Originally posted by Aurora
The bottom line is we need common sense laws and the weed laws are Bullshit lies made up from some zealots who passed laws based on pure fiction. I would rather people go home at the end of the day and burn one rather then use beer and alcohol. Its much safer then alcohol. Period.
I think CCS and ACS would both dissagree. Some quotes for you to react to:
"The fact that many people who smoke marijuana also smoke tobacco also makes it difficult to determine the strength of the association. However, given the strength of expert opinion, our knowledge that marijuana and cigarette smoking contain as many as 50 of the same cancer causing substances and the resulting probability of harm associated with long-term use of marijuana and with exposure to second-hand marijuana smoke, the Canadian Cancer Society recommends that exposure to marijuana smoke should be avoided."
"Marijuana contains more tar than cigarettes. Marijuana is also inhaled very deeply and the smoke is held in the lungs for a long time. Marijuana is smoked all the way to the end where tar content is the highest. Many of the cancer-causing substances in tobacco are also found in marijuana. Because marijuana is an illegal substance, it is not possible to control whether it contains fungi, pesticides, and other additives. Medical reports suggest marijuana may cause cancers of the mouth and throat.
It has been hard to prove a connection between marijuana and lung cancer because it is not easy to gather information about the use of illegal drugs. Also, many marijuana smokers also smoke cigarettes. This makes it difficult to know how much of the risk is from tobacco and how much is from marijuana."