Marijuana Can Interact With Cardiovascular Medications, Doctors Warn

There’s no established link between marijuana use and cardiovascular disease, but physicians say there is still a need for doctors to discuss marijuana use with their cardiovascular patients.

A recent study published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology found that 2.3% of marijuana users have some type of cardiovascular disease. This is much lower than the U.S. population as a whole. Nevertheless, the study’s lead author, Dr. Ersilia M. DeFilippis, says there are concerns.

“Notably, many of our cardiology patients are on medications that can interact with marijuana in unpredictable ways, depending on the formulation. This highlights that we need more data so that we can better counsel providers as well as patients.”

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Sunday, April 5, 2020 - 10:08

Los Angeles Administrative Officer Richard Llewellyn has recommended that the city resume its cannabis licensing process after an audit found no evidence of favoritism.