New Studies Say Marijuana Use Doesn't Have Any Negative Effect on Heart Health

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A team of researchers from California, Pennsylvania, and New York have recently reexamined studies that claimed marijuana use could negatively impact heart health, and have determined the results of these studies have proven insufficient and a majority of these studies were flawed. Some studies were not discerning enough in determining criteria, which was the case for one study which concluded marijuana users, including those who had only used marijuana once in their lifetime, were more likely to die of hypertension. While we do not know definitively whether or not marijuana use is good or bad for the heart, the scientists concluded that the studies thus far have been inconclusive. What studies have found in terms of marijuana and its correlation to the heart is that its use raises one’s heart rate for up to three hours after consumption, and it is believed to lower blood pressure.

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