Cannabis Company creates the first ad for marijuana at the main airport If you smoke marijuana then you are at…
Cannabis Company creates the first ad for marijuana at the main airport
If you smoke marijuana then you are at increased risk of developing cerebrovascular effects of cannabinoids or strokes, a new study has found.
The results presented at the World Stroke Congress in Montreal showed an increase in stroke incidence among marijuana users from 2010-14 while overall stroke prevalence was stable.
According to researchers from the University of Toronto, there are over 80 million people today.
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For the study, the team evaluated the use of the drug rivaroxaban against acetylsalicylic acid ) to prevent stroke in patients with an enlarged left atrium in the heart.
The study investigated a total of 2.3 million hospital stays among people who used marijuana recreationally among which 32,231 had a stroke including 19,452 with acute ischemic stroke – a sudden loss of blood circulation into a brain area.
“We are seeing a very exciting signal here and it has biological credibility, but it will require independent validation before making any changes to execute recommendations,” said co-author David Gladstone, a lecturer from varsity.
The results showed that stroke rate of all types of marijuana users increased from 1.3 to 1.5 percent.  In addition, ischemic stroke rate increased from 0.7 to 0.9 percent, said the team.
During the five-year period, the incidence of stroke among all patients was stable, they found that they had added.
The researchers concluded that these growing trends among marijuana users “motivate further potential studies to evaluate the marijuana stroke association among the legalization of recreational use.”