Is marijuana bad for your heart?

Published Mar 20, 2019 01:06 p.m. ET

Does marijuana increase heart rate?

Your heart-rateand blood pressure will increase with the use of smoking marijuana. The capacity to deliver blood throughout the body is reduced.

The effect is producedfrom the combustion of products like carbon monoxide. When a person is smoking the chances of a cardiac issue arises. A heart attack could be experiencedwhile the person is smoking or directly afterward.

The products of combustion like carbon-monoxide are valid reasons why physicians state not to smoke anything. The delivery of oxygen is impededwhen smoking.

Marijuana and heart attack have a relationship, the use of marijuana could lead to a quicker onset of exercise-induced angina to those that have heart disease. Marijuana effects on the heart could be a problem for people with an irregular heartbeat. Marijuana affects the sympathetic nervous system.

Marijuana’s effects on your heart

Let’s look at marijuana and the effects on your heart.

  1. Your heart is forced to work harder, the increase in blood-pressure and heart rate contribute to this.
  2. Smoking marijuana reduces the transportation of oxygen. Organs and muscles like the heart need oxygen to remain healthy.
  3. The reduction of ability to handle increased demands of the heart muscle, contribute to stress on the heart.

CBD and the effects on the heart have shown that a direct effect on the vascular system, indicated that CBD was responsible for reducing the resting systolic blood pressure, it also reduced the volume of blood pumped per beat in the heart.

A natural and effective treatment for high blood pressure may be CBD. The reduction of inflammation and cell death which is associated with heart disease can be reduced. The antioxidant and powerful stress-reducing properties have contributed to the treatment.

The benefits and the CBD effects on the heart have proven to beneficial in the treatment of heart disease.

• Pain which often accompanies a heart attack can be used as a treatment for pain
• Anxiety and depression both of which are common in people who have had a heart attack can benefit from the use of CBD.


There are a few noted side-effects from the use of CBD

• Changes in appetite
• Fatigue
• Diarrhea

Edibles and heart palpitations can occur when THC is infused in the edible. THC will raise your heart-rate by 20-50 beats per minute. CBD has beneficial effects on your cardiovascular system. The recovery from heart attacks and strokes have been improved with the addition of CBD to the patient's medical treatment plan.

CBD can interact with several prescribed medications. Be smart and discuss with your health provider any of your heart medication that might have a negative interaction when you introduce the use of CBD.

Remember the signs associated with a heart attack should be taken seriously and need immediate medical attention.

  1. Chest pain
  2. Pain in arm or shoulder
  3. Shortness of breath
  4. Weakness nausea, fainting
  5. Pain in back, jaw or neck (more associated with women having a heart attack)

Some of the best strains to assist in the treatment of symptoms associated with heart disease.

Blue Dream: Allows patients who have high blood pressure to calm down and relax.

Northern Lights: Removes body and muscle tension. Beneficial for the ability of the blood to flow freely through-out the body and its organs.

If you have heart disease, choose your strain wisely, relax and enjoy.



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