Study: History of Cannabis Use Not An Independent Risk Factor for Stroke

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A recent study conducted by researchers from Sweden and France determined cannabis use is not an independent contributing factor to the risk of stroke. The population-based study, which was published in the journal Stroke, looked at the relationship between marijuana use and stroke risk in 49,000 men and found “no significant association between cannabis use in young adulthood and overall incidence of stroke” for people under 60 years old. Researchers determined, “[B]y examining cannabis use in young adulthood in relation to subsequent risk of stroke in a large population-based cohort, we found no evident association between cannabis use and stroke, including stroke before 45 years of age.”

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