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Uncertainties remain about link between marijuana and stroke risk

Suspicions that marijuana use may be associated with stroke attracted new attention this month following case reports on more than five dozen pot users. The report, published in the American Heart Association journal Stroke, stopped short of claiming proof of a cause-and-effect link, but the early conclusions still drew […]

Evidence linking marijuana and risk of stroke grows

Smoking marijuana may increase your chances of having a stroke, according to a review of 34 different studies published in the American Heart Association’s journal Stroke.

Researchers found a link between marijuana use and stroke in a total of 64 stroke patients (80 percent men, average age 32).

They also found:

81 […]

February 19th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |2 Comments

Secondhand marijuana smoke may damage blood vessels as much as tobacco smoke

Breathing secondhand marijuana smoke could damage your heart and blood vessels as much as secondhand cigarette smoke, according to preliminary research presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014.

In the study, blood vessel function in lab rats dropped 70 percent after 30 minutes of exposure to secondhand marijuana […]

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, […]