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    Re: Legalization of Marijuana

    I've read articles on it, and I've heard about it on the radio. You want an article quote, I guess, so here it is.



    Marijuana Unlikely to Cause Head, Neck, or Lung Cancer

    By Peggy Peck
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    May 8, 2000 (Boston) -- Marijuana, unlike tobacco and alcohol, does not appear to cause head, neck, or lung cancer, says a researcher from Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore who presented findings from a study here recently at a meeting of internal medicine physicians.

    There has been an ongoing debate about whether marijuana is as dangerous as tobacco in terms of cancer development. Daniel E. Ford, MD, tried to sort out the evidence by the lifestyles -- including marijuana, tobacco, and alcohol use -- of 164 persons who were newly diagnosed with head, neck, or lung cancer compared to a group of 526 healthy persons living in the same area. The average age of patients was 49, while the average age of the healthy volunteers was 44. The cancer patients were all treated at four Baltimore-area hospitals, and the "controls" (healthy comparison group) were selected from a large group of people living in the Baltimore area who had been participating in an ongoing study. Ford tells WebMD that he wanted to find out whether the cancer patients were more likely to smoke marijuana or tobacco or to drink than were the healthy volunteers.

    According to Ford, he thought he would find an association between marijuana use and cancer, but "that the association would fall away when we corrected for tobacco use. That was not the case. The association was never there." And that surprised him because of the way marijuana is smoked: deep inhalations, with the smoke held in for effect. "It seemed natural that there would be some connection," he tells WebMD.

    Based on these findings, Ford says that cancer prevention efforts should "remain focused on tobacco and alcohol, two known carcinogens."

    He says his conclusions differ from another study reported recently. That study linked marijuana use to cancer, but Ford says he thinks the difference can be explained by the fact that the healthy volunteers in that study "had very, very low use of marijuana." That contrasts to his study, in which "we were investigating the effect of marijuana as it is commonly used in the community," he says. Use of all substances -- tobacco, alcohol, and marijuana -- was common among both cancer patients and controls, he says.

    "We attempted to assess both lifetime and current use of substances," he says. Participants were also asked to differentiate between use of marijuana cigarettes, marijuana pipes, or consumed marijuana. Distinctions were also made between weekend and weekday use of marijuana, he says.

    "Ever use of marijuana was 66% among controls and 60% among the cases," he says. "Daily marijuana use for a month or more was not associated with increased risk, nor was age at first use, depth of inhalation, or use of a pipe." Surprisingly, using marijuana was not associated with increased cancer risk, even among those who never used tobacco, he says.

    During the discussion period after the presentation, several people suggested that lack of quantity may explain why no association was found, because the number of marijuana cigarettes smoked is much lower than the number of tobacco cigarettes smoked. "It is true that we can't really correlate pack-years," says Ford, "and it should be noted that about 30% of the marijuana smokers never smoke cigarettes."

    While this study suggests that marijuana has no link to head, neck, and lung cancer, a multicenter study released in March at an American Heart Association meeting linked marijuana use to increased risk of heart attacks. Murray A. Mittleman, MD, PhD, director of cardiovascular epidemiology at Beth Israel-Deaconess Hospital in Boston, told WebMD that marijuana smokers experience a 4.8-fold increase in the relative risk of heart attack during the first hour after smoking. The risk returns to normal after an hour, he said.

    So there. I've never had a heart attack after getting high, though.Have you?
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    Re: Legalization of Marijuana

    Does Smoking Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer? Marijuana and Your Lung Cancer Risk

    A site I found on how marijuana does its work, it says it slows down cancer but doesn't stop it. I'm only 15 I can't have a heart attack lol...

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    Re: Legalization of Marijuana

    So, still don't mean you can get cancer from it. Either way, I'm still gonna smoke it, just like ciggy smokers will still smoke that.
    Arguing tires me. All and all though, MJ should be legalized, I'm still gonna smoke, and if ya hate, it's not my problem.
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    It slows down the process of cancer TaurusDemon23 did you even read it... cigarettes are more dangerous compared to marijuana I can tell you that thou.

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    making weed lillega

    should the usa make weed lillega, well i think so thay should make it like drinking. They will never get raid of it so why stop it when you could make money off it. The goverment could make a ton off it. and then we could make money from it, growing and selling it. tell me what you all think thank you.
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    Re: Legalization of Marijuana

    I'm not a smoker, but I think that smoking weed would just be like smoking a cigaret:
    Both of them are addictive.
    Both of them mess up your lungs.
    And both harm the people around you.

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    Re: Legalization of Marijuana

    Alright there are two separate ways to look at this you could say that people would go overboard and just smoke weed openly without a problem then theres the other part that is simply this.....Since its legal people wont do it as much because one of the main reasons people do it is because it is illegal and its a rush to them thats like saying for example

    You could apply that to anything that is currently illegal and make it legal it wont be as popular because of the simple fact that is is legal.
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    Re: Legalization of Marijuana

    Think of it this way if it becomes legal, all the drug cartels will loose alot of business because instead of smuggling it into the country they would have to do it legally which means taxes. Also the US would start to grow in themselves which means even less business for them. Furthermore all the money that was made from tickets and arrest for drug possession would go down. The prices would go up cause there would be taxes on it.

    Honestly I don't care if its legal or not. And we shouldn't be worried about the risk of cancer. Its safer than tobacco products. A cell phone can cause more cancer than marijuana.

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