Marijuana, Cannabis, CBD, THC
The legal status of cannabis products in food and beverages is rapidly changing in the United States on a state-by-state basis. Many states or regions have very different and specific laws about combining cannabis products with alcohol and food, and/or serving alcohol in the same place as cannabis is for sale or consumed.
Many new websites dedicated to these subjects have been forming in recent years. To avoid duplicating effort, CocktailSafe will not attempt to be a primary source of information about the safety and legality of cannabis and alcohol, but we will try to add links to the more reputable information sites in the upcoming months.
Combining Marijuana with Alcohol
The article "Drunk And High At The Same Time: How Crossfading Affects Your Body" [link] in Discover Magazine addresses the combination of the two substances, and points out ways that they impact each other depending on which one consumes first.
- "Any type of alcohol — whether it’s wine, beer, or a shot — increases the absorption of THC in cannabis products by priming liver enzymes."
- "because of the way alcohol increases THC absorption, you’ll need less cannabis to get you [high]."
- "a great rule of thumb is that if you decide to smoke first, you should drink less than you usually would because of alcohol’s delayed effect."