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    Question Marijuana and high blood pressure

    I was just browsing some articles on 420magazine.com and found a few where they state that marijuana actually helps control high blood pressure. As someone who suffers from high blood pressure, I was under the impression that it was quite the opposite. I have limited my pot use since I was diagnosed with high blood pressure, and take prescribed medication to control it.

    Does anyone have any FACTS linking marijuana use and high blood pressure control? I have no interest in consuming pot via food or teas, only via a vapourizer or with a joint. I know smoking anything is bad for high blood pressure, but I have found when eating or drinking cannabis, I am no longer in control of my 'high' and don't like the unexpected feelings when the high kicks in. Any viable sources out there?

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    Re: marijuana and high blood pressure

    If you stick to calm, controlled environments, and keep to an indica dom strain, you will have very little increased heart rate. This is the reason to watch your intake, if you have high BP, increase in heart rate can make it worse. But overall, like all body fuctions, Cannabinoids regulate. They can slow breathing, bring heart rate down, and decrease BP.

    I would steer clear of the Stronger Sativa strains. And stick to the vape.

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    Re: marijuana and high blood pressure

    This may help


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    Re: marijuana and high blood pressure

    Thank you for that :-) Give up the book Moose :-) hehe

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    Re: marijuana and high blood pressure

    Since being diagnosed with High Blood Pressure, I have found that my heart rate often is faster when using cannabis. If i get "too high," then I have panic attacks. This has only been the case for about 2-3 years now, prior I was fine. never could be "too high" then, but now, more than a few tokes is too much for me to "handle.." It's weird, I dont know why this has occured.

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    Re: marijuana and high blood pressure

    Yea, what book is that?

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    Re: marijuana and high blood pressure

    Boss can you name a few indica strains.. or indica dominant strains?? I'll be on the lookout for those in the future...

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    Boss, do you want a copy of the book this came from? It's called "Med Use of Cannabis - Information for Med Practitioners" It was written by Andrew Kavasilas and is a remarkable document. For others other than staff, this can be ordered from Medical Cannabis Information Service Andrew is a part of the team at the Nimbin Hemp Embassy, and this book I consider better than a PhD thesis. I am distributing it to doctors here in Canberra. It is a guide to doctors in prescribing mmj
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    Re: marijuana and high blood pressure

    Where can I buy it? I will order one.

    As for the Indica Strains. I reccomend growing this. You will have to dose very sparing, a very little bit will do the job. Also grow it till you are at 75% amber for a more calming effect. They say the vaporizer stops most of the increased heart rate, because your body isn't fighting off toxins in your lungs, increading blood pressure.

    This is available from dope-seeds-

    White Russian
    These seeds produce plants that are fantastic in both appearance and effect. Our most typically indica strain, White Russian is a stable cross of AK-47 and White Widow (a prize winning indica clone). Medium height, consistent plants and dense, very resinous flower tops (crystals appear after about 5 weeks of flowering). With such a strong indica background, the plants smell quite strong during both their growth and flowering period. In an independent seed comparison in which over 150 different seedstrains were grown out in a greenhouse, the White Russian came out as the strongest plant (22% THC, likely to be the strongest plant known at present!!).


    Winner of the overall Cannabis Cup in 1996 and of the Cup for Best Bio Grass in 1997. The plants yield very powerful buds, coated with resin.
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    Re: marijuana and high blood pressure

    Eating cannabis cooking may be better, some say so.
    Vaporizing is definately better than smoking.
    Try it all. Then tell us how you're doing.

    I have a personal need for BP control,
    denial isn't working too well.
    Maybe I'll try an extra dose of procrastination.

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    Re: marijuana and high blood pressure

    Yes ,stick to the indica.I have smoked for 40 some years and untill a few years ago I didn't know about "The 2 different kinds of weed" Indica and Sativa.... I always wondered why some pot was "Motor weed" and some layed you back.Hmmmm well now i know.I can't handle Sativa. i never liked to be paranoid,but i just thought some weed did that. Well now i know.I only smoke Indica now.Look up on a seed catalog site and they will tell whats what as far as different strains go.When i think of so many friends that quit smoking and went on to be drinkers.All because they got "wierded out"by smoking pot.Well it was that sativa they were smoking... I now tell them to try it again but with %100 percent Indica. They laughed and smiled !!! and enjoyed it. So all you with high blood pressure (myself included) stick to Indica and see if it helps. Happy trails,Red
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    Quote Originally Posted by Propa Gator View Post
    Eating cannabis cooking may be better, some say so.
    Vaporizing is definately better than smoking.
    Try it all. Then tell us how you're doing.
    Careful on the cookies, brownies, etc when munchies hit. Be patient enough to wait for the effect instead of talking yourself into eating "just another little one". I overdid it once. Heart was beating fast enough I was afraid to move for a couple of hours. Tried to watch some tube but I was hallucinating. Generally I think that is cool but I was definitely way over-baked.

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    Re: Marijuana and high blood pressure

    The whole-body tonic benefit for general well being and even specific harms healed may be a separate effect from the one that gets you high. I read that leaves can provide this same benefit, but won't screw up your head even if you eat enough to fix what ails ya. Juice them.
    Once a day I have a hit, because it's good. I don't like to get twisted more often.

    If I nod out at my desk, my cat will wake me up, rudely. I can roar my displeasure, but he knows I'm a paper gator

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    Re: Marijuana and high blood pressure

    I don't have any ailments that im stuck with for life thankfully, having a slipped disc in my back at the moment has made me appreciate what some people have to deal with every day, battle on people! ive made a very potent tincture that I believe to be the ultimate healing form of cannabis. at a low dose it is a pain killer similar to low codeine meds and at high doses it can knock you out for hours regardless of pain levels. I find my heart rate lowers and im certain it would lower blood pressure. not sure it would be a long term 'cure' tho. One thing I will say, it may be the sleep it induces or the herb itself, but with joint pain, muscle pain or something completely different such as a bad flu, a good dose of this two days in a row has never failed to fix any minor problems iv had. id be lying if I said it sorted my slipped disc in two days but I haven't taken any anti-inflamitories or chemical pain killers and the doctors are none the wiser... that to me is a good thing!
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