When marijuana is smoked the heart rate is elevated and blood pressure does indeed drop. However, because of the elevation in the heart rate, risk of a heart attack is increased. This is true of anything that increases heart rates (smoking tobacco, jogging, aerobic exercise, etc) , so the risks have more to do with smoking than the marijuana itself. Though it could be said that people sensitive to the effects of marijuana may find themselves with an elevated heart rate regardless of how it is consumed.
marijuana is confusing when it comes to blood pressure. This all depends on dosage, method of administration and others factors. Upon smoking, the blood pressure can temporarily increase for a short period, but with routine use, it can actually lower blood pressure. THC in marijuana relaxes the muscles, actually helping blood flow which can in fact reduce hypertension.
Every night I smoke cannabis and I before I inhale, I can feel my heart beating a little hard. 5 minutes after smoking cannabis, the effects are clear. My heart rate slows and beats less ferociously. Every time it works. I love cannabis and will use it for the the rest of my life. Whether it be legal or not. It's a miracle plant that has changed my life. Stress is a true killer. Cannabis combats stress. No question.
It does help to reduce blood pressure ..Actually it cures depression and gives sleep and it helps to relax blood vessels arteries and muscles..So like we can say that it will help to reduce blood pressure.. In Ayurveda Marijuana is a sacred plant.. So to avoid side effects its better to consume it either through digestion or through a vaporiser and to avoid dehydration drink enough of water
After years of not smoking pot, i smoked more than half a joint and my blood pressure dropped too low. I was with a friend and not feeling better after more than 15 minutes the paramedics were called. By the time they arrived i had started to feel a bit better but they said my readings were low. It slowly wore off and i started feeling good after a while. It does decrease blood pressure.
My blood pressure is lower when I smoke cannabis and higher when I drink alcohol .I am sticking with the weed ,thank you ! Go Colorado !! Soon it will be legal everywhere and people realize it's a medicinal plant. But not for everybody ,to each his own.I also exercise more and eat healthier when medicated with mother nature.
Have been taking bp lowering Med's forever and never worked now I can smoke and it has dropped me from full on hypertension to normal range I was average 200/100 now I'm around 115/75. So say what u want it made all my pot hating family see past it due to its ability to do this for me!
I inherited high blood pressure (hypertension) from my parents and have had it since my 20s. I am otherwise physically fit, healthy, and do not smoke.
I looked down at weed users in my youth, but in my early 40s (I'm now 46), I began regular cannabis use with a vaporiser (it tremendously helps my anxiety and helps me sleep, something I otherwise struggle to do for more than 4 hours a night). Regular weed use has reduced my blood pressure to the “safe” or "normal” range. I used to be 140/100. Now I’m more typically around 120/80 (and it drops noticeably during an actual vapour session).
My Mom has to take blood pressure medication, and I’d probably have to now too were it not for having come across this natural alternative. It may not be suitable for everyone, but it has improved my life dramatically.
Being a nurse I know how to read my own blood pressure, using a blood pressure device. After taking just one puff of marijuana, and laying upon my bed, my blood pressure drops down by 20 to 30 points within 5 to 10 minutes. I've done this repetitively, in the early evenings, and the result is consistent.
Because of readings of over 130/80 during office visits my doctor proscribed Lisinopril and HCTZ even though I told her my home reading were normal and the higher ones were due to 'white coat syndrome'. She agreed to a 30 day test after I started the meds. Results:
SYS DIA PULSE
MONTHLY AVERAGES: AM 126 71 69
PM 110 62 75
She authorized the cessation of the meds and the only change was the PM numbers went up to the AM numbers. BTW: I have been using cannabis daily for almost 50 years. Once I stopped for a year and experienced numerous episodes of BP spike to 180/110 and panic attacks.
Personally, when I smoke my blood pressure goes through the roof (160/100) so I stopped smoking completely. I already have high blood pressure even though I'm young and skinny! It probably just depends on an individual's unique response to marijuana. For some it lowers it, for others it may make blood pressure go crazy.
When marijuana is smoked it raises the blood pressure and heart rate. The risk of heart attack is increased. Although marijuana has been proven to have some health benefits, smoking it negates most of them. Much like tobacco itself is not harmful to the body, but smoking it is, smoking marijuana takes away any positive aspect of the plant itself.
I have never actually heard of marijuana lowering someone's blood pressure. I would actually think that it would raise someone's blood pressure because the effects of it can be similar to when a person smokes cigarettes and there is medical proof that that does raise a person's blood pressure. Although, I am ultimately unsure.