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A 26-year-old male asked:

Can i smoke pure weed or vape weed with a non-displaced scaphoid fracture in my wrist. cigarettes is forbidden for the nicotine in it but i think weed has medical benefits for bone healing? but can i vape or smoke it ?

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Dr. Yvette Kratzberg
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Negative effect: While eating Cannabis instead of smoking it reduces the risks associated with taking a toxin into your lungs amid smoke, it does not remove the effects of cannabinoids on blood vessels. Cannabinoids are known to cause hardening/blockage of small blood vessels which can increase stroke risk in any organ system. Decreased blood flow to extremities can dramatically slow the healing of fractures.
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Last updated Feb 26, 2021

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