A team of researchers at the Florida International University’s Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine recently explored the relationship between cannabis use and cardiovascular disease.
The study conducted by the researchers involved a cohort of 57,000 adults, and while the cohort was from the United States, the results of the study provide insight worldwide.
“After controlling for several confounding variables, we found that there was a decrease in the prevalence of cardiovascular events with marijuana use (Odds Ratio: 0.74),” researchers stated.
The study’s authors concluded, “Our study found that there is no link to marijuana use and an increase in cardiovascular disease. Furthermore, there may be a link between marijuana use and lowered risk of cardiovascular disease, but the data was not statistically significant when adjusting for confounding variables. This study does, however, implicate the need for future studies with other methods and/or larger sample sizes to provide more insight into this potential association.”