Skip to comments.'More tar' in cannabis than cigarettes
Posted on 03/26/2006 3:18:10 PM PST by Aussie Dasher
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Couldn't you avoid those dangers by eating marijuana instead of smoking it?
We need to put better filters on those joints.
Or use a bong....
Here is an added feature, lots of time after law enforcement sprays it to kill the plants it is harvested and sold, agent orange and all.
How about avoiding marijuana instead of smoking it? Reduces all the associated risks to zero.
Abstinence - works every time!
Wonder what it would be like to have a government that treated us as adults...
No one has ever proved that the tars in cannabis cause cancer.
No one has ever proved that anyone has ever dies from using cannabis in the history of the world.
A 1997 UCLA School of Medicine study (Volume 155 of the American Journal of Respiratory & Critical Care Medicine) conducted on 243 marijuana smokers over an 8-year period reported the following: "Findings from the long-term study of heavy, habitual marijuana smokers argue against the concept that continuing heavy use of marijuana is a significant risk factor for the development of chronic lung disease." "Neither the continuing nor the intermittent marijuana smokers exhibited any significantly different rates of decline in lung function as compared with those individuals who never smoked marijuana." The study concluded: "No differences were noted between even quite heavy marijuana smoking and nonsmoking of marijuana."
Marijuana does not impair long-term memory. Marijuana does not lead to harder drugs. Marijuana does not cause brain damage, genetic damage, or damage the immune system. Unlike alcohol, marijuana does not kill brain cells or induce violent behavior. Continuous long-term smoking of marijuana can cause bronchitis, but the chance of contracting bronchitis from casual marijuana smoking is minuscule. Respiratory health hazards can be totally eliminated by consuming marijuana via non-smoking methods, i.e., ingesting marijuana via baked foods, tincture, or vaporizer.
My recollection is that one doesn't normally smoke three joints a day. I understand that current varieties are much more potent.
It would be more useful to compare the effects on the typical smoker of one, versus the other.
ANNUAL AMERICAN DEATHS CAUSED BY DRUGS
TOBACCO ........................ 400,000
ALCOHOL ........................ 100,000
ALL LEGAL DRUGS ................ 20,000
ALL ILLEGAL DRUGS .............. 15,000
CAFFEINE ....................... 2,000
ASPIRIN ........................ 500
MARIJUANA ...................... 0
Here's another pot thread for you fWO(s)D cheerleaders.
It's easy to check out this allegation---simply open up the torso of a dead pot smoker and look at his/her lungs. If they are anything like those of a tobacco smoker, they will be black. Saw one set of lungs like that once and it cured me of any idea I might want to try smoking. PS: The guy who had used those lungs died at 42 with lung cancer.
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Smoking three joints in a day would be like drinking a case of beer in a day. I recommend neither.
Read it carefully. They're talking about hash, not plain cannabis.
Yes,and i'm sure its mostly pot smokers who are always pushing for a smoke free environment!Hypocrites.
That is correct. A person with glaucoma would smoke approximately 8-10 joints per day.
Maybe they should make them illegal. Get those numbers back up.
Here's a thought - why don't we just let adults do whatever they want - as long as it doesn't hurt anyone else?
If I want to come home from a long day's work & get drunk, high, eat candy - or just lay on the couch & watch TV - who's business is it to anyone else?
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