Published March 2, 2017 This content is archived.
An article in PEOPLE Magazine about the opening of the world’s first “cannabis gym in San Francisco, which will allow members to consume cannabis at the gym before or after their workouts, quotes Ed Bednarczyk, chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. “I don’t see that the safety tradeoff is worth the benefit you may possibly get,” he said. “My biggest worry is that people are ignoring the cardiovascular effects of cannabinoids. THC increases both your heart rate and blood pressure. That’s going to happen with exercise as well, especially when you’re lifting. Hypertension is not a good thing, and doing something that increases your blood pressure or heart rate independent of your exercise isn’t something you’d want to do.”
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