Marijuana may up heart attack, stroke risk: study
Heavy marijuana use can boost blood levels of a particular protein, perhaps raising a person's risk of a heart attack or stroke, U.S. government researchers said on Tuesday. Dr. Jean Lud Cadet of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, part of the National Institutes of Health, said the findings point to another example of long-term harm from marijuana. But marijuana activists expressed doubt about the findings.And what is 'heavy use'?
The marijuana users in the study averaged smoking 78 to 350 marijuana cigarettes per week.350 joints a week!! That must be like drinking three bottles of scotch a day or smoking eight packs of unfiltered Turkish cigarettes or eating two dozen burgers a day. But here is the best part.
The study did not look at whether the heavy marijuana users actually had heart disease.Ha ha! So these potheads might well have extremely healthy hearts in spite of (or even because of) their herbal intake? Jeez, what a crock of shite.