Study Finds No Association Between Cannabis and Stroke Risk

Article by Brendan Bures, The Fresh Toast via Growth Op

WELLNESS Study finds no association between cannabis and stroke risk Those who tested negative for cannabis were twice as likely to have had an ischemic stroke than those who tested positive. By Brendan Bures, The Fresh Toast “Our research adds to the list of studies with conflicting results, so it is important to continue to investigate stroke risk and cannabis use.” / Photo: Getty Images When researchers adjusted for other significant stroke risk factors, blood pressure, obesity, smoking and more, they reported that no link between recent cannabis use and the likelihood of suffering a stroke. / Photo: Getty Images Getty Images

Google “Does marijuana increase risk of stroke,” and you’ll likely become confused. Some research, released earlier this year, indicates heavy cannabis consumption doubles the risk of stroke for young people. Other studies have indicated that data used in this research  is closer to correlation than causation.

A new study published in the journal Neurology Clinical Practice aims to add to the understanding. American Academy of Neurology researchers claim there is no link between stroke risk and weed use, based on recent findings.

“Previous studies that investigated cannabis use and risk of stroke have had conflicting results, some showing a decreased risk and others showing a greatly increased risk,” the study’s lead author, Dr. Carmela San Luis, said in a statement.

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