St. Patrick’s Day is a day of celebration and fun, usually involving a day of heavy drinking alcohol and shenanigans. St. Patrick’s Day also falls during the Christian observance of Lent, when many are avoiding alcohol and other unhealthy vices.
Even for those who don’t observe Lent, the drink specials and constant wave of alcohol advertisements this time of year will make anyone want to knock back a few green beers or more. But, for those of us who don’t drink alcohol, we can often feel left out during most St. Paddy’s day celebrations. But, it doesn’t have to be that way.
Some Sobering Statistics
It’s no secret that St. Patrick’s Day is also synonymous with binge drinking. Not only can heavy alcohol use cause you to make some risky decisions, it can also be super dangerous. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 60 percent of fatal St. Patrick’s Day auto accidents involved a drunk driver. The same data set showed that fatal St. Patrick’s Day car crashes occur about every 30 minutes.
Even if you’re not the one behind the wheel or even drinking, binge drinking on St. Paddy’s day can still negatively impact you. According to a 2010 study, alcohol binge drinking cost the United States almost $200 billion in productivity loss, health care costs, criminal justice costs and more.
On top of everything else, binge drinking can be detrimental to your health and the well-being of those around you. While it’s obviously not the end of the world if you want to enjoy a few drinks on St. Paddy’s day, there are safer alternatives that you can choose from.
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day With Cannabis Instead
Try A Delta-8 THC Infused Mocktail this St. Patrick’s Day.
A Simple Guide to Cannabis Infusions
The Burnt Pot has many different options for infusions. Whether you’re a cannabis newbie, or a seasoned OG, we have the perfect infusion for you. If you don’t want the psychoactive buzz from delta 8 THC, we offer a 10mg, 25mg or 50mg CBD infusion with any drink or baked good.
For those looking for a fun buzz to go along with their St. Paddy’s celebrations, we also offer a 10mg, 25mg and 50mg delta 8 infusion to any drink or baked good. You can also enjoy your CBD or delta 8 vape products on our patio.
If you aren’t sure which level of infusion to try first, our advice is to always go low and slow to avoid getting too buzzed at once. If you’re new to using delta 8, we recommend starting with a light 10mg infusion. For seasoned users, a 25mg or 50mg infusion should provide a similar buzz to having a few green beers or a couple of cocktails. But, without the harsh side effects and next-day hangover.
Luckily, all of our drinks and baked goods are fast-acting, meaning you’ll start feeling your buzz within just a few minutes. That way, you can increase your infusion safely without getting too buzzed too fast.
Can I Try an Infused Product Before St. Patrick’s Day?
Of course you can! The Burnt Pot is open 6 days a week for all your cannabis needs. Whether you need a delta 8 mocktail for a relaxing night out, or a CBD tea after a stressful work day, we have plenty of goodies to choose from. And, if you have any questions about your infusion, our hemp cafe tenders are ready to answer any questions you have. We can’t wait to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day safely with you.