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WTF is Cali Sober?

WTF is Cali Sober?

ABX University

February 1, 2022

Many Dry January participants are leaning into their new alcohol-free lifestyles and extending it year-round. This is why we want to highlight another label for this mood–California sober

Perhaps you heard the term from Demi Lovato, who had a brief stint with the Cali Sober lifestyle on their journey through recovery. Typically, this means living free of harder substances, like alcohol, opiates, cocaine, and other substances 

Let’s be real, the emotional baggage associated with living through a pandemic is heavy, to say the very least, and giving up something that helps you wind down at the end of a very long day or week can be tough – especially when trying to reduce your alcohol consumption. There is hope, however: a California sober lifestyle is a great alternative for those who don’t want to put too much pressure on habit changes, while consciously making healthier and safer choices. 

Why Cali Sober 

Productive people really don’t have time for hangovers! Between frequent trips to the bathroom, nausea, and pounding headaches, it can be really hard to function when you have meetings, appointments, and big responsibilities to show up for the next day. 

Healthwise, folks who sustain alcohol consumption over long periods of time can put themselves at risk for liver damage. Mixed drinks can also be jam-packed with sugar! Whatever your reasons, giving up alcohol can give you back calories better spent on nutrient-dense foods to keep you full and promote healthy brain function. Also, because alcohol is dehydrating and carb-heavy, it can cause unnecessary bloat in the face and tummy, along with gassiness – Yet another reason to choose cannabinoids for your recreational activities! 

One of the most difficult parts about giving up drinking is the social element. If you’re someone who snuggles up to their partner with a glass of wine at the end of the day, or someone who would rather hit the bar with your coworkers or friends after a shift, it’s taxing to give up your rituals. You can easily replace your drink with a low-dose cannabis beverage such as our AbsoluteXtracts Lagunitas Hi-Fi Hops line, without calling attention to your lack of booze. This sparkling drink also comes in varying doses for varying tolerances, truly giving something for everyone in your squad if you’re doing the social thing.

California sober is also a practice of balance and moderation. It can be used as a tool for harm reduction, or even for something as simple (and priceless) as a good night’s sleep.

Psychedelics and the Cali Sober Lifestyle

Being Cali Sober is a completely personal decision with personal rules. Followers of the lifestyle can choose to use alcohol in moderation, while others give it up entirely. 

Other adherents use cannabis in certain capacities, such as edibles, capsules, patches, and beverages – but don’t smoke. 

Cali Sober people can also be accepting of psychedelics including psilocybin mushrooms, LSD, MDMA, DMT, ketamine, and ayahuasca. These substances are often used under the supervision of a doctor, ceremonial practitioner, or shaman, and are used to induce infrequent trips or as regular microdoses.

A Cali Sober Weekend Itinerary:


Friday Night - What better way to spend payday than with friends and a few drinks? Don’t let your new alcohol-free lifestyle hold you back from your weekly routines. Take your Hi-Fi Hops to karaoke, bowling, game night, intimate dinners, and beyond.

Saturday Morning - Wake and bake with Blanco: our THCA diamond-infused pre-roll, and make breakfast with a little buzz. Bacon, eggs, and terps. Yum!

Saturday Afternoon - Let’s go for a run, jog, or gym sesh before heading out tonight. Consider our ABX Live Resin Vape Pod. You can hit it right before walking into the gym without getting ns. suspicious looks from those who would otherwise smell you before they see you – discreet and effective.

Saturday Night - Get the party started with our ABX Live Resin Concentrates. Bring your favorite e-rig to the event and don’t forget to charge it beforehand! 

Sunday Morning - Start your morning with something wholesome. Brew your coffee or tea, make some toast, and grab your favorite blend of our THC Soft Gels. In 10, 25, 50, 100, or 200 mgs per capsule, big things really do come in small packages.  

Sunday Afternoon - Sundays are for dosing. Go on a hike and bring ABX Liquid Diamonds Cannabis Oil Vape Carts along for the view. You’ll be doing your part to prevent wildfires by going fire-free. 

Sunday Night - Catch up on your favorite tv shows and fade into a great night’s sleep with a gluten-free and vegan ABX Gummy made with strain-specific blends, real fruit, and 5 mgs of THC per piece.