According to a study, smoking cannabis can significantly raise your chance of a heart attack.

Cannabis has been linked to an increased risk of heart attack, whether smoked, vaped, or eaten. Research published by the Canadian Medical Association Journal found that people under 45 who smoke weed have twice as many heart attacks as people who don’t. During an interview with CNN, author Dr. Karim Ladha, a clinician-scientist and anesthesiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital and the University of Toronto in Canada, said. “Some individuals feel that smoking cannabis is harmless and can’t affect your health, but this is untrue. There’s significant evidence that this could hurt you in the short and long term,” he said.

The term “cannabis use disorder” refers to a problem with the drug. According to a new Danish study, the proportion of schizophrenia diagnoses connected to problematic marijuana usage has grown over the last 25 years.

It has the potential to cause an erratic heartbeat:

Ladha said when a person’s heart rate goes haywire, the heart needs more oxygen, and cannabis can reduce the amount of oxygen given to the heart. “What you end up with is a mismatch in oxygen supply and demand, which leads to heart attacks,” Ladha explained to CNN. He added that his goal was to investigate cannabis users in real-time, rather than search survey data in the future.

Modern cannabis is potent:

Robert Page, chair of the American Heart Association, told CNN that marijuana sold in 2021 is significantly more potent than marijuana sold in the previous 50 years. “This isn’t the same stuff your grandfather used to smoke at Woodstock; this is a lot stronger,” he explained.

But Dr. David Mazer, an anesthesiologist at St. Michael’s Hospital and professor in the departments of anesthesia and physiology at the University of Toronto in Canada, told CNN that the potential benefits of using cannabis for pain management and other medicinal purposes shouldn’t be overlooked. Although Mazer advised cannabis users to consult with their health care providers and should “weigh the dangers and advantages of cannabis in their own individual environment.”


The term “cannabis use disorder” refers to a problem with the drug. According to a new Danish study, the proportion of schizophrenia diagnoses connected to problematic marijuana usage has grown over the last 25 years. (Pe3k/Shutterstock)

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