Emerging issues for our nation's health: The intersection of marijuana use and cardiometabolic disease risk

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Abstract

Current marijuana use rates are the highest they have been in the past decade and are not likely to decrease given the legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use. Concurrently, the nation is facing epidemic levels of obesity, cardiovascular disease, and diabetes mellitus; but, little is known about the intersecting relationships of marijuana use and cardiometabolic health. The objective of this study was to explore emerging issues in context with the intersection of cardiometabolic risk and marijuana use. This topic has potential important implications for our nation's health as we relax our approach to marijuana but continue to have unacceptable rates of cardiometabolic illnesses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-8
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Addictive Diseases
Volume33
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Cannabis
  • cardiometabolic risk
  • diabetes
  • marijuana
  • obesity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Medicine(all)

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