Heavy Cannabis Use Is Associated With Low Bone Mineral Density and an Increased Risk of Fractures

04 Jul 2016Antonia Sophocleous, PhD, Roy Robertson, MD, Nuno B. Ferreira, PhD, James McKenzie, RGN, William D. Fraser, MD, Stuart H. Ralston, MD

Heavy cannabis use is associated with low bone mineral density, low BMI, high bone turnover, and an increased risk of fracture.

Cohort Study
2 effects
2 years
314 subjects

Reported Outcomes

CausesOutcomeCertainty

Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Obesity Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor decreased risk of Obesity
Musculoskeletal system

Moderate evidence
-1.0%

Marijuana Herb risk & protective factor

Osteoporosis Musculoskeletal outcome
Minor increase risk of Osteoporosis
Musculoskeletal system

Moderate evidence
1.0%