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Neurological Perspective on the Harmful Effects of Smoking

Updated: Sep 27, 2020

Due to the alarming effect of cannabinoids on public health, several population-based studies (findings from each analysis conducted between 2000 and 2015 are shown) have been performed to correlate the relationship between cannabinoid exposure and neurological and cerebrovascular diseases. Although the mechanism behind cannabis mediated neurological and cerebrovascular complications has not been elucidated yet, the results of these studies have confirmed the association of these diseases with cannabis. (MS)

This article also notes that "fatal brain development can also be affected by cannabis exposure during pregnancy which may ultimately result in impaired vision and coordination, larger intermittent attention, as well as behavioral problems in children at later phase."

Article name & publication date:

Harmful Effects of Smoking Cannabis: A Cerebrovascular and Neurological Perspective

December 6, 2019


"Sabrina Rahman Archie1 and Luca Cucullo1,2*

1Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX, United States

2Center for Blood Brain Barrier Research, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, Amarillo, TX, United States"


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