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Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Could Have A Surprising Health Risk (Video)

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Is smoking marijuana not as rosy as proponents of pot would like us to believe?

Or is this new study only propaganda to protect the pharmaceutical, alcohol and tobacco industries?

You be the judge.

Watch the video:

Video Transcript:

A new study has found that smoking marijuana could have a surprising health risk.

The European Society of Cardiology published research that says people who have used marijuana could be more than three times as likely to die from hypertension, also known as high blood pressure.

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The study compared the causes of death among a group of around 1,200 people. They were divided into groups: non-smokers, pot users, cigarette smokers and people who smoked both. It determined that pot use was more associated with hypertension than cigarette use was.

The scientists point to other research that says smoking pot can increase a person’s heart rate by 20-100 percent for a few hours. That increase in blood pressure could strain the circulatory system.

The study does have some limitations. The researchers acknowledged “the number of smokers in our study was small and this needs to be examined in a larger study.”

The study also tracked the causes of death for people who admitted to ever using marijuana. It didn’t track how much marijuana they actually used.

This latest research could be a red flag for legalization advocates claiming the drug doesn’t have many serious health concerns. But other studies have shown that pot has a number of health benefits.

Some research suggests cannabis could reduce the size of tumors. And despite how it might seem, research shows pot can actually help lungs function.

Marijuana can also function as a pain reliever that’s helpful for those who can’t use opioid painkillers.

But marijuana may not be a miracle cure after all. Like lots of medications, it has benefits and side effects.

A Quinnipiac University poll found 94 percent of U.S. voters think medical marijuana should be legal.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Well I have smoked marijuana for 45 years and I do not have high blood pressure. I also smoked cigarettes for 42 years and do not have high blood pressure. My husband has never smoked cigarettes and has not been able to smoke marijuana for 25 years due to his job. He has both high blood pressure and high cholesterol. I have no health problems not high cholesterol, not even close to borderline diabetes, am in great health and over 60 years old. I attribute my good health to smoking marijuana.

  2. I have to laugh I smoke cigarettes and you took all of our rights away Now you want to legalize something that is more dangerous than cigarette smoking now go figure that out. Just the smell of that crap makes me sick.

  3. Leacd it up to the people and if eed be their doctors who suggest the use if cannabis. …leave it a choice and government leave it alone

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