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    Re: Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Does Not Lead To Cancer

    "singersp" wrote:
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    "cogitans" wrote:
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    Smoke away gentleman!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html
    It could be harmful in other ways still don't ya think
    NO
    The Impact on the Mind

    Marijuana use reduces learning ability. Research has been piling up of late demonstrating clearly that marijuana limits the capacity to absorb and retain information. A 1995 study of college students discovered that the inability of heavy marijuana users to focus, sustain attention, and organize data persists for as long as 24 hours after their last use of the drug. Earlier research, comparing cognitive abilities of adult marijuana users with non-using adults, found that users fall short on memory as well as math and verbal skills. Although it has yet to be proven conclusively that heavy marijuana use can cause irreversible loss of intellectual capacity, animal studies have shown marijuana-induced structural damage to portions of the brain essential to memory and learning.

    The Impact on the Body

    Marijuana also affects hormones. Regular use can delay the onset of puberty in young men and reduce sperm production. For women, regular use may disrupt normal monthly menstrual cycles and inhibit ovulation. When pregnant women use marijuana, they run the risk of having smaller babies with lower birth weights, who are more likely than other babies to develop health problems. Some studies have also found indications of developmental delays in children exposed to marijuana before birth.

    Teens and Marijuana

    Although dangers exist for marijuana users of all ages, risk is greatest for the young. For them, the impact of marijuana on learning is critical, and pot often proves pivotal in the failure to master vital interpersonal coping skills or make appropriate life-style choices. Thus, marijuana can inhibit maturity.

    Another concern is marijuana’s role as a "gateway drug," which makes subsequent use of more potent and disabling substances more likely. The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found adolescents who smoke pot 85 times more likely to use cocaine than their non–pot smoking peers. And 60 percent of youngsters who use marijuana before they turn 15 later go on to use cocaine.

    But many teens encounter serious trouble well short of the "gateway." Marijuana is, by itself, a high-risk substance for adolescents. More than adults, they are likely to be victims of automobile accidents caused by marijuana’s impact on judgment and perception. Casual sex, prompted by compromised judgment or marijuana’s disinhibiting effects, leaves them vulnerable not only to unwanted pregnancy but also to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

    Marijuana Dangers

    Impaired perception
    Diminished short-term memory
    Loss of concentration and coordination
    Impaired judgement
    Increased risk of accidents
    Loss of motivation
    Diminished inhibitions
    Increased heart rate
    Anxiety, panic attacks, and paranoia
    Hallucinations
    Damage to the respiratory, reproductive, and immune systems
    Increased risk of cancer
    Psychological dependency

    http://www.acde.org/common/Marijana.htm


    More.........

    http://cyber.law.harvard.edu/evidence99/marijuana/Health_1.html

    http://www.marijuana-addiction.net/marijuana-dangers.htm

    http://www.druglibrary.org/schaffer/library/studies/nas/dangers.htm

    http://familydoctor.org/online/famdocen/home/common/addictions/drugs/485.html



    IMO, to say that marijuana use IS NOT harmful in any other way would be typical of someone who uses it & is in denial.

    There is too much evidence to prove otherwise.
    Impact on the mind: Reduces learning ability. So me see it that is correct then it should of most likely cause me to fail at making it through college and I sure as hell shouldn't be succeeding at one of the top 25 business schools in the country. BULLSHIT! A 1995 study of college students who were heavy users. A joint a day! Not your average recreational user.

    Impact on the body: You used an article sourcing the old Tashkin project. Did you even read the article I posted? Federal health and drug enforcement officials have widely used Tashkin's previous work on marijuana to make the case that the drug is dangerous. Tashkin said that while he still believes marijuana is potentially harmful, its cancer-causing effects appear to be of less concern than previously thought. This new study was this is the largest case-control study ever done! So basically through that garbage you found out the window. Two of those other article are from websites for addiction and drug prevention. Of course they are going to say that bullshit to try to stop someone. Throw those out the window as well. Donald Tashkin is a pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30 years.

