Young adults who smoke marijuana may be at risk for serious or even fatal heart problems, according to a study by French researchers on Wednesday.The findings in the Journal of the American Heart Association raises
new concerns about the safety of marijuana, just as many parts of the
world are relaxing laws on its use and medicinal marijuana is gaining
popularity for treating certain health conditions.
The risk of heart complications appeared small in the study, which
included nearly 2,000 people who sought medical attention for
complications related to marijuana from 2006 to 2010.
Of those, two percent, or 35 people, had heart attacks or circulation problems related to arteries in the brain and limbs.