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Study: Young Adult Weed Smokers are Twice as Likely to Suffer Heart Attacks

A man smokes a joint during a demonstration for the decriminalization of cannabis in France, in Paris on May 12, 2018. - Some 1,300 people, according to the police, marched today in Paris for the decriminalization of cannabis in France, which "remains blocked" while, for the organizers, "the other countries have never advanced so far" on this issue. (Photo by Thomas SAMSON / AFP) (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images)

Stoners under the age of 45 are twice as likely to suffer heart attacks than people who don’t indulge.

That’s according to a new study conducted by the World Health Organization, which found adults under 45 who smoked weed in the past 30 days suffered twice as many heart attacks as those who didn’t. While researchers didn’t look into why cannabis increases the chances of a heart attack, a previous study found marijuana can increase a user’s heart rate, according to data published in Tuesday’s edition of the Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Robert Page, chairman of the American Heart Association, says he believes the problem stems from the fact that today’s marijuana is more potent than ever before. “This isn’t what your granddaddy used to smoke at Woodstock; this is highly potent,” Page says.

Have you started using cannabis products since several states legalized them?

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