    This came from one of your high tech articles. "Our intention here is to help those who are already suffering the consequences of marijuana dangers and are wondering where they can find help." Great so how does this prove anything? I know lots of smokers and none of them suffer from these "dangers" you cite.

    Another one of your articles is from 1982! A lot has change since then.

    You listed a bunch of dangers with no scientific evidence to back it and one of them listed is cancer which is obviously being questioned in this new study by none having cancer.

    Teens and Marijuana: I started when I has a teen. Let's see I made it through puberty and don't use any other drugs. Was I in that study? Who was in that study? Where is that study?

    Your articles fail to support your case. They are old and outdated.

    Your reasoning of it being harmful is typical of someone has been to addiction meetings. There is no denial here. Only proof that none of your claims have effected me.

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    Re: Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Does Not Lead To Cancer

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    Everyone should watch this movie.....it is hilarious! you will like it.

    http://www.totallycrap.com/magazine/super_high_me_the_movie/
    It says that video has been removed.

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    Re: Study Finds Smoking Marijuana Does Not Lead To Cancer

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    Smoke away gentleman!

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html
    It could be harmful in other ways still don't ya think
    NO
    The Impact on the Mind

    Marijuana use reduces learning ability. Research has been piling up of late demonstrating clearly that marijuana limits the capacity to absorb and retain information. A 1995 study of college students discovered that the inability of heavy marijuana users to focus, sustain attention, and organize data persists for as long as 24 hours after their last use of the drug. Earlier research, comparing cognitive abilities of adult marijuana users with non-using adults, found that users fall short on memory as well as math and verbal skills. Although it has yet to be proven conclusively that heavy marijuana use can cause irreversible loss of intellectual capacity, animal studies have shown marijuana-induced structural damage to portions of the brain essential to memory and learning.

    The Impact on the Body

    Marijuana also affects hormones. Regular use can delay the onset of puberty in young men and reduce sperm production. For women, regular use may disrupt normal monthly menstrual cycles and inhibit ovulation. When pregnant women use marijuana, they run the risk of having smaller babies with lower birth weights, who are more likely than other babies to develop health problems. Some studies have also found indications of developmental delays in children exposed to marijuana before birth.

    Teens and Marijuana

    Although dangers exist for marijuana users of all ages, risk is greatest for the young. For them, the impact of marijuana on learning is critical, and pot often proves pivotal in the failure to master vital interpersonal coping skills or make appropriate life-style choices. Thus, marijuana can inhibit maturity.

    Another concern is marijuana’s role as a "gateway drug," which makes subsequent use of more potent and disabling substances more likely. The Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University found adolescents who smoke pot 85 times more likely to use cocaine than their non–pot smoking peers. And 60 percent of youngsters who use marijuana before they turn 15 later go on to use cocaine.

    But many teens encounter serious trouble well short of the "gateway." Marijuana is, by itself, a high-risk substance for adolescents. More than adults, they are likely to be victims of automobile accidents caused by marijuana’s impact on judgment and perception. Casual sex, prompted by compromised judgment or marijuana’s disinhibiting effects, leaves them vulnerable not only to unwanted pregnancy but also to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

    Marijuana Dangers

    Impaired perception
    Diminished short-term memory
    Loss of concentration and coordination
    Impaired judgement
    Increased risk of accidents
    Loss of motivation
    Diminished inhibitions
    Increased heart rate
    Anxiety, panic attacks, and paranoia
    Hallucinations
    Damage to the respiratory, reproductive, and immune systems
    Increased risk of cancer
    Psychological dependency

    http://www.acde.org/common/Marijana.htm



    Wait what was the title of this thread?

    Also a majority of the effects of weed look erilly like an anti alcohol commercial.
    Wait, what are you saying? There are no harmful effects from alcohol?

    Drink away gentleman!
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    No, he is saying your claim that marijuana causes an increased risk of cancer is FALSE!

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