Heart Disease is a Leading Cause of Death in America.
People Are Dying of Cardiovascular Disease
What is the Role of Cannabis?
Join the Cohort that is Helping to Inform the Science.
About the Study
Cardiovascular disease is a leading cause of death in the United States and has recently been identified as one of the factors to increase the risk of COVID-19 death. Cannabis, a plant that is used as medicine, has been shown to impact health. The purpose of this study is to learn how specific components of cannabis (cannabinoids) impact heart health over time when taken in three different forms (joint, blunt, vaporizer).
To do this, the team will measure differences in the body’s vascular system, blood, and urine by different routes of cannabis use in the first visit. One year later, measurements will be repeated and compared. Results from this study will inform cannabis science.
Why You Should Join this Study
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We will determine the impact of cannabis on heart health.
Dr. Denise C. Vidot
Epidemiologist Certified in Cannabis Patient Care
Transforming Cannabis Research
Dr. Denise C. Vidot
A South Florida native, Dr. Denise C. Vidot is a Cannabis Epidemiologist who takes a multidisciplinary collaborative approach to transform cannabis science to improve health and reduce stigma surrounding the plant.
- Funded by the National Institutes of Health
- Director of the International Cannabis Health and Fitness Lab
- Assistant Professor at the University of Miami
- President of the Lambda Theta Alpha Foundation, Inc
- Founder of #Beastflow Meditation
We Will Educate the Community Through Research.
Participants needed for this study are healthy individuals between the ages 18-30 who consume cannabis by vape, blunt or joint.
In addition, healthy non-consumers between the ages of 18-30 are also needed.
The Herbal Heart Study involves two visits over two years.
Herbal Heart Study is conducted by Dr. Vidot at the University of Miami to determine subclinical cardiovascular risk in cannabis users & non-users.