Lead: Association of Cannabis Use With Cardiovascular Outcomes Among US Adults

This Week in Addiction Medicine from ASAM

Mar 12 2024 • 5 mins

Lead Story:

Association of Cannabis Use With Cardiovascular Outcomes Among US Adults

Journal of the American Heart Association

Cannabis use has increased in the US and perceived harmfulness has decreased, but there is evidence to suggest that cannabis use may increase risk of cardiovascular disease. In this study, the authors utilized the Brief Risk Factor Surveillance System survey to assess association between cannabis use and cardiovascular disease. In a multivariate analysis, they found an association between daily cannabis use and myocardial infarction (MI) (aOR=1.25) and stroke (aOR=1.42). Among adults who had never smoked cigarettes, the association was even greater for MI (aOR=1.49) and stroke (aOR=2.16). While additional research is needed, these findings suggest cannabis may be a risk for cardiovascular disease, independent of cigarette use.

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