Article by Jonathan Forani, CTV News
Smoking pot may double the risk of stroke in young adults, a U.S. group of researchers is warning.
In a new study published Monday in the journal Stroke, incidences of stroke were compared with marijuana use in more than 43,000 adults between the ages of 18 and 44. People who used marijuana more than 10 days per month were found to have 2.45 times greater odds of having a stroke. Those cannabis users were more likely to be 34 years old or younger, physically active, heavy drinkers and users of cigarettes or vapes.
The new research, which will be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions conference this month, comes amidst increasing legalization across North America, including 11 U.S. states and here in Canada, where cannabis edibles were legalized last month.