How Drinking CBD Cocktails Really Makes You Feel

When it comes to drinking and drugs, I’ve always been a bit of a lightweight. So when I heard that CBD cocktails were “a thing,” despite knowing that CBD wouldn’t actually get me high, I was a little spooked by the prospect of combining a weed-derived substance with booze, mostly for fear of some kind of overbaked result. Would I get totally lit and need to take a nap at the bar, or would I be really calm and focused but also social and fun?

A non-psychoactive chemical found in both cannabis and hemp plants, CBD (cannabidiol) acts as an anti-inflammatory and sedative, without the trippy effects of THC. While popular for years in health circles, it’s recently become the wellness ingredient du jour, appearing in coffee drinks and plant-based dinners.

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