Marijuana Does Not Harm Lungs, Says G...

Marijuana Does Not Harm Lungs, Says Government Study

There are 1033 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:

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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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Corporate Elites

Toledo, OH

#41 Jan 11, 2012
America is Not the Same wrote:
Weed is a gateway DRUG.that will lead to crack, heroin etc.
How can you rely on any GOV. statement on any testing when ALL legal medication is tested and approved By the FDA for consumption and a few years later the same drugs they approved are pulled off the shelf.
All their interest is to eventually legalizes it so it can be taxed. It's for MONEY, NOT for the health and welfare of America.
Well, unless we can end the monetary system, I would be for legalizing ALL DRUGS. Illegalization is why we have the problems that we have today.......
Parsecsam

Orange, CA

#42 Jan 11, 2012
This is only for people who have used it. Otherwise you are talking from outside of your head. Passing on rumors, when you really don't know the truth, is an ignorant act, not a healthy one. If you still believe all of the myths and fables planted by special interest groups, who benefit by keeping it illegal, then you need a good healthy joint. You should keep your mouths zipped up until you know the truth firsthand.

This is a real study that is not influenced by the government or the tobacco industry. No myths or fables. Marijuana is not addictive, cigarettes are addictive and is known to cause lung cancer. Those who blow the loudest against marijuana are either very ignorant or part of those, who benefit from it being illegal.

“Kiss Me You Fool!”

Since: Jan 08

Atlanta via Brooklyn NY

#43 Jan 11, 2012
One main reason why the repub establishment, and religious conservatives will never go for Ron Paul.

...combine that with wanting to legalize fed laws against abortion, and he's toast before you even turn on the toaster.
Corporate Elites

Toledo, OH

#44 Jan 11, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
If alcohol is legal, there's no reason pot shouldn't be legal. It's WAY less harmful than alcohol.
Hell, it is alot less harmful than prescriptive medicine.......but don't tell the US citizens that. We [The Elites] would like to continue going to war with ....AMERICANS.
George

United States

#45 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.
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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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Another "CLUELESS Liberal"... Such action will allow the Cartels to become legal producers. They will not be killing openly, any more. They will Murder in the manor which makes American Law Enforcement Heros.

I'm sure most of the liberals will enjoy the new "TACTICS".
slumdog

Pittsfield, MA

#46 Jan 11, 2012
pretty bad when they legalize a pure form of oxycontin,10 times stronger than anything thats on the streets right now but wont legalize pot.
zZaius

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#47 Jan 11, 2012
LSD or injecting heroin is not harmful to your lungs either. I don't believe that is a valid reason to legalize them either though.
Corporate Elites

Toledo, OH

#48 Jan 11, 2012
ardith wrote:
It shoud be legal. Why isn't it? As far as drugs go, it's much better for people than alcohol or tobacco. Much better than pharmacuticals...so try and figure out why it can't be legal. Who's making money?
Exactly!!! And guess WHO sponsors drug-free America?? Alcohol, Cigarettes, and Pharmaceutical companies. Talk about a hyprocrisy at work........
Corporate Elites

Toledo, OH

#49 Jan 11, 2012
OneRyder wrote:
One main reason why the repub establishment, and religious conservatives will never go for Ron Paul.
...combine that with wanting to legalize fed laws against abortion, and he's toast before you even turn on the toaster.
Conservatives and Liberals have the same agendas......big government in control......

Sarcasm......I hate Ron Paul. He is a weirdo (sarcasm). We [the elites] can not stand his policies that makes sense;;;i mean.....um...uh..uh.......... lol
zZaius

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#50 Jan 11, 2012
Parsecsam wrote:
This is only for people who have used it. Otherwise you are talking from outside of your head. Passing on rumors, when you really don't know the truth, is an ignorant act, not a healthy one. If you still believe all of the myths and fables planted by special interest groups, who benefit by keeping it illegal, then you need a good healthy joint. You should keep your mouths zipped up until you know the truth firsthand.
This is a real study that is not influenced by the government or the tobacco industry. No myths or fables. Marijuana is not addictive, cigarettes are addictive and is known to cause lung cancer. Those who blow the loudest against marijuana are either very ignorant or part of those, who benefit from it being illegal.
The government tells us all sorts of things and they are rarely ever true. You want to believe this 'study' because it somehow legitimizes your addiction in your mind, so you will.

