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Marijuana use linked to higher risk of stroke in younger adults

Research we’re watching Younger adults who use marijuana appear to face a higher risk of stroke compared with those who don’t use the drug, according to a report published Nov. 11, 2019, in the journal Stroke. Researchers pooled data from a nationally representative survey from the CDC that included nearly 44,000 participants ages 18 to 44. About 14% reported using marijuana within the past month. Young adults who recently used marijuana were 1.8 times…

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