The Difference Between THCA/THCP and Alcohol

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We’re all aware that numerous festive holidays in America often involve a social expectation to drink, with St. Patrick’s Day being a prime example of such an occasion. Tired of Green Beer? Had your fill of celebratory whiskey hangovers? Want to enjoy a holiday like St. Patrick’s Day while skipping the unpleasant aftermath? With Imperial Extraction, say goodbye to hangovers from all those festive drinking occasions. With our THCP and THCA solutions, you can feel great, celebrate to the fullest, and wake up ready to go without needing a day to recover.

For a complete guide on what THCA & THCP are, click on the links here.

Why Go Green with Hemp-Cannabis THCA & THCP?

Alternative to Alcohol

Let’s be honest, being sober at a holiday gathering may not be as fun as being tipsy, but taking 10 shots of whiskey and facing the following day can be just as unpleasant. THCA and THCP are increasingly being considered alternatives to alcohol for those seeking different ways to unwind or socialize without the negative effects associated with drinking, such as hangovers, negative mental factors, and various life-threatening health risks.

Unlike alcohol, a depressant that can cause toxicity to the liver and other organs, leading to headaches, nausea, and more, hemp-cannabis is reported to offer a variety of effects depending on the strain. Reported effects of hemp-cannabis include relaxation, euphoria, and enhanced sensory perception, without the associated toxicity and psychological damage.

As legalization expands and social attitudes continue to evolve, more people are exploring hemp-cannabis as a way to enjoy social situations, manage stress, or simply relax at the end of the day.


Perhaps you already enjoy different hemp-cannabis offerings or are tipsy and curious to try the potential benefits of hemp-cannabis offerings. While you might be tempted to take up some kind stranger at your next social gathering, it’s best to stick to products you know are lab-tested and safe. 

It is not always clear what someone else is giving you or what might be in it. If you’re enjoying Imperial products, you can rest assured that you’re getting the safest products on the market. Imperial Extraction maintains transparency about the ingredients in our products. For your peace of mind, please review our comprehensive lab testing results page.


Going to a darty on Clover Day? Hitting a bar for hours and hours? Cannabis products offer a convenient way to enjoy your buzz, regardless of how you’re celebrating. Remember, etiquette matters, and hemp-cannabis provides a variety of options for any situation.

  • Prerolls deliver a classic experience perfect for environments where hemp-cannabis is welcome, such as concerts where everyone is enjoying the moment. 
  • Vapes, on the other hand, are discreet and small, quickly dispersing smoke to avoid bothering those around you. 
  • Attending a smoke-free event? Opt for gummies! Take one before you set off, and you’ll enjoy a smooth experience for hours without anyone being the wiser.

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Get the Most Out of Your Next Event!

Hemp-Cannabis products are known for enhancing the sights and sounds of your experience. If you’re looking for a boost during your festivities with no heavy come-down after, a little THC is the way to go. 

  • Our THCP vapes will get you where you want to go, boosting your entire experience into a euphoric high that’s perfect for parades, live music, or any other event.
  • It’s also tough to settle down after a day of debauchery. We recommend THCA Prerolls to get you rested. For example, St. Patty’s can land on a weekday after all.

Side Effects of Taking Too Much THCA or THCP

There is no lethal amount of hemp-cannabis you can take, so the most that will happen from taking too much is a few slightly uncomfortable side effects, such as:

  • Brain Fog
  • Anxiety
  • Paranoia
  • Dry Mouth
  • Nausea

Understanding Hemp-Cannabis “Hangovers”

Although cannabis-hemp may induce sensations similar to a “hangover”, the experience is not directly comparable to that of alcohol, as the effects are significantly milder. The common symptoms of headaches, sluggishness, and nausea do occur but are far less severe. 

Similarly to alcohol, individual factors like age, weight, metabolism, and tolerance play a role in determining the likelihood and intensity of any adverse effects from excessive consumption of THCA or THCP. To avoid/minimize any of these symptoms, ensure you are properly hydrated and well-fed at all times.

Final Thoughts

Selecting products that suit your personal needs and tastes might seem challenging. With the insights provided here, we aim to equip you for St. Patrick’s Day or any other celebration known for its drinking, ensuring you have everything necessary. Above all, remember to indulge in hemp-cannabis or alcohol responsibly.

**(Disclaimer reminder: This article is not medical advice. It is based on anecdotal user experience alone. If you are thinking about incorporating cannabis (delta-8 THC, delta-9 THC, CBD, etc) into your medicinal routine, please consult a healthcare professional. Do not stop taking any prescribed medications without first consulting your doctor.)**

Disclaimer: This article was written in March 2024 and reflects the United States’ laws that were current at that time. Because cannabis laws in the United States laws are subject to change at any time, please make sure that you are always staying up to date on your federal, state, and local county’s cannabis laws. Additionally, we are NOT encouraging anyone to break the law––we are simply showing people ways to legally and discreetly bring their cannabis products along with them on their travels so that they may have access to those products when they reach their intended destination.

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