drinks over boozy beverages.

So, if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic social beverage, CBD drinks might be your calling. Take a break from alcohol and see if you notice a difference in your mind and body. Skip the cleanse and try something new instead!


Always remember that cannabis consumption differs from person to person. Be mindful of your dosing and consult your doctor if you’re uncertain whether CBD is right for you.