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    Re: Marijuana legalization hearing tomorrow in California!

    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom View Post
    You are making yet another reckless statement. The problem with our society is not Marijuana itself, but the criminal gangs who operate the underground market associated with Marijuana and other illegal substances.
    .....and the product itself.



    ....Marijuana smokers had symptoms that included wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and phlegm all of which were associated with tobacco smokers, except chest tightness.

    The study, which used lung function tests, high-resolution X-rays and questionnaires, also revealed that among marijuana smokers damage occurred to the small, fine airways which are important for taking in oxygen and removing waste gases. The extent of damage rose in proportion to the number of joints smoked....
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    Re: Marijuana legalization hearing tomorrow in California!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    A lot of things are harmful for our bodies, such as eating at McDonalds. Should that be outlawed as well? Guess what? We all should have a right to choose what we want to do with our bodies. Rather than blaming a plant for the problems of the world, perhaps you should place the blame on people who abuse these things.
    I'm only blaming the plant for the damage it does to one's lungs when smoked, not the problems of the world.

    ......Study: Marijuana Causes Lung Damage
    December 10, 2003

    New research finds that smoking three or four marijuana cigarettes a week for six years could harm lung function and destroy antioxidants that protect cells against heart disease and cancer, Reuters reported Dec. 5.
    "Smoking cannabis on a regular basis actually depletes your lung of protective antioxidant substances and this may have chronic long-term implications for young individuals," said Dr Sarah Nuttall of the University of Birmingham in England......

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    Re: Marijuana legalization hearing tomorrow in California!

    Despite popular belief, a new study shows that people who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer.

    It seems even heavy, long-term marijuana users do not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus.

    Senior researcher, Donald Tashkin, M.D., Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles says the findings were a surprise as they expected to find that a history of heavy marijuana use would increase the risk of cancer from several years to decades after exposure to marijuana.
    Heavy marijuana use not linked to lung cancer

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    Re: Marijuana legalization hearing tomorrow in California!

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Despite popular belief, a new study shows that people who smoke marijuana do not appear to be at increased risk of developing lung cancer.

    It seems even heavy, long-term marijuana users do not appear to increase the risk of head and neck cancers, such as cancer of the tongue, mouth, throat, or esophagus.

    Senior researcher, Donald Tashkin, M.D., Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA in Los Angeles says the findings were a surprise as they expected to find that a history of heavy marijuana use would increase the risk of cancer from several years to decades after exposure to marijuana.
    Heavy marijuana use not linked to lung cancer
    I'm aware of this study. Marijuana use doesn't seem to bring about lung cancer, just lung damage.

    From your source.

    Other experts are warning that the study should not be viewed as a green light to smoke pot, as smoking marijuana has been associated with problems such as cognitive impairment and chronic bronchitis.

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    Re: Marijuana legalization hearing tomorrow in California!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I'm aware of this study. Marijuana use doesn't seem to bring about lung cancer, just lung damage.

    From your source.
    Here have a brownie Dutch

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    Re: Marijuana legalization hearing tomorrow in California!

    Quote Originally Posted by winston53660 View Post
    Here have a brownie Dutch
    Sorry, can't, but I appreciate the thought.

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    Re: Marijuana legalization hearing tomorrow in California!

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    Sorry, can't, but I appreciate the thought.
    But I made them with my special secret happy ingredient

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    Re: Marijuana legalization hearing tomorrow in California!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I'm only blaming the plant for the damage it does to one's lungs when smoked, not the problems of the world.
    Actually, no. You are blaming it for far more. If you were just worried about a person's lungs you would have argued this point a long time ago. You would also be attacking tobacco. Considering that tobacco is legal, if this is truly your argument, there is no reason why marijuana shouldn't be legal.

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    Re: Marijuana legalization hearing tomorrow in California!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    .....and the product itself.
    The quote you listed, how is that a problem to society? I guess one's coughing could wake up the neighbors?

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    Re: Marijuana legalization hearing tomorrow in California!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr_Patrick View Post
    Actually, no. You are blaming it for far more. If you were just worried about a person's lungs you would have argued this point a long time ago. You would also be attacking tobacco. Considering that tobacco is legal, if this is truly your argument, there is no reason why marijuana shouldn't be legal.
    Tobacco should be illegal as well. If used as directed....it will amost certainly kill you.

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