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Weed users are almost 25% more likely to need urgent care and be hospitalized

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Study author Nicholas Vozoris, assistant professor and clinical investigator in the respiratory department at the University of Toronto, said: “The use of cannabis is not as benign and safe as some people think.

“Our study demonstrates that substance use is associated with serious negative outcomes, namely ED (emergency department) visits and hospital admissions,” Vozoris said in an email. .

When compared to non-marijuana users, cannabis users were 22% more likely to have to go to the emergency room or be hospitalized, the study revealed.

The findings held true even after adjusting for an analysis of more than 30 other confounding factors, including other illicit drug use, alcohol use, and smoking.

“Body injury is the leading cause of emergency and hospitalization for cannabis users, with respiratory reasons following later,” says Vozoris.

People who smoke marijuana have higher blood and urine concentrations certain smoke-related toxins such as naphthalene, acrylamide and acrylonitrile than non-smokers, a 2021 study found. Naphthalene has been linked to anemia, liver and nerve damage, while acrylamide and acrylonitrile have been linked to cancer and other health problems.
Again research completed last year found that adolescents were twice as likely to report “wheezing or wheezing” in the chest after smoking marijuana than after smoking cigarettes or using e-cigarettes.

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Several studies have shown an association between marijuana use and trauma, both physical and mental.

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Heavy marijuana use by adolescents and young adults with mood disorders – such as depression and bipolar disorder – is associated with an increased risk of self-harm, suicide attempts, and suicide death, According to a 2021 study.

Another study in 2021 found that regular marijuana users, including teenagers, were increasingly showing up in emergency rooms complaining of severe bowel pain, called ” cannabis-induced nausea syndrome”, or CHS.

The condition causes nausea, severe abdominal pain, and persistent vomiting that “can go on for hours,” says Dr. Sam Wang, pediatric emergency medicine and toxicology specialist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, said. told CNN in a previous interview.

A review published earlier this year looked at studies of more than 43,000 people and found the negative effects of tetrahydrocannabinol or THC, the main psychoactive compound in cannabis, on thought levels. higher than that of the brain.

For adolescents, this effect could “lead to reduced levels of education and, in adults, to poor job performance and dangerous driving. These consequences could be worse in people who use frequent and heavy use,” said co-author Dr. Alexandre Dumais, clinical associate professor of psychiatry. at the University of Montreal told CNN in a previous interview.

At a time when “health care systems have become fragile worldwide in the wake of the Covid pandemic and with tough economic times … cannabis use is on the rise worldwide,” Vozoris said.

“The results of our study should set off alarm bells in the minds of the public, healthcare professionals and political leaders,” he said in his email.

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