HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE & MEDICAL MARIJUANA
High blood pressure or Hypertension is a common condition where blood flows through arteries at a higher than normal pressure.
Normal blood pressure is 120 +/- 20 (pulse) and 75 +/- mmHg (no pulse). People with blood pressure readings above 140/90 are in danger and should be evaluated by a health professional.
- “Marijuana Cannabinoids has been found to reduce inflammation of blood vessel lining which widens the pipes and lowers pressure.” Dr. W. Rivers
High blood pressure is caused by a restriction in blood flow; narrowing of the vessels or improperly functioning valves. Hypertension is associated with inflammation, vascular and disease, diabetes and insulin resistance, kidney problems, tumors, metastasis, thrombosis, and infectious diseases.
Even thinking about high blood pressure can bring on high blood pressure. So relax and read on.
Good News – Medical Marijuana Lowers Blood Pressure
The good news is that Medical Marijuana based medicines have been shown clinically – time and time again – to effectively lower blood pressure – with negligible harmful side effects. The two main kinds anti-inflammatory ingredients of Cannabis (Cannabinoids) are:
- CBD – non-psychoactive
- THC – psychoactive
New strains of Medical Marijuana offer different various portions of the THC and CBD – which offer treatment to those can’t handle THC or don’t want to get high.
I’ll see you in Hell, Buddy
- “My doctor is a prescription for high blood pressure all by himself, he was 2 hours late, charged $190 for a few minutes of his oh-so-valuable time, told me if I feel suicidal, vomit, and whatever. that I should stop his meds and come back for another go around. I thought to myself, I’ll see you in hell buddy.” MMJ Patient
Researchers now understand a lot about how medicinal Cannabis works. They’ve discovered that the body has a system (endocannabinoid) – with neurotransmitters with biochemicals that control immune and emotional functions – which directly relate to high blood pressure. Marijuana cannabinoids work at the root, by mimicking the body’s endocannabinoids – to lower inflammation and reduce feelings of stress- that cause Hypertension.
“We conclude that endoCannabinoids tonically suppress cardiac contractility in hypertension (LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE). Targeting the endocannabinoid system offers novel therapeutic strategies in the treatment of hypertension.” Dr. C. Cummings
“Very few therapeutic interventions are available to treat cerebral vasospasm, the unique mechanism of action of the cannabinoids may be useful (LOWERS BLOOD PRESSURE) in this regard.” Dr. Cecilia J. Hillard
“Our findings support a permissive role for the endocannabinoid system in the maintenance (LOWERS HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE) of hypertension and metabolic syndrome.” Dr. Chris L. Schaich
MMJ DOCTOR: Our licensed Medical Marijuana Doctors to are here to oversee MMJ consultations, evaluations and recommendations for all our patients. While Medical Marijuana is very effective for many, some patients experience side effects – assorted mental discomfort – from strains high in THC. You can ask one of our doctors about the most effective non-psychoactive Cannabis strains or any other question in a Cannabis Consultation. Schedule your appointment online now.
FURTHER READING – MMJ & HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE