People who regularly smoke large amounts of cannabis have reduced bone density and are more prone to fractures, putting them at greater risk of osteoporosis in later life, new research has warned.
The study also found that heavy cannabis users have a lower body weight and a reduced body mass index, which could contribute to thinning of their
bones. Researchers say this could mean heavy users of the drug are at greater risk of osteoporosis in later life. Scientists at the University of
Edinburgh in the UK assessed 170 people who smoke cannabis regularly for recreational purposes and 114 non-users.