Toronto, Feb 11 (IANS) With marijuana legalisation sweeping the US, an increasing number of people believe that “weed” is the safest recreational drug, and carries health benefits that outweigh its risks.
However, according to a new study, each marijuana formulation may affect and sometimes even compromise the cardiovascular system in older adults.
“Marijuana can be a useful tool for many patients, especially for pain and nausea relief. At the same time, like all other medications, it does carry risks and side effects,” said Alexandra Saunders from the Dalhousie University in Canada.
The study, published in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology, examined the case of a patient who developed crushing chest pain and myocardial ischemia after consuming most of a marijuana lollipop.
The “inappropriate dosing and oral consumption of marijuana resulted in distress that caused a…