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Unwind with Wine or Cannabis? And Think about Climate?



Tomorrow, the 20th September, 2019, activists announced the start of The Global Climate Strike. From 20 to 27th of September, there are 5225 events in 156 countries planned, everywhere around the world.


While sipping your glass of wine in the evening, climate change might be the last thing on your mind. And yet, the wine industry is largely impacted by the climate change. In France, one of the main wine producers, the drought, floods, storms or frost in the last few years make it harder to obtain quality wines. As one wine grower in the french Bordelais region admits, in 2018 he's lost 50 percent of the harvest due to heavy rains. Normally, September is the month for harvesting grapes but in the last few years it's normal that harvest is done in August. Also, the rise of temperatures increases the sugar content in grapes which is not desirable for every customer.


Will we see a decline in wine production and we will have to unwind with something else? Take cannabis, for example. Gone are the days when people grew hemp and cannabis indoors in an effort to hide from the police. As the weather becomes more unfriendly and unpredictable, more producers are moving indoors to grow hemp and cannabis. Imagine to do that with grapes. Vineyards would have to be moved indoors such as tomatoes or strawberries and imagine the impact on prizes of wine and the climate when the glasshouses would have to be heated as is often the case with other crops.



Well, well, maybe we will have to unwind with cannabis instead, which, by the way, is a great alternative to wine and can bring about similar relaxing effects. Although the official market in Europe uses Cannabis sativa, it is rather Cannabis indica that provides deep mental and physical relaxation and is better suited for those using it before going to bed. Cannabis sativa, on the other hand, is more mentally stimulating. It can heighten the senses and creativity, which makes it a better daytime choice. Sativa is also effective at increasing serotonin levels, which is a neurotransmitter that helps alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. Stimulating sativa strains may also relieve chronic pain. [source]


Whether you chose wine or cannabis to unwind and relax after a long day at work (remember to drink just one glass of wine as alcohol disturbs your sleep), chose organic option as grapes are the most heavily sprayed crops. To chose a quality option for cannabis, follow this link.