MONDAY, Feb. 11, 2019 (HealthDay News) — If you’re an aging baby boomer who thinks you can handle today’s potent marijuana “edibles,” the case of a man who had a heart attack after eating a pot lollipop should give you pause.
The 70-year-old patient had been taking heart medications and consumed roughly 90 milligrams (mg) of THC while trying to ease pain and aid sleep. That’s a far greater amount than the 7 mg of THC that is typically found in a single joint. THC is the ingredient in pot that makes you high.
A heart attack ensued after the man felt crushing chest pain and experienced a sudden reduction of blood flow to his heart, his Canadian doctors reported.
The patient survived, noted study author Dr. Alexandra Saunders. But, “we thought this case report was important to publish because it was about a person with known heart disease and risk factors for