Happy St. Patrick’s Day!
Traditionally, March 17 is a celebration of St. Patrick, who helped convert the Irish to Christianity. It used to be a holy day of obligation for Catholics. Now, instead of going to mass, everyone drinks all day and pinches each other. Wonder what Ol’ Paddy would think about such a day!
St. Patrick’s Day may still be a religious occasion some places in the world, but in the United States, March 17 has become a day of knocking down green beers in the street. It comes with a whole lot of less fun side-effects, like violence, alcohol poisoning, DUIs and “Kiss Me, I’m Irish” t-shirts.
But with all of the new legalizations surrounding marijuana, it no longer has to be that way.
There’s another way to celebrate Saint Patrick—one that will keep you healthy and happy—and guess what….it’s green! Yes, I’m talking about marijuana.
Here are five reasons why you should put down the booze this St. Patrick’s Day and pick up the good stuff:
1- No Hangover
There’s no disagreement about what it’s like to wake up after a night that involved tequila shots at last call and too many kooky, green beverages. The pounding headache, dry mouth, and cartwheeling stomach are the obvious signs that you overdid it—and that you’re spending the morning squinting at your phone with one eye open and texting “never drinking again” to your crew.
2- No “Performance” Issues
Drinking large amounts of alcohol can make it hard to get or keep an erection. This is called erectile dysfunction (ED). Alcohol interferes with the messengers in the brain that tell the penis to fill with blood. It can also happen because alcohol can reduce the production of testosterone. While there are instances of marijuana having such effects from time to time, it in no way compares to alcohol.
3- You Probably Won’t Die
And since marijuana smoking can’t kill outright — there’s no such thing as a fatal marijuana overdose — short-term use isn’t deadly. Long-term use of alcohol can’t be good for you. We all know the long term effects of booze on our bodies and the harm it does to ourselves and families.
4- Marijuana Can Actually Help You Medically
Cannabis contains CBD which is a chemical that impacts the brain, making it function better without giving it a high along with THC which has pain relieving properties. Both substances can be extracted and enhanced for use through short path distillation. Users can get the following health benefits from the cannabis plant ( among many others): Reduce anxiety, Chronic pain relief, Improve lung capacity, Avoid alcoholism…
5 – Booze Makes People Angry
Some of us may develop a temper when we’ve had a drink. It’s not unheard of. By making our brains release more of the “happy” chemical dopamine, alcohol can lower our inhibitions and make us more carefree. For some, this manifests in being more relaxed. For others, it can make us less concerned with the consequences of our actions. And those actions often lead to fights, jail or worse.
So, this St. Patrick’s Day…..be happy, be calm and be fun! Give the green natural wonder a try!