New research published in the European Journal of Internal Medicine finds that cannabis treatment was associated with a reduction in systolic and diastolic blood pressure values amongst older adults.
The researchers make it clear that very little research has been done to-date on the effects of medical cannabis and blood pressure, so these are early findings and need to be taken with a grain of salt.
If you want to discuss medical cannabis and your health, we highly recommend talking to your family doctor or setting up a free, online medical consultation with our team of health experts at Hello MD.
The research was conducted on people over the age of 60 years with hypertension and a new prescription of cannabis. Twenty-six patients with a mean age of 70.42 and 53.8% females completed the study. Patients blood pressure was monitored over a three month period.
The researchers conclude that, “amongst older adults with hypertension, cannabis treatment for 3 months was associated with a reduction in 24-hours systolic and diastolic blood pressure values with a nadir at 3 hours after cannabis administration.”
As medical cannabis use continues to rise in older populations we expect more research over the coming years that will allow for more rigorous conclusions when it comes to the use of medical cannabis for health issues.