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How does Marijuana affect your heart?

Does marijuana affect your heart rate? Cardiovascular health? Will marijuana cause a heart attack or stroke?

Cannabis, Weed, Wax, or anything you want to call it, if it has THC, it may affect your heart in a positive or negative way.

In the United States, there are more than 700,000 people who die from heart disease. Some of which have no idea they had heard disease. 

Marijuana smokers are used to the 80s say no to drugs commercials about how it affects their brains, but what about their cardiovascular system? Their heart? Their overall health? Marijuana is mostly legal now, shouldn't it be healthy?

A recent study found the risk of heart attacks or stroke can increase drastically when using marijuana. If that's the case, death or stroke of people that have a heart conditions should skyrocket with the legalization of weed.

Fact:
There aren't any conclusive evidence that shows marijuana use has negative effects on your heart or cardiovascular system. 

Fact:
Higher strains of THC will activate your CB1 receptors, which will decrease blood pressure and increase heart rate. So if you have high blood pressure or have a heart condition where you monitor your heart rate, you would need to watch your THC content. 

How does THC affect my heart rate?

THC Increases your heart rate. Your CB1 receptors, which are located throughout the brain, central nervous system, connective tissues, gonads, glands, and related organs can increase your heart rate by 20-50 beats per minute. These increases is your bodies natural reaction to compensate for a dip in blood pressure caused by THC.

Marijuana heart rate

Will THC affect my blood pressure? 

Blood pressure is lowered because THC increases the diameter of blood vessels, forcing the heart to work harder in order to pump blood. Your heart must work 20-30% harder in the presence of high levels of THC.

Is THC Dangerous for Cardiovascular Health?

Depends. Good enough of an answer? Here's why. Since we now know THC can activate both CB1 and CB2 receptors, however, a lower dose of THC can help you, but a higher dose can result in lower blood pressure, which causes your heart to work faster/harder, you must understand the type of medical marijuana you will be consuming. 

Can I use Medical Marijuana with a heart condition?

Actually, lower doses of THC medically shows it can reduce plaque buildup and risk of atherosclerosis.

What happens if I use moldy weed?
Medical marijuana handling & storage is crucial to the quality and safety of the medical marijuana flower. Moldy weed is extremely dangerous for pop smokers with cardiovascular issues. Moldy weed may cause any smoker to experience vomiting, headache, breathing issues, vomiting, diarrhea, heart palpitations or pneumonia.

Package your weed safely by using the best standards.