Study: Smoking pot increases risk of stroke

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marijuanaA new study suggests that smoking marijuana can double the risk of stroke in young and middle-aged adults.

Researchers analyzed data on 160 stroke patients, aged 18 to 55, who were admitted to hospitals and had urine tests.

The stroke patients were twice as likely to test positive for marijuana as other hospital patients who had not suffered strokes.

The lead author says it’s the first case-controlled study to show a possible link to an increased risk of stroke from marijuana.

But the researchers acknowledge that all but one of the stroke patients who were pot users also smoked tobacco, calling into question which substance had the effect.

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  • Carl

    not much research done on this research.So is it the pot smoking or cigaret smoking,they did the study and they don't know for sure. Now thats what i call research!!!!

  • Krymsun

    “These patients usually had no other vascular risk factors apart from tobacco, alcohol and other drug usage,” Barber said.

    "The data used to make this assertion did not control for cigarette use, a known risk factor for stroke. That's how the reefer madness scientists work, by designing studies and selecting subjects that are dishonestly calculated to produce negative results."