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Effect of marijuana use on cardiovascular and cerebrovascular mortality: A study using the National

posted 08/09/2017

publication European Journal of Preventive Cardiology

Abstract
Background: Reports associate marijuana use with cardiovascular emergencies. Studies relating marijuana use to
cardiovascular mortality are scarce. Recent advance towards marijuana use legalization emphasizes the importance of
understanding relationships between marijuana use and cardiovascular deaths; the primary ranked mortality.
Recreational marijuana is primarily smoked; we hypothesize that like cigarette smoking, marijuana use will be associated
with increased cardiovascular mortalities.

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