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Bad news for pot smokers: double the stroke risk

From Mercury News

By Charlene Laino, Special to Everyday Health

Posted:   02/07/2013 09:51:56 AM PST
Updated:   02/07/2013 09:53:07 AM PST
Here’s another compelling reason to think twice before lighting up a joint: Smoking pot may more than double your risk of stroke, according to a new study being presented here today at the International Stroke Conference.In the New Zealand study, people aged 18 to 55 who had a stroke were 2.3 times more likely to test positive for marijuana in their urine than those who didn’t have a stroke.. . . Read complete Report