A recent study presented at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions found that marijuana addiction among young people is tied to increased risk of heart problems.
A second study found regular marijuana use increases a young person’s risk of suffering a stroke.
Young people who who regularly use marijuana have a 47% – 52% greater risk of being hospitalized for an irregular heartbeat.
Irregular heart rhythms can lead to stroke or heart failure.
Researchers also found that young people who used marijuana more than 10 days per month were more than twice as likely to suffer a stroke, compared to people who didn’t use marijuana.
Time and again, researchers have found marijuana is dangerous.
- A 2017 study reported marijuana smokers were three times as likely to die of hypertension.
- Marijuana use has been linked to stroke and cardiovascular problems.
- Marijuana damages the brain and can lead to a permanent loss in IQ.
- Marijuana is also tied to an increased risk for schizophrenia.
All of this underscores what we have said for years: Marijuana may be many things, but “harmless” simply is not one of them.