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3 Reasons to Welcome the New Year with Marijuana Instead of Alcohol

Throughout history, and still to this day, alcohol has been intertwined with New Year’s celebrations. Meanwhile, cannabis has had a poor reputation for a while and still does in some areas. But we think it’s high time that changes.

Here at Greeley Gallery, we know the truth – and the truth is, marijuana is awesome. In our opinion, cannabis is way better than alcohol, and the list of reasons is much longer than the trio in this article.


This isn’t just our opinion. It’s science. The National Center for Drug Abuse Statistics reports at least 95,000 alcohol-related deaths in the United States per year, over 10,000 of which are from drunk driving. Meanwhile, there are no categories for cannabis-related deaths. In fact, the research found that marijuana’s mortality rate is 114 times less than alcohol.

Greeley Gallery is a recreational and medicinal cannabis dispensary, which means we care about your safety and well-being. Not only can you have a fantastic night with cannabis, but you don’t have to compromise your health to do it.

No Hangover

Weed doesn’t betray you the way booze does. Do you really want to wake up on New Year’s Day, the very first day of the new year, feeling sick to your stomach or with a pounding headache? That doesn’t sound ideal.

Meanwhile, no matter how much cannabis you consume the night before, you’ll wake up feeling refreshed and ready to start the new year with the new you for real this time.

You’ll Remember the Night

Not only will you wake up feeling well-rested after consuming cannabis on New Year’s Eve, but you’ll also remember what happened. Drinking too much alcohol can lead to blackouts, leaving gaps in your memory about the night before.

Blacking out is not only dangerous but what’s the point in going out if you forget everything that happened? With cannabis, you’ll have a memorable evening that you’ll actually remember. Of course, this also means you’re likely to remember all those awesome dance moves you showed off.

Final Thoughts

We do have one word of caution, though. You’ll probably want to choose a Sativa cannabis strain, preferably one like Orange Ghost which is known for its energizing effects. Whereas you might not stay awake until midnight if you choose a body relaxing Indica cannabis strain.

Stop by our recreational cannabis dispensary in north Portland around the corner from Arbor Lodge Park any day of the week between 7am and 10pm. You’ll find a selection of high-quality, locally-produced cannabis products to choose from. And, of course, our friendly and knowledgeable staff are happy to answer any questions you might have.

Written by: Katrina Paulson

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