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Marijuana users have 3X higher risk of death from hypertension

15:20 EDT 11 Aug 2017 | Science Codex

In the absence of longitudinal data on marijuana use, researchers have designed a retrospective follow-up study of NHANES (National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey) participants aged 20 years and above, to determine risk of harm related to marijuana usage. In 2005-2006, participants were asked if they had ever used marijuana. Those who answered "yes" were considered marijuana users. Participants reported the age when they first tried marijuana and this was subtracted from their current age to calculate the duration of use.

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