More fractures with cannabis use

Heavy cannabis users are more likely to have low bone density and an increased risk of fractures than non-users, a study shows.

Bone density in those who smoke large amounts of cannabis is about five per cent lower than non-users, and they are more than twice as likely to have a fracture, researchers from Edinburgh University found.

Users also had a lower BMI and high bone turnover, according to the first-ever study to look at