A new study published by researchers from Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center in New York indicates marijuana use significantly increases the risk of acute coronary syndrome in young adults.
Acute coronary syndrome refers to a condition in which blood is unable to reach the heart. It includes serious heart problems like heart attacks and unstable angina.
This is not the first time marijuana-use has been linked to heart problems. Multiple case studies and reports have been published indicating marijuana-use can cause heart attacks–especially in adolescents and young adults.
As we keep saying, marijuana may be many things, but “harmless” simply is not one of them.
Jerry is the founder and president of Family Council. He began Family Council in 1989 after a successful effort to amend the Arkansas Constitution to prevent the use of public funds for abortions. He and his wife reside in Little Rock. They have four sons.