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A recent study was released showing that even the modest smoker can endure the most severe, even fatal effects, as they everyday smoker. According to NBC Using marijuana as little as once per month is associated with a higher risk of both heart attack and stroke. The probability of these happenings rose sharply the more frequently marijuana was used.

Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital released a study suggesting marijuana may be harmful to the cardiovascular system. Scientists analyzed data on nearly 435,000 patients, ages 18 to 74, to determine if there was a link between marijuana use and a higher risk of heart disease, stroke or heart attack. This data was collected from a behavioral risk factor survey collected from 2016 to 2020 by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Robert Page, a clinical pharmacist who specializes in heart disease at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy, is worried about the consumption of Marijuana for the average consumer. With Marijuana working its way on becoming legal for recreational use across the country, Page worries that we as a nation, are backtracking into times where the smoking was at an all-time high.

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