American Heart Association

Marijuana use may increase heart complications in young, middle-aged adults

Marijuana use may result in cardiovascular-related complications — even death — among young and middle-aged adults, according to a French study published on Wednesday.

“In prior research, we identified several remarkable cases of cardiovascular complications as the reasons for hospital admission of young marijuana users,” said Émilie Jouanjus, Pharm.D., Ph.D., lead […]

States move forward with marijuana legalization despite lack of research

Several states have legalized medical and recreational marijuana use despite lack of research on what sort of impact the drug may have on users’ health.

Colorado and Washington State both began permitting the sale and use of marijuana for recreational purposes at the beginning of the year. New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, […]