Not too long ago, marijuana as a part of healthcare wasn’t just unbelievable, it was illegal. As marijuana (or cannabis) has been legalized in Canada and different states in the US, public opinion has shifted, and its use is being increasingly tolerated across a variety of communities.
While marijuana is newly legal, and at least partially legal in most of the US (33 states), medical studies are slowly trickling in. It is, after all, hard to study something that isn’t legally available everywhere.
What we do know, though, is that just like most controlled substances, marijuana has both pros and cons. Here’s a few of the highs and lows of marijuana and its impact on your heart.