Using marijuana or alcohol by themselves can bring negative consequences, but mixing marijuana with alcohol or other substances, sometimes called “crossfading,” increases the health risks and possible consequences. When marijuana and alcohol are used at the same time, dangerous side effects are more likely. These effects could be physical (like nausea or vomiting) or psychological (like panic, anxiety, or paranoia).
Plus, you run the risk of getting severely intoxicated. This extreme level of being high/drunk makes you less aware of your surroundings and less in control of what’s going on. For example, less able to keep track of your wallet, purse or phone, or less able to be safe if you have sex.
Even if someone’s had “just a little” of each drug, driving under the influence of alcohol or marijuana is illegal and dangerous. Combining alcohol and marijuana puts the driver, their passengers, and others on the road at serious risk. Remember, never get in the car with someone who has been using marijuana or drinking alcohol.