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Cannabis vs. Alcohol - Is Cannabis Safer?

Published April 18, 2022

Cannabis vs. Alcohol - Is Cannabis Safer?

It’s a Friday night, and you have an unopened bottle of wine in one hand and Delta-8 gummies in the other.

You want a relaxing evening, but don’t know which one to choose.

Luckily for you, we’ve been in the same situation.

In this article, we will discuss the advantages of each item, so you can determine which product will be your winner.

We will also be covering:

  • When is cannabis better than alcohol?
  • When is alcohol better than cannabis?
  • Hangovers: Delta-8 vs. alcohol
  • Is cannabis safer than alcohol?

Time to begin.

When is Cannabis Better Than Alcohol?

When is Cannabis Better Than Alcohol?

So you’re torn between which to consume: cannabis or alcohol?

Well, this answer will depend on a few variables. But most importantly, how it affects you.

Even with alcohol, each person reacts to it differently. And the same goes for cannabis.

Sometimes, alcohol makes individuals energized, while cannabis relaxes and vice versa.

But for argument's sake, let’s say you’re in the mood of pressing pause and hanging out with the television.

It might be best to eat some hemp-derived edibles.

If you’re new to hemp, let us help you create the ideal experience.

Creating the Ideal Experience

Before you take the whole gummy, make sure to check the time.

If it’s too late at night and you have planned the next day, it might be better to do it at a different time because it may cause you to feel groggy the following day.

Assuming it’s not too late and your weekend is free, grab a gummy and knife.

Cut up the gummy into small pieces and take the amount perfect for you.

Kick back, turn the T.V. on, and wait for the effects.

We have commonly heard reports of enthusiasts feeling mild-euphoria, calm, and overall relaxed.

Results will vary, but it’s nice to get an idea of what may come.

When is Alcohol Better Than Cannabis?

When is Alcohol Better Than Cannabis?

Only you will be able to determine whether alcohol or cannabis is better for you.

But if you don’t know which to choose, it will give you a brief overview of when alcohol may be more appealing.

If you plan to be out with friends and need the courage to dance or socialize with new people, alcohol may be the better choice.

But remember, these effects will vary, and we aren’t alcohol experts.

And please…enjoy responsibly. 

Hangovers: Delta-8 vs. Alcohol

Having a hangover is not a pleasant experience.

And usually, this term is associated with alcohol since there is typically a time or two when we’ve all had a little more than we needed.

But a Delta-8 hangover? What’s that?

A Delta-8 “hangover” is nowhere near the same as an alcohol hangover (if you can even call it a hangover).

With Delta-8, there is a possibility of feeling groggy the next day, but that’s it.

An alcohol hangover, though? That has the possibility of causing headaches, nausea, and dehydration.

When both “hangovers” are put up against each other, it’s obvious which one sounds the least impactful.

So if you’re not in the mood to have an alcohol hangover, it might be worth choosing hemp instead.

Is Cannabis Safer Than Alcohol?

We are not at liberty to discuss which one is safer than the other.

Remember, you must be 21 years or older to consume hemp-derived cannabinoids or alcohol.

After consuming either, you cannot operate heavy machinery or drive a vehicle.

With Delta-8 THC, it’s possible to feel “overwhelmed” after consuming too much. But there is a very little physical risk.

Excessive drinking could lead to feeling nausea, dizziness, and confusion. If you believe you consumed too much, seek medical attention immediately.

If you’re pregnant, planning to be pregnant, or breastfeeding, you should not consume alcohol or cannabis products.


Choosing between alcohol and cannabis stems from what you’re hoping to gain and how your body reacts. If you know that you don’t particularly like to drink alone, try cannabis instead. Though, there is no right or wrong answer. Do what is best for you, and if you’re new to hemp, start small and adjust as needed.

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