People who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk for developing lung cancerlung cancer, new research suggests.
While a clear increase in cancercancer risk was seen among cigarette smokers in the study, no such association was seen for regular cannabis users.
Even very heavy, long-term marijuana users who had smoked more than 22,000 joints over a lifetime seemed to have no greater risk than infrequent marijuana users or nonusers.
The findings surprised the study’s researchers, who expected to see an increase in cancer among people who smoked marijuana regularly in their youth.
“We know that there are as many or more carcinogens and co-carcinogens in marijuana smoke as in cigarettes,” researcher Donald Tashkin, MD, of UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine tells WebMD. “But we did not find any evidence for an increase in cancer risk for even heavy marijuana smoking.”
Personally, I believe weed should be legalised. Especially when cigarrettes and alcohol are legal.
Smoking just stinks and is a simple addict (like alcohol but alcohol not as strong as addictive) and gives you cancer, heart problems and whatever else, you know how it is. Many people when drunk cause a lot of problems, for themselves and others. It also has many side effects like the liver damage and hangovers and causes so much stress on police etc etc etc. Weed however, if you hang around ANYONE smoking (or eating hash cakes or vapourising) you will be surprised at how friendly they are. They aren't nasty. They get extra happy and extra nice. They don't cause problems.
The ONE and ONLY thing that I can find negative about weed is that it can give you lung cancer if you smoke it. There are solutions to that, I.e. hash cakes and vapourize.
So yes, I think it should be legal, considering our current circumstances.Is weed going to get legalized?
I think it should be controlled in some way yes. I realise there re many mental health issues ralated to smoking weed, but I see the destruction that alcohol causes, and I do wonder how something like that can be legal.
it's the what's worse debate isn't it, but I don't think that anyone can dispute that there are far worse things that smoking a bit of hash...
I don't smoke it myself, but I haven't heard of any fights lately where people have been stoned, unless it's a 'discusison' over who gets the last chocolate brownie, even then, two stoned people are more than likely going to share it, than fight over it.Is Hawaiian Gold bud really legal?
finally people are starting to get the message
the comments posted here are true
its good to see some above the ignorance
lol dont listen to what people tell u, its all misleading information
you need to do your own research and see for urself
These are some of the comments I have copied from a forum
-pharmaceuticals are known to kill more people than illegal drugs
-marijuana is the number 1 cash crop in the world
it serves as a natural medicine and has many other uses
thats why they prohibited it so big companies can make more profit
thanks to "bad journalism"
-can also help aids patients, aids diminishes appetite
have them smoke a joint and they regain their appetite counteracting the illness
-no one can die from smoking cannabis and has been no known deaths compared to everything else including alcohol, tobacco, etc..
I myself have asthma and smoking opens up my airways making it easier to breathe with no side effects
when medically legalized in my state I look foward to becoming a patient for prescription marijuana. 12 states have already legalized it along with other countries in the world and more following
my job is to educate people that are not aware of the plants uses
-I did most of my research through websites, books, magazines, and the news
high times magazine
- theres more to it than just getting high
and I believe legalizing it would make this a better world to live in
-God bless the whole crop!
- and for people that dont smoke, you dont need to smoke it to support it
-all the better reason for the government to legalize..
couple reasons why it should be legalized:
-will be removed from black market and stop empowering gang members
-would be sold like alcohol, remember alcohol was once prohibited too (in stores away from children, have to be 21+)
-would be a law that you cant drive while intoxicated on weed
-prison population would lower (prisons are overcrowding with nonviolent offenders)
-keep patients from being convicted
-would provide millions of jobs for people
-would make us an independent country (fuel, etc.., debt free america)
people with an addiction (including hard drugs) shouldnt be thrown in jail, they need help
theres more people in jail with mental illnesses than there are in mental institutions
the list goes on
- the War on Drugs is a failure, its a war on its own people. policies need to be changed
we pay billions in taxpayers money to keep the war going and neither side is winning
thats just a waste of our tax money
I wonder what they do with all that money..
those greedy bastards just sell drugs back onto the street, you can even check urself on that
there was a time when there was a cia operation transporting drugs overseas into america
the government also provided Rick Ross with plenty of heroin to go around, course making money from it
the truth must be exposed, theyre dirty work must stop!
-Of course we can do something about it, we all just need to unite
screw the federal government
if no one stood up im pretty sure it would still be going on
people were tortured, beaten, killed and thrown in jail but that didnt stop them standing up for their rights
eventually slavery was abolished
same with alcohol prohibition
eventually became re-legalized
- its like theres some kind of conspiracy going on
I sense the government is up to no good and trying to control us.
credit cards, money, and now they have chips that can be implanted in skin for uselful reasons but if in the wrong hands well were pretty much fuct
they hiding the truth from us
its dangerous to be right when the government is wrong
they got theyre privacy but we dont. they want to know everything were doing on our leisure time
get up stand up!
- marijuanas not anti-establishment because its illegal, its illegal because its anti-establishment
all facts stated have been double-checked and confirmed
want to learn more?
lets all make this a better place to live in!