Lorena Cupcake, voted “best budtender in Chicago,” has answered hundreds of questions from cannabis shoppers and patients during their time as a budtender. And now they’re turning that experience into a monthly advice column, Ask a budtender. Got a question for Cupcake? Submit your questions to askabudtender@weedmaps.com.

Dear Cupcake,

One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to cut back on alcohol, starting with Dry January. While I usually smoke a little more, I’m curious about all the new cannabis drinks I’ve seen on the market.

Are weed drinks actually good alcohol replacements?

— Treetotaler

Dear Treetotaler,

This is a hot topic in the cannabis industry right now, with endless brands vying for a slice of the money normally spent at bars and liquor stores. Cann, a line of

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