STUDY: Marijuana users more likely to suffer cardiac arrest when stressed

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Less than a week after several states, including California have legalized the recreation use of marijuana. A new study shows marijuana may weaken heart muscles, especially in young men.

Researchers from St. Luke's University Hospital looked at more than 33,000 patients with cardiomyopathy, a sudden temporary weakening of the heart muscle.

It found marijuana users were 2.4 percent more likely to go into cardiac arrest than non-users.

The report also found pot users were more likely than non-pot smokers to use other illicit substances and suffer from depression.
 
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