As more and more states legalize marijuana for medicinal and recreational use it is important to determine its effects on kidney function in healthy young adults. A select few have performed studies to determine if there is any correlation between marijuana use and kidney function. One study, published in the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, concluded that their findings were largely null and did not demonstrate a longitudinal association between marijuana use and eGFRcys change, rapid eGFRcys decline, or prevalent albuminuria.1
Another MD from the University of California, San Francisco and San Francisco VA Medical Center also studied this association and came up will null values and found no real correlation between marijuana use and kidney function – at least – not in healthy young adults. They did note however, that results may prove different and show an effect in older adults or kidney disease patients.