Does Cannabis Make Your Heart Race? | Discover Marijuana

Cannabis users often find the substance causes their heart rates to rise. The side effect, called tachycardia, is pretty common and, in most cases, nothing to worry about. But people who are diagnosed with heart conditions should use extra caution. If you have a history of heart disease, talk with your doctor about the potential risks of using cannabis.


Tim Pickett, PA-C is a Medical Cannabis expert and the founder of Utah Therapeutic Health Center. As a Qualified Medical Provider, Tim works directly with patients in need of Medical Marijuana recommendations and treatment plans. Salt Lake City Weekly readers voted Tim Utah’s Best Medical Cannabis Doctor (QMP) in its “2021 Best of Utah mind and body” edition.

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Published February 15, 2023

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