Marijuana: Reactions with other drugs or substances

Last modified: Sunday, 31. May 2009 - 5:04 pm

As noted above, marijuana is frequently combined with other drugs. Sometimes joints or blunts are laced with PCP, crack, heroin, or other controlled substances; at other times, marijuana is used along with drugs like alcohol or cocaine. Any such drug combination amplifies the effect of both substances, sometimes dangerously. The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration showed that a combined dose of alcohol and marijuana was far more debilitating than either one alone. Using marijuana with LSD or other hallucinogens increases the psychotropic effect, sometimes adversely. Combining marijuana with cocaine increases the already measurable stress that each drug independently exerts on the cardiovascular system.

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