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Cannabis arteritis: Australian diagnosed with marijuana-related disease that can cause loss of limb

  • Cannabis arteritis: Australian diagnosed with marijuana-related disease that can cause loss of limb
  • An Australian man who smokes up to a gram of cannabis per day has narrowly escaped amputation after becoming the first in the country to be diagnosed with a rare disease linked to cannabis use.
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@Independent: “The rare cannabis-related disease that could make you lose a limb”


An Australian man who smokes up to a gram of cannabis per day has narrowly escaped amputation after becoming the first in the country to be diagnosed with a rare disease linked to cannabis use. After an ulcer on his toe failed to heal, the heavy cannabis user consulted Frankston Hospital in Melbourne, where he was diagnosed with cannabis arteritis, an extremely rare disease which causes a build-up of plaque around the arteries, thereby decreasing blood flow to the limbs. 


Cannabis arteritis: Australian diagnosed with marijuana-related disease that can cause loss of limb | Health News | Lifestyle | The Independent

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