Marijuana Can Triple Blood Pressure Death Risk

August 10, 2017

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Researchers looked at over 1,200 people for several years to see if they smoked pot and how it impacted their blood pressure.  

They found those who smoked pot had a 3.42-times higher risk of death from hypertension than those who don’t use the drug.  

Experts say the issue is marijuana stimulates the sympathetic nervous system, leading to increases in heart rate, blood pressure and oxygen demand.