Using marijuana raises the risk of stroke and heart failure even after accounting for demographic factors, other health conditions and lifestyle risk factors such as smoking and alcohol use, according to research scheduled for presentation at the american college kalla will present the study, “cannabis use predicts risks of heart failure. Common factors may increase the risk of cannabis use and psychosis, without the two being directly related the development of more effective pharmacologic and psychological methods of treatment for cannabis dependence should be a research priority 29 spauwen j prospective cohort study of cannabis use, predisposition for psychosis.
Factors leading towards cannabis use and what can be done about them: a study carried out in local transport drivers of district peshawar, pakistan the problem of drug trafficking represents a crippling facet of reality in pakistan that is affecting 34% of the country’s population in terms of having problems with drug usage, and or abuse.
This study suggests that even light to moderate recreational marijuana use can cause changes in brain anatomy, said carl lupica, phd, who studies drug addiction at the national institute on drug abuse, and was not involved with this study. Researchers at the public health institute's alcohol research group analyzed data from periodic national alcohol surveys and stacked its results on marijuana use against changes in state laws.
Continued use of cannabis over the life-time of the study was the strongest predictor of violent convictions, even when the other factors that contribute to violent behavior were considered in the statistical analysis.
Previous research has shown that patients with psychotic disorders use cannabis more often than the general population however research has been divided over whether cannabis use was the cause of the psychotic disorders, says ragnar nesvåg, senior researcher at niph and the main author of the study. Pot use was also tied to common heart disease risk factors such as obesity, high blood pressure, smoking and drinking, the researchers said after adjusting for those risk factors, the researchers concluded that marijuana use was independently associated with a 26 percent increased risk of stroke and a 10 percent increased risk of heart failure. But marijuana dependence appears to be linked even more strongly to financial problems than alcohol dependence is, cerdá says of course, alcohol dependence has much worse health effects than heavy cannabis use, and this study didn’t address physical health, cerdá says.
Research in cell cultures shows that heart muscle cells have cannabis receptors relevant to contractility, or squeezing ability, suggesting that those receptors might be one mechanism through which marijuana use could affect the cardiovascular system. But surprisingly, research on the link between marijuana and aggression has been mixed marijuana seems to make most people relaxed, but it can also cause anxiety and paranoia, conditions which can occasionally manifest themselves in violent ways there are occasional reports out of colorado of marijuana users causing harm to themselves or to others.