Study: Marijuana Not Associated with Risk of Stroke

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A new study published in the journal of the American Heart Association and involving close to 50,000 Swedish men born between 1949 and 1951 suggests marijuana does not increase the risk of suffering a stroke. Authors of the study wrote, “We found no evident association between cannabis use in young adulthood and stroke, including strokes before 45 years of age... Tobacco smoking, however, showed a clear, dose-response shaped association with stroke." There was some increased risk among those who used cannabis more than 50 times, but those users also used tobacco. This risk was attenuated once the study controlled for tobacco use factors. 

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