According to a new study released on Tuesday, there may be a link between marijuana use and death that is caused by cardiovascular disease.
The study, which was published in the European Journal of Preventive Cardiology, is based on more than 1,200 people who took a U.S survey back in 2005, called the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey. It was conducted under the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and asked a range of questions, including about marijuana use.
The study compared these surveys with a 2011 mortality data for the same group of people and found that there was a higher prevalence of cardiovascular death among the people who said they just marijuana in 2005 opposed to those who didn’t.
The study only saw who had been previously diagnosed with high blood pressure and did not take into account other factors that can lead to cardiovascular risk such as diet and exercise.