Pure cannabis is better for your health than smoking it with tobacco, new research reveals
Study finds a combination of marijuana and tobacco raises blood pressure adding to risk of heart disease
SMOKING pure cannabis is better for your health than mixing it with tobacco, a study found.
Combining the two boosted memory and improved concentration, compared with weed alone.
But it raised blood pressure and heart rate – increasing the risk of heart disease.
Most pot users mix the class B drug with tobacco in the belief it makes them more spaced-out.
But volunteers were no more likely to feel “stoned” or “dizzy” when combining the two in trials.
Researchers tested a combination of marijuana, tobacco and placebos on 24 non-dependant but “experienced” stoners.
They had to remember and recall short stories and patterns and rate their mood and experiences after taking the drugs over several weeks.
Scientists from University College London also recorded the participants’ heart rate and blood pressure.