More Smokes, More Strokes, Says Study About Cannabis And Tobacco

Cannabis users have a greater stroke risk than non-users, according to a study by The University Hospital of Strasbourg.

The study looked at patients under age 45 admitted for stroke from 2005 to 2014. Those who used marijuana had a higher rate of ischemic stroke caused by intracranial arterial stenosis, the narrowing of arteries inside the brain. Among non-marijuana users, embolisms (blood clots in the brain) were the most common cause.

So if you consume cannabis, take note: it's smoking that seems to be the issue. The cannabis users in the sample were also more likely to be cigarette smokers, in addition to herb.

Yet another reason to stop smoking cigarettes or joints, in favour of vaping or edibles.

h/t The Daily Mail

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Prime Minister-designate Boris Johnson has dabbled with illicit drugs in the past, but reforming the United Kingdom's antiquated cannabis laws probably won't be part of his future. On Monday it was officially announced that MP Boris Johnson had been elected as Leader of the Conservative Party, which means he will succeed outgoing Prime Minister Theresa May as the head of government. Johnson is expected to take a different approach to politics than his predecessor, but anyone hoping that he will push for national cannabis reform probably shouldn't hold their breath.

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