Cannabis linked to increased risk of cerebrovascular events

Cannabis linked to increased risk of cerebrovascular events

(HealthDay)—Cannabis seems to be linked to cerebrovascular events, according to research published online Feb. 19 in Stroke.

Daniel G. Hackam, M.D., Ph.D., from Western University in London, Canada, reviewed case reports on cannabis and cerebrovascular events. Four criteria for causality were addressed: temporality, work-up adequacy, the impact of rechallenge, and concomitant for cerebrovascular events.

Hackam identified 34 case reports on 64 patients. A temporal relationship between cannabis exposure and the index event was exhibited in 81 percent of cases. The evaluation was sufficiently comprehensive to exclude other sources for stroke in 70 percent of cases. Twenty-two percent of patients had another stroke after subsequent cannabis re-exposure. Concomitant risk factors were identified in 50 percent of patients, most commonly tobacco and alcohol consumption (34 and 11 percent, respectively).

"Overall, however, it seems clear that physiological, clinical, and epidemiological data converge on an increased from cannabis exposure," Hackam writes. "Heightened clinician awareness of this association, particularly in the treatment of young adults, is necessary for preventing recurrent events from future re-exposure to ."

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Mar 02, 2015
You forget to mention how they cherry picked from over 1000 entries on stroke, and got as far down as only 30 references, out of I presume every published medical journal(?), that they could "temporally", (That is to say Happened in the same time frame as consuming pot, whatever time frame that is, they don't say, could be 5 minutes, could be 3 months.) say that the cannabis was a factor in the stroke. They don't establish how it was a factor, or what evidence there is that it's the primary, or even most recent factor. This is basically garbage science compiled from researching medical reports that fit the thesis. I wouldn't accept this as a college paper.

Mar 03, 2015
If that's the way I go,,,,so be it. I will depart with a smile on my face.

Mar 03, 2015
I completely agree with you SciTechdude!

Mar 03, 2015
They just used a bunch of big medical words to say nothing. That is called a scare tactic. Use big words that most will not understand and throw in just enough widely known words to make people go "OMG!" This article was quick to dodge the important information like how many people were in the test group.

Marijuana smoking has been around for 100's of years and not a single death has been contributed to smoking it. Is smoking bad for you? well, it is not good but, I don't believe that it is as bad as the now current thinking says it is but, that is not to say it is good but all this article is is a desperate attempt by the people poisoned by the old money instigated fear tactics and the reality is they have little to no significant data to support their claims.

Mar 03, 2015
And if legal cannabis persuaded people to drink less alcohol would it be better or worse for the nation's health? What about behaviour?
Why has cannabis, an innocent weed, become the Great White Whale to fake experts who will testify to anything. This evidence was water-boarded and sleep-deprived.

Mar 03, 2015
Many cannabis researchers, like this guy, are linked to bigfoot sightings too.

Mar 03, 2015
Well that certainly justifies arresting 800,000 people every year! NOT!!!

Even if this finding is accurate, because of the failed marijuana prohibition we can't even put information like this on to marijuana packets. We are wasting our tax dollars keeping marijuana illegal when society would be much better off legalizing marijuana like beer and wine and letting people make informed decisions as to what they choose to put into their own bodies.

Mar 03, 2015
Geezzz I need to get new boots . The ones I have now don't go high enough because the BS about cannabis is getting deeper everyday .
Can you say desperation ???

Mar 04, 2015
Industry hates cannabis with a passion. Why? Because the USA basically won ww2 on it. Ropes, uniforms, bio diesel (kerosene) the list goes on, all form a weed. Farmers got good money for it. Tons of the stuff could be grown per acre. Plants only need to be 3 inches apart and agricultural cannabis could grow eight feet high and you could get 3 crops a year and was self seeding. Every part of the plant can be used, even fed to stock.
This report is not a high standard. For instance there is no mention of how the THC was ingested. If smoked, sucking smouldering plant matter into you lungs is not good. It can be eaten or vaporised. Which is a whole lot better than smoking it. It could have been the smoking that caused the stroke not THC.

Mar 04, 2015
I am sure this study is true.

The data is data on the effects of inhaling burning plant materials, that's all.

So, vape and eat brownies.

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