Published: 08-Aug-2020 | Published By: Market Research Store
There are many across globe who love smoking weed. But, according to the American Heart Association, weed is not good for your heart. Marijuana should not be smoked or vaped owing to its potential of harming the heart, blood vessels, and lungs. A new study published in the AHA journal Circulation elaborates the strong connection between cannabis use and its effect on the heart. The substance has shown a potential in interfering with the medications and also in triggering certain cardiovascular diseases, strokes, and heart attacks. Thus, anyone wanting to use marijuana need to have a talk with their health professionals first. However, people using cannabis for its recreational or medicinal effects in the oral or topical form are likely to have less harm as the doses will be measured.
It is important that people only use legal cannabis products as the quality control and the contents could be harmful. The study has shown the cannabis using individuals to have heart rhythm abnormalities, like tachycardia and atrial fibrillation, immediately after consuming weed containing tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), which is a psychoactive substance that creates a high kind of effect. Furthermore, this compound is also found to increase the heart rate, increase the demand for oxygen, disrupt the walls of the arteries, and lastly, increase the chances of blood pressure. Cannabis smoke is similar to that of tobacco smoke. An increase in the levels of carbon monoxide and tar in the blood of the people smoking marijuana can also be seen.
Moreover, marijuana carbon monoxide intoxication is shown to trigger chest pain, heart attacks, heart rhythm disturbances, and other serious heart conditions. A rise in strokes and heart failure in people smoking marijuana compared to those using cannabidiol (CBD) has been shown by studies. Even though there are hundreds of marijuana products sold online or over-the-counter but only the CBD-derived product has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. The study on the effect of marijuana on the heart still needs detailed explanation as it is urgent owing to its escalating utilization. The US Drug Enforcement Agency has classified it as Schedule I substance and the restrictions on it need to be loosened for better research.
Market Research Store has published a report on global legal cannabis market. This report provides information regarding the cannabis market growth and development.
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