Marijuana and Stroke – More Evidence for a Link

A new analysis of the medical literature shows a worrying association between stroke and prior marijuana use, after looking at a total of 64 patients.

  • 81% showed marijuana use under 24 hours prior to the stroke.
  • 22% of patients had another stroke after subsequent re-exposure to cannabis

Half had other risk factors for stroke, including tobacco smoking (34%) and alcohol (11%) consumption.

Another report last year was of 2 cases of stroke in a 19 and 26 year old after smoking synthetic marijuana.

 Stroke Journal Feb 19 e-publish.

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