Marijuana smokers in their young adult years may double their risk of stroke by using the illicit drug, the most widely used around the world, New Zealand researchers say in a new study. Another study, however, published in the American Heart Journal this month, showed that there is no link between marijuana use and increased risk of having a heart attack, adding to the already muddled research conclusions surrounding the drug.
Presenting their work at the American Stroke Association’s International Stroke Conference on Thursday in Honolulu, Hawaii, the researchers said their work was “the first case-controlled study to indicate a potential link between marijuana and stroke.”
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A new analysis is challenging a report that suggests regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. The analysis says the statistical…
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