Pot kills?

February 25, 2014

Apparently pot CAN kill.


Hartung and colleagues conclude from two Cases:

After exclusion of other causes of death we assume that the young men died from cardiovascular complications evoked by smoking cannabis….The assumption of fatal heart failure in both cases is corroborated by the acute effects of marijuana, including a marked increase in heart rate that may result in cardiac ischemia in susceptible individuals, lesser increases in cardiac output, supine blood pressure and postural hypotension….We assume the deaths of these two young men occurred due to arrhythmias evoked by smoking cannabis; however this assumption does not rule out the presence of predisposing cardiovascular factors.


4 Responses to “Pot kills?”

  1. dr24hours Says:

    It also kills tens of thousands of young men in Latin America, with guns.


  2. Grumble Says:

    So the body count is now 2?


  3. becca Says:

    He wouldn’t have died of pneumonia if I hadn’t shot him.


  4. Isabel Says:

    “It also kills tens of thousands of young men in Latin America, with guns. ”

    What a foolish comment. Yes, it is also causing thousands of young men of color to be arrested and jailed in NYC.

    Oh wait, it’s the prohibition that is causing these tragedies.


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