Intracranial arterial stenosis was found to be the main etiology of stroke in cannabis users, occurring in 45% of these patients compared to just 14.5% of noncannabis users. Among non-users cardioembolism was the most frequent cause of stroke, occurring in 29.3% of patients compared to 14% of cannabis users.
Source: Vessel Blockage Common in Young Stroke Patients Who Smoke Pot | Medpage Today
Studies find link between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, higher death risk
Source: NAFLD and Obesity: What Is the Mortality Risk? | Medpage Today
America’s largest generation is different and faces a tough economic climate.
Source: How Millennials Impact the US Economy | Wolf Street
A family physician and a patient provided their perspectives on the risks and benefits of medical marijuana during the 2015 Family Medicine Experience in Denver.
Source: A Blunt Discussion About Marijuana: Drug Has Risks, Benefits
According to a 2013 survey(www.samhsa.gov) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 5.7 million Americans use marijuana daily, up from 3.1 million in 2006. Nineteen percent of Americans ages 18-25 indicated in the same poll that they had used marijuana in the past month. The drug is linked to nearly 500,000 ER visits annually.