Considering adding cannabis to your “medical” prescriptions? Rethink your choice. A recent study of TWENTY MILLION patients shows a 26% increased risk of stroke and a 10% increased risk of heart failure. The study analyzed data of patients aged 18 to 55 and found that even if they control every other factor (“using multivariate regression analysis”), patients who use cannabis are significantly more likely to experience
heart failure, stroke, coronary artery disease (this can lead to heart attacks), sudden cardiac arrest, and atrial fibrillation. Also, cannabis users are more likely to report high blood pressure, tobacco use, alcohol use, and obesity.
It is postulated that using cannabis may rev up cannabinoid receptor type 1 and may increase atherogenesis (when blood vessels become lined with plaque)
Now that cannabis is legal in 28 states (plus Washington DC), there’s a need to be more knowledgeable of the risks (and benefits?!) of cannabis. More research is pending…
I hope this helps you make more informed decisions about your healthcare.