You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
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
Marijuana doesn't cause cancer? Marijuana has five times the amount of tar by volume than cigarettes. It's asinine to say that marijuana doesn't cause cancer. Marijuana has acetone. You wanna inhale acetone into your lungs?
Both substances are harmful.
Only a fool would try to prohibit either.
We have no shortage of fools.
Don't take Amsterdam as an example for anything.
"The darkest places in hell are reserved for those who maintain their neutrality in times of moral crisis."
Things today are much better now that smoking has been nearly totally banned. This, thanks to what some say is government nannie-ism.
As I say, those who smoke, and I do not care what they smoke, are fools. When I smoked at 16 years of age, I was a fool.
Banning marijuana is even more foolish, those people should know better.
Here I will repost the links to the studies (and this is only a handful of many more pointing to the same thing)
Study Finds No Link Between Marijuana Use And Lung Cancer
Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows
A Population-Based Case-Control Study of Marijuana Use and Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma -- Liang et al. 2 (8): 759 -- Cancer Prevention Research
And people will not switch from tobacco to weed if Cigs were illegal. Cigs would still be extremely easy to attain, what would happen is that we would see children being able to get their hands on cigs without any controls, and people dying over the tobacco black market.
And while I am at it.. one other thing I have noticed that has been overlooked in this thread premise.. tobacco (the product) is still very legal in Amsterdam, the only thing that is banned here is smoking (the action) in public. Sex in public is universally banned, but that does not mean that sex is illegal.