Hell, you were smoking three joints a day when you thought it would give you lung cancer. Now you can up it to five without any guilt.
Corporate Elites

Toledo, OH

#51 Jan 11, 2012
zZaius wrote:
LSD or injecting heroin is not harmful to your lungs either. I don't believe that is a valid reason to legalize them either though.
If a person wants to use rat poisoning to commit suicide, he/or she has the right to do it.
zZaius

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#52 Jan 11, 2012
Corporate Elites wrote:
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If a person wants to use rat poisoning to commit suicide, he/or she has the right to do it.
I am pretty sure suicide is illegal. That is why they lock you up if you are caught trying it.

Since: Jun 11

Location hidden

#53 Jan 11, 2012
Corporate Elites wrote:
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Well, think about this. The government telling SOMEONE what to use and NOT to use IS a trampling of the "pursuit of happiness", and your first amendment rights of free expression. Not to mention that the Nixon's version of the war started to trample our fourth, fifth, and in some major cities, SECOND amendment rights......Think about that.....
However, I still agree with you. Like Malcolm X once said, "if they give you something, they can take it away from you". If the government give you something, it is not for your FREEDOM (see Obama phones and the Patroit Act 2 bill)........
We have given the government too much power over our lives. They are wasting billions on this war on drugs. Billions of dollars that could help save our economy. We have only seen the beginning of the formation of a police state. What is to come will wake up those who have been lead to believe that Uncle Sam knows best but it will be too late. Whats to come will be too devastating for many to survive. I hope that we the American people can put our differences aside and come together to help one another survive.
Mike

Sparks, NV

#54 Jan 11, 2012
WeTheSheeple wrote:
<quoted text>
If alcohol is legal, there's no reason pot shouldn't be legal. It's WAY less harmful than alcohol.
Pot and most other drugs should be legal. The government should not be telling people what they can or cannot put in their own bodies!!!
Corporate Elites

Toledo, OH

#55 Jan 11, 2012
SurvivngInWV wrote:
<quoted text>
We have given the government too much power over our lives. They are wasting billions on this war on drugs. Billions of dollars that could help save our economy. We have only seen the beginning of the formation of a police state. What is to come will wake up those who have been lead to believe that Uncle Sam knows best but it will be too late. Whats to come will be too devastating for many to survive. I hope that we the American people can put our differences aside and come together to help one another survive.
I agree, but you know how we arrogant Americans are???? LOL....
Corporate Elites

Toledo, OH

#56 Jan 11, 2012
zZaius wrote:
<quoted text>
I am pretty sure suicide is illegal. That is why they lock you up if you are caught trying it.
....only if you get caught, which rarely happens, but good point through......
Corporate Elites

Toledo, OH

#57 Jan 11, 2012
"though", not "through"
Corporate Elites

Toledo, OH

#58 Jan 11, 2012
Mike wrote:
<quoted text>Pot and most other drugs should be legal. The government should not be telling people what they can or cannot put in their own bodies!!!
Exactly!!!

But the government do not like a citizen to use their own form of expression because they are nothing but control freaks;;;;uh i mean, I like my government, yeah. LOL....I forgot about the NDAA act of 2012.......yes I like my government..........LOL

Since: Jan 12

Brisbane, Australia

#59 Jan 11, 2012
Marijuana is illegal because the hemp industry was threatening the cotton industry. It is much safer that tobacco and arguably safer than alcohol. If you have little risk of developing a mental illness or have no family history of schizophrenia or epilepsy then the drug, with infrequent use, would probably give no negative side effects.
It is addictive because when smoked it releases 'dopamine'. This is what gives one the high but it is produced naturally by the body anyway. As you smoke more your body slows it's producing of dopamine and relies on 'dope' for it.
It is RELATIVELY almost harmless.
RELATIVELY.
George

United States

#60 Jan 11, 2012
Terrorism is the "TACTIC" of the poor, when fighting "OPRESSIVE Government".

Our "FOUNDERS were "Terrorists", by the word of the Oueen and the KING. To day any American who engages in acts to save the soverenty of this Nation, is a "TERRORISTS"...

Anyone who attempts to save this Republic is a terrorists. Anyone who will not knell to the police kastfo, is a violator and a terrorists.

All citizens who do not work for government are considered "VIOLATORS"...

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