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Can Medical Cannabis Counter The Progression of Atherosclerosis?

In the past, atherosclerosis was largely defined in terms of the accumulation of plaque or bad cholesterol (LDL) within the arterial walls, leading to obstructions.  However, it is now understood to be more than a simple build-up of plaque.  This obstruction is actually a physical response to injuries in the arterial wall’s lining.  Causes of … Read more

Effects of Medical Cannabis on Cardiovascular Disease

Coronary heart disease (CHD), is a condition caused by the build-up of waxy plaque in the arteries that flow to and from the heart. Coronary heart disease also goes by other common names, including coronary artery disease, heart disease and arteriosclerotic heart disease. CHD occurs when the small blood vessels that supply blood and oxygen … Read more

Cannabis and Its Impact On High Blood Pressure

Given the increasing prevalence of hypertension at a time when states are liberalising cannabis laws, people want to know: what are the effects of cannabis on blood pressure? Does it lower blood pressure? The answers largely depend on who you ask or what study you read. One in three adults in the U.S. has high … Read more

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