The interactions between alcohol and cannabis consumption, if both were legal, are unknown.
Today, the pace of leading-edge research with compounds in the cannabis plant is accelerating.
But there are reports which say cannabis can be considered as a cause of death because it can induce a cardiac arrest.
1798, "common hemp," from Cannabis, Modern Latin plant genus named (1728), from Greek kannabis "hemp," a Scythian or Thracian word. Also source of Armenian kanap', Albanian kanep, Russian konoplja, Persian kanab, Lithuanian kanapes "hemp," and English canvas and possibly hemp. In reference to use of the plant parts as an intoxicant, from 1848. Related: Cannabic.
cannabis can·na·bis (kān'ə-bĭs)
Any of several mildly euphoriant, intoxicating hallucinogenic drugs, such as hashish or marijuana, prepared from various parts of the hemp plant.