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Brainstem and thalamic haemorrhage following cannabis consumption
  1. Ruchika Tandon,
  2. Sudhir Kumar Verma,
  3. Narendra Singh
  1. Department of Medicine, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Ruchika Tandon, Department of Medicine, King George’s Medical University, Lucknow 226003, India; rtlib161080{at}

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Cannabis, an illicit recreational substance, is considered to be relatively safe by the public.1 However, potential health risks, particularly cardiovascular risks, are a cause of concern.2 Ischaemic and rarely haemorrhagic strokes may occur with cannabis use.2–4 Stroke usually ensues following chronic cannabis use or with concomitant use of tobacco and cannabis.2 3

A 23-year-old man, brought in an unconscious state with suspected poisoning had …

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  • Contributors RT and NS examined and investigated the patient. All authors contributed to the writing of the manuscript. RT and SKV are responsible for overall content of the manuscript.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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