Marijuana has been found to have anticoagulant properties in some cases. This is likely due to its ability to reduce blood pressure and slow down the heart rate. These effects may be beneficial in preventing strokes and other blood clots. Additionally, cannabis can also improve blood flow by thinning the blood.
This can be a concern with THC, which is known to cause changes in heart rate and blood pressure. However, this effect only appears in certain contexts, such as a rodent study that identified the anticoagulant effects of THC, CBD and CBN. The rodents used in this study were obese and in a simulated model of type 2 diabetes. Based on the limited research that has been done on this topic, it is possible that cannabinoids such as THC or CBD may act as anticoagulants, and the endocannabinoid system is involved in platelet aggregation.
This effect is particularly strong when smoking or vaping THC products, but it can also occur with edibles. Carl Lavie, medical director of cardiac rehabilitation and preventive cardiology at the Ochsner Clinic in New Orleans, said that THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, can cause blood platelets to build up and form clots, increasing a person's risk of having a stroke or stroke cardiac. Lavie also noted that a low dose of pure THC is safer than a high dose of THC that contains many harmful contaminants. He emphasized the importance of having an honest conversation with your healthcare provider if you plan to use cannabis in combination with anticoagulant and antiplatelet medications. In general, patients taking anticoagulants often have cardiovascular problems, which can be exacerbated by cannabis use since THC is known to cause changes in heart rate and blood pressure. Therefore, it is important to be aware of the potential risks associated with using cannabis while taking anticoagulants.