New Delhi: 4th February New research found that 2.3 per cent of reported marijuana users also have some form of cardiovascular disease.
The study appeared in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology.
The paper also looked at the possible interactions marijuana may have with drugs typically prescribed for cardiovascular issues, and the way marijuana chemicals may affect the heart at a molecular level.
The reported 2.3% of reported marijuana users who also have CVD is relatively low compared to the broader U.S. population.
This does not mean that marijuana use and CVD have no links. However, there is insufficient evidence to prove any connection, and what is available is of poor quality.
In the U.S., there are significant restrictions on researching marijuana. This means that scientists cannot carry out randomized clinical trials to understand its effects on health.
Researchers typically focus their research on observational studies, and the authors of the study claim that these show a possible link between marijuana use and cardiovascular events.