Marijuana Linked to Better Outcomes in Brain Injury Patients

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Data recently published in the journal Cerebrovascular Diseases suggests cannabis is associated with improved outcomes in patients who are hospitalized with intracerebral hemorrhaging (ICH), or bleeding within the brain. International investigators analyzed the demographic trends and patient outcomes of a group of 725 patients who suffered from spontaneous ICH. They found that cannabis-positive subjects not only had "milder ICH presentation" upon hospitalization, but also left the hospital with "less disability" in comparison to patients who tested negative for cannabinoids.

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