Alcohol has long been associated with festive occasions. However, some people don’t want to drink alcohol. Others say no because of the hangover that can show up the next day. Recently, CBD drinks have become popular. The Guardian has therefore investigated whether so-called CBD drinks can replace alcohol.
It is legal to buy and consume CBD in the UK. Some companies in the industry have therefore developed various products for consumers. The latest addition to the range is a variety of flavoured drinks, some of which are suitable as cocktails and can therefore be used as a complement to alcohol.
CBD flavour, which in its purest form tastes earthy or vegetal, has historically been a bit of a problem. As a result, many players in the industry have put a lot of emphasis on developing different flavours. One common flavoring is menthol.
The Guardian asks if CBD can induce any kind of effect in the user? Unfortunately, there is no scientific support for that question. Research is still trying to determine how and if this substance affects the body.
What we do know is that CBD does not contain THC, which is the substance that causes intoxication in cannabis users.
At least the Guardian journalist felt some kind of effect when she tested CBD in drink form. She felt unusually sharp and focused when she tried a so-called shot.
The feeling she got may not compare to the rush you get from drinking alcohol. At the same time, these CBD drinks don’t give you a hangover, which is a detail that could eventually increase the popularity of this alternative.
Are there any barriers to the drinks’ market penetration? One potential barrier could be the prices. CBD products generally have high prices, and the drinks are no exception.
However, in the long term, prices may come down. The CBD market is still in its infancy, and as its popularity increases, competition should lead to lower prices.