Is It Safe To Smoke Marijuana While On Blood Thinners?


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James Parnell Profile
James Parnell answered
It most probably would not be safe to smoke marijuana whilst you are being medicated with blood thinners. Your best best bet would be to consult your doctor about this issue, rather than taking the risk.

Marijuana significantly heightens your blood pressure and increases your heart rate - and therefore there could be serious side-effects if you are taking blood thinners while smoking weed.

Marijuana and blood thinners
  • Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the active ingredient of marijuana, and is the chemical which makes you feel high when you smoke cannabis.
  • The most immediate effects of smoking cannabis are both psychological and physiological. Usually people report experiencing feelings of euphoria and anxiety when they first consume marijuana.
  • There have been concerns amongst the scientific community about the potential for long-term health effects caused by cannabis. For example, it has been suggested that heavy use of cannabis could increase the possibility of someone developing schizophrenia, bipolar disorder and depression.
  • The consumption of marijuana is known to rapidly increase heart rate and blood pressure, which is why it may not be safe to smoke cannabis whilst you are taking blood-thinning medication.
Consult your doctor before smoking marijuana - to avoid any complications that could arise from mixing your medication with a powerful drug.
Greg Wright Profile
Greg Wright answered

According to me, it is not safe to smoke marijuana when you are treated with blood thinners. As we know, nowadays doctors also suggested taking marijuana because of its several health benefits. So, according to me, you should have to consult your doctor and ask him about the same.

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Hanna Whilson Profile
Hanna Whilson answered

I think, it is better to ask a doctor first. Many people use CBD products to maintain blood pressure, but usually they do this on a regular basis and they replace medications with marijuana. Personally I wouldn't smoke if I took a blood-thinning medication.

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