In addition to its neurocognitive effects, combining excessive alcohol consumption with cannabis can have an effect on blood sugar and blood alcohol levels. Research has found that the combination of alcohol and Delta-9 THC can result in significantly higher blood alcohol levels. In one study, researchers reported an increase of up to 25% in blood alcohol levels after participants consumed both Delta-9 gummies and alcohol, compared to those who only drank alcohol. This combination could also put people at greater risk of developing severe cases of alcohol poisoning due to increased effects on body systems.
Using marijuana and alcohol together can intensify the effects of both drugs. It's safer to use either medication without the other, although the safest option is to use neither. Edibles also take longer to set, but produce a much more powerful effect than smoking marijuana. Adding alcohol to the mix will increase the circulating amounts of 11-hydroxy-THC, making the experience even more extreme.
The use of several alcohol products (≥) was consistently associated with a higher probability of suffering a negative consequence. Combining beer with a single cannabis product (leaf or concentrate) was consistently associated with a lower likelihood of a consequence. Combining cannabis with several alcoholic products was associated with higher alcohol consumption. The use of dual cannabis products was also associated with higher cannabis use, but this pattern was not significantly different from that of using concentrate on just one given day.
The risks associated with combining THC Delta 9 and alcohol depend on several factors, such as age, frequency of consumption and individual tolerance levels. When talking about hemp-derived THC, the most common compounds are Delta-9 THC (similar to hybrid sativa strains), Delta-8 THC (similar to indica) and Delta-10 THC (predominant in sativa). These findings suggest that any amount of consumption should be approached with caution, as mixing Delta 9's THC with alcohol involves significant risks. Combining alcohol regularly with Delta 9 THC can also significantly increase your tolerance levels over time and make it difficult for you to know how much of each substance you should safely consume to stay within your individual limits.