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Toke up for health!

2012-01-11 02:08:26.240051+00 by Dan Lyke 3 comments

Occasional pot smoking not harmful to the lungs:

For occasional users, smoking marijuana was actually associated with a small but statistically significant increase in lung capacity - perhaps caused by the deep-breathing pot smokers use to draw the drug into their lungs.

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#Comment Re: made: 2012-01-11 14:36:35.13964+00 by: topspin

Somewhere attorneys are growing tumescent as they wait to get MDs on the stand and ask, "So with all the research data available concerning the carcinogenic effects of breathing smoke in general and with years of data available concerning the risk of tobacco smoking and with your full knowledge that many of the same carcinogenic compounds also appear in marijuana smoke, you still chose to prescribe a treatment plan which exposed your patient to these well known, highly documented and deadly risk factors, correct?"

It's merely a countdown until the late night TV ads begin appearing: "Did you or a loved one suffer lip, throat, or lung cancer as the result of medical marijuana use? You may be entitled to compensation."

#Comment Re: made: 2012-01-11 18:01:06.792604+00 by: Mars Saxman

Link appears to be dead.

#Comment Re: made: 2012-01-11 20:52:04.247782+00 by: Dan Lyke

Yep, they moved it. New link at http://blog.sfgate.com/smellth...so-harmful-to-lungs-study-finds/

What does it take for newspapers to "get" the web?