Research continues to show that marijuana use may significantly raise the risk of heart attack or stroke.

A study published last month in the Journal of the American Heart Association found daily marijuana users had a 25% higher risk of heart attack and a 42% higher risk of stroke compared to non-users.

Research continues to underscore that marijuana use is dangerous.

Study after study shows marijuana use is associated with lung problemsheart attack, and stroke.

One study found marijuana users face a 60% higher risk of first-time heart attack, stroke, or other major cardiovascular problem.

A 2022 study published in the journal of the Radiological Society of North America found marijuana smoke may actually be more harmful to lungs than cigarette smoke.

Marijuana users face also an increased risk of ingesting heavy metals and other toxins found in or on marijuana plants.

Heavy marijuana use has also been linked to psychosis — especially among young men.

This latest medical research comes as a proposed marijuana amendment is vying for the 2024 ballot in Arkansas.

All of this underscores what we have said for years, marijuana may be many things, but “harmless” simply is not one of them.

Articles appearing on this website are written with the aid of Family Council’s researchers and writers.