Marijuana Does Not Harm Lungs, Says G...

Marijuana Does Not Harm Lungs, Says Government Study

There are 1036 comments on the well.blogs.nytimes.com story from Jan 11, 2012, titled Marijuana Does Not Harm Lungs, Says Government Study. In it, well.blogs.nytimes.com reports that:

Politics Staff Feature

Researchers have found that an average of one joint per day for seven years did not worsen lung function.

The New York Times reports that

In something of a twist, the researchers found that compared to nonsmokers, marijuana users performed slightly better on the lung function test, though the improvement was minuscule.

Weigh in: should the government legalize marijuana, based on these findings?

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Since: Feb 08

Hypoluxo Fl

#1 Jan 11, 2012
I'm sure Ron Paul is happy about this.
Otis B Driftwood

Oceanside, NY

#2 Jan 11, 2012
Never trust your government.

Since: Nov 08

Paris

#3 Jan 11, 2012
BELAFONTE: OBAMA LACKS 'MORAL COMPASS'...It's continually spinning..........just like his speeches.

Obama's illegal uncle goes after cop who arrested him for drunk driving...

REPORT: DNC chair blames Tea Party for Tucson shooting...The man was documented to be a leftist loon with his photo's, his room and his party affiliation. This is another bald face lie from the lying DNC whacko. She should be committed..........where is State Marxist Media.........hiding under their desk.

Michelle Obama: Tired of 'angry black woman' stereotype...If you act like an angry black women, rant like a angry black women and continually frown like an angry black women..........you're an angry black women.

HISTORIC: ROMNEY WINS IA, NH IN OPENING SWEEP...
No credit from State Media.....The Marxist control of the Media is in CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER……..Pull their license’s.

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#4 Jan 11, 2012
Le Jimbo wrote:
BELAFONTE: OBAMA LACKS 'MORAL COMPASS'...It's continually spinning..........just like his speeches.
Obama's illegal uncle goes after cop who arrested him for drunk driving...
REPORT: DNC chair blames Tea Party for Tucson shooting...The man was documented to be a leftist loon with his photo's, his room and his party affiliation. This is another bald face lie from the lying DNC whacko. She should be committed..........where is State Marxist Media.........hiding under their desk.
Michelle Obama: Tired of 'angry black woman' stereotype...If you act like an angry black women, rant like a angry black women and continually frown like an angry black women..........you're an angry black women.
HISTORIC: ROMNEY WINS IA, NH IN OPENING SWEEP...
No credit from State Media.....The Marxist control of the Media is in CLEAR AND PRESENT DANGER……..Pull their license’s.
what does any of this SPAM have to do with Marijuana not being as harmful as cigarettes to lung function?

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Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#5 Jan 11, 2012
should the government legalize marijuana, based on these findings?
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sure, why not?
oh yeah, big pharma, big oil, cotton, and paper wont let them
Unbelievable

Bethesda, MD

#6 Jan 11, 2012
Sounds great.. Lets just have he whole country walk around acting like goofballs munching on cheetos.
Unbelievable

Bethesda, MD

#7 Jan 11, 2012
anneutral wrote:
should the government legalize marijuana, based on these findings?
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sure, why not?
oh yeah, big pharma, big oil, cotton, and paper wont let them
Actually it's the drug cartels that will stop it.

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Since: Aug 09

you poop in clean water

#8 Jan 11, 2012
Unbelievable wrote:
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Actually it's the drug cartels that will stop it.
legalization will end the drug cartel business, as well as all the violence that they cause.
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Marijuana/Hemp is an extremely versatile plant, and can be used for a multitude of things, and it is sustainable.
Pharma doesn't like it because it safely and effectively replaces too many medications.
Oil doesn't like it because it can be used the same way, except it's not toxic.
Cotton doesn't like it because it can be used to make and textile from rope to satin.
Paper doesn't like it because it is a more sustainable source of pulp.
(and it recycles itself)

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Gravediggers

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#9 Jan 11, 2012
It just screws with your brain.

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Since: Jan 08

Vicksburg, MI

#10 Jan 11, 2012
anneutral wrote:
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what does any of this SPAM have to do with Marijuana not being as harmful as cigarettes to lung function?
It's a LeJimbo post, they rarely have anything to do with the subject of the topic at hand; let alone reality.

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#11 Jan 11, 2012
Hypnotic Phantom wrote:
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It's a LeJimbo post, they rarely have anything to do with the subject of the topic at hand; let alone reality.
(it's fun to ask though)
Theo

Germany

#12 Jan 11, 2012
Can demos take Ron Paul to their government if they would win? He would be wonderful minister of foreign affairs. He is such good politicians with values. It would be pity if such good politician would not be promoted.
Unbelievable

Bethesda, MD

#13 Jan 11, 2012
anneutral wrote:
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legalization will end the drug cartel business, as well as all the violence that they cause.
My point exactly... Hense... They will never allow it to be legalized.

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Since: Aug 08

usa

#14 Jan 11, 2012
anneutral wrote:
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what does any of this SPAM have to do with Marijuana not being as harmful as cigarettes to lung function?
was this tested against smoking one cigarette a day?
Fire Congress

Huntsville, AL

#15 Jan 11, 2012
Dont these guys have something better to do than worry about who,s smokin pot.

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Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#16 Jan 11, 2012
Fake Ron Paul repubs now have to become liberals and demand the gov make weed illegal.

Flip..Flop!

I bet you Santorum, Perry, Mitt, Newt, Hunstman, will all be for the Feds keeping the law against your freedom and liberties regarding smoking weed intact.

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#17 Jan 11, 2012
carey529 wrote:
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was this tested against smoking one cigarette a day?
The authors calculated the effects of tobacco and marijuana separately, both in people who used only one or the other, and in people who used both. They also considered other factors that could influence lung function, including air pollution in cities studied.
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http://vitals.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2012/01/10/...
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so, no, not compared by 1joint vs 1cigarette.
(the study also says they couldn't find enough "heavy pot smokers" to make a determination in that respect)
Chuck Hays

Clifton Hill, MO

#18 Jan 11, 2012
Marijuana makes you lose your memory and, uh, uh, uh.
Let me get back with you on that.

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Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#19 Jan 11, 2012
Unbelievable wrote:
Sounds great.. Lets just have he whole country walk around acting like goofballs munching on cheetos.
Ron Paul says it should be your choice, not the Feds.

So you disagree. You're ok with the fed regulations and restrictions when it comes to a plant you can grow in your backyard, pick, dry, and use as you wish?

How much damage does drinking cause. Any folks walking around in a daze behind that...and killing innocents when they drive?

Any conservatives talking about making that illegal? Oh wait, we tried that and wound up creating organized crime in this country.

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Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#20 Jan 11, 2012
Gravediggers wrote:
It just screws with your brain.
Well duh, it makes you high and reduces pain.

Doesn't Burbon screw with your brain? Doesn't cigs screw with your lungs?

Why are some drugs legal and some not?

Sad part is Drinking and Smoking do more against a person's health than weed.

Ask Ron Paul

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