Past or Current Cannabis Use Not Associated With Greater Chance of Hypertension

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

Share via email Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open more share options Breadcrumb Trail Links World News News Medical Life Health Past or current cannabis use not associated with greater chance of hypertension Study considered almost 27,000 people who consumed weed and had no hypertension at baseline. Author of the article: Angela Stelmakowich Lifetime cannabis use, 12-month cannabis use and 12-month cannabis use frequency “were not associated with the incidence of hypertension.” / PHOTO BY GLOBALSTOCK / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

A new study exploring the longitudinal relationship between using cannabis and having hypertension, or high blood pressure, shows that weed is actually associated with a lower incidence… that is until age gets thrown into the mix.

To get a better handle on what the cannabis/hypertension relationship looks like, an international research team — including investigators from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont. — carried out a three-year follow-up on a large population-based sample out of the U.S.

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