CBD or THC: Which Cannabis Drink is Right For Me?

The range of cannabis drinks on the market is as vast and varying as the people consuming them. While some opt for high potency, THC-heavy products, others prefer CBD’s health benefits and relaxation. When it comes to cannabis beverages, many consumers get stuck at the dispensary wondering which type will be the right fit for their needs— a CBD or THC-dominant drink.

To aid in your search for answers, our team at Olala has compiled a list of everything you need to know about the differences between CBD and THC drinks.

When deciding whether CBD or THC works best for you, there are a few things to consider. 


The Benefits of THC Beverages


Drink Up for Relaxation and Recovery 

Most of us have days where we feel tense and need to let loose. Cannabinoids have been reported to contain muscle relaxant properties, so it comes as no surprise that THC has been shown to help ease anxiety, period cramps, and muscle tension. 

THC’s psychoactive effects may offer deep mind and body relaxation, according to a study published by Pharmacological Reviews. So post-workout or pre-party, a THC beverage may be a great source to unwind.


Uplifting Properties Without the Hangover

THC drinks aren’t just for getting you high. THC may have potentially uplifting properties that can help you take a night out with friends or an evening at home to the next level— without leaving you sluggish the next day. While THC hasn’t been proven to directly affect mood, its ability to relax muscles and alleviate body tension is thought to indirectly help folks feel more at ease. Weed drinks could help you manage anxiety, let loose, and relax without the hangover.


Health Benefits in a Bottle

Insomnia, eating disorders, anxiety, and depression are just a few problems some people mitigate with THC. We all struggle with levels of stress and need strategies to cope. Many people believe the American culture is overmedicated with prescription drugs; however, a natural way to help reduce stressors might be a THC beverage. Whether you’ve had a long day at work, are juggling college courses, or just living with your parents and need to unwind, bottled THC is an excellent smokeless option.


Drinkable Sleep Aid

Sipping THC could be your key to more restful sleep. Many folks turn to alcohol to help them power down, but drinkable THC could do the trick without the residual brain fog. Research suggests that THC, like what’s bottled in Olala, may play an assistive role in helping people get better shuteye. 

Our minds often get stuck ticking through to-do lists when we should be falling asleep. Sipping THC might help you drift off to dreamland— and won’t leave you with a boozy headache the next day.


Promotes Brain Growth

You’ve likely encountered the old stigma that stoners are aloof or absent-minded. Well, now you can argue otherwise. Cannabis might be able to protect brain cells, according to a study published by Pharmacological Reviews, and some evidence suggests it stimulates brain growth as well. 

When ingesting the psychoactive, THC activates the CB1 receptor, fostering a process called long-term potentiation, improving the brain’s ability to learn and absorb new information. So not only could sipping an Olala help you relax during final exams, but it may help you ace them too.


The Benefits of CBD drinks


CBD doesn’t get you high 

Despite the similar chemical structures of CBD and THC, CBD beverages won’t have the same mind-altering effects as THC drinks. CBD is generally considered not to be psychoactive in that it won’t elicit a psychoactive response in the same manner as THC does.

Often, CBD is recommended for its mild and modulating influence on brain receptors, which is why many people who weren’t turned onto cannabis in the past are now hailing CBD for its soothing qualities. In addition, CBD is known to have numerous health benefits without cognitive alterations, making it a good alternative for anyone looking to relax without getting lifted. 

CBD drinks also have proven health benefits

Mental health is having a moment. There are currently over 160 active and recruiting clinical trials involving the benefits of CBD. People may drink CBD beverages to help with a wide variety of health issues, including:


  • Chronic pain
  • Arthritis
  • Crohn’s disease
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Insomnia
  • Diabetes
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Epilepsy
  • And more


CBD could be helpful for those who aren’t looking for a THC high but could still benefit from enhanced relaxation. Some folks find their lungs irritated from smoking or prefer to ingest CBD in more measurable ways. Cannabis drinks are a great smokeless option for those looking to manage anxiety, ease pain, or relax before bed.


CBD Beverage Legality 

The idea of legalized marijuana has only recently gained mainstream support, and with many states being slow to endorse CBD drinks’ benefits legally, access across the country varies.

CBD beverages derived from hemp are legal in all 50 states, but, as of today, THC drinks are only permitted in some states. If you’re a cannabis lover outside of the legal states and looking to help yourself get some quality sleep or let loose with friends, CBD drinks are a great way to enjoy cannabis benefits.


Olala Cannabis Drinks


When considering CBD or THC, the effects of cannabis beverages will vary from person to person. Some people enjoy the high THC it provides, especially in a drinkable format, as it allows you to see or measure how much you’re ingesting. However, some folks, and often those newer to the benefits of cannabis, prefer the relaxed high that CBD provides.

Everyone is different, and only the individual can know what is best for them. Olala’s drinks come in a range of THC concentrations, so new and experienced consumers can find their perfect match regardless of what their body craves.

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