Cardiovascular System Effects of Marijuana

  title={Cardiovascular System Effects of Marijuana},
  author={R. Jones},
  journal={The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology},
  • R. Jones
  • Published 2002
  • Medicine
  • The Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
  • Marijuana and Δ9‐tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) increase heart rate, slightly increase supine blood pressure, and on occasion produce marked orthostatic hypotension. Cardiovascular effects in animals are different, with bradycardia and hypotension the most typical response. Cardiac output increases, and peripheral vascular resistance and maximum exercise performance decrease. Tolerance to most of the initial cardiovascular effects appears rapidly. With repeated exposure, supine blood pressure… CONTINUE READING
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