Science Says: Lungs Love Weed

Again, no news here.,

Cannabis smokers (who don’t pollute it with tobacco) have been aware for decades that it doesn’t cause any problems with the lungs despite the drug warriors ignorant assertions. 30 -40 years ago they published a couple of studies of Costa Rican and Jamaican cannabis consumers and compared several thousand of them to tobacco smokers and non smokers. (1 Cannabis in Costa Rica: A Study of Chronic Marijuana Use, 1980-82: 2 Ganja in Jamaica: A Medical Anthropological Study of Chronic Marijuana Use. 1975) They found no impairment caused by cannabis and a small but significant protection level (i.e. cannabis smokers suffered a little less than non smokers from things like bronchitis and lung cancer). I suspect this is the first time you’ve heard about those studies. Now try and find copies. They’re not out there. I wonder why.

Are they fictional? (in which case the HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL MENