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Cannabis for Hypertension and Hypertensive Diseases

Using cannabis can directly and indirectly increase blood pressure in the first 30 minutes, but after can decrease blood pressure due to its relaxing, sedative and anti-anxiety effects. There is no definitive evidence that cannabis use can increase the risk of cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). The evidence is generally positive, and some of the negatives can be mitigated by refraining from smoking herbal cannabis.

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Animal Study

18

Double Blind Human Trial

2

Human Trial

5

Laboratory Study

4

Meta-analysis

11

Total studies

Hypertension and Hypertensive Diseases

40

Positive

34 studies

85%

Inconclusive

5 studies

13%

Negative

1 studies

3%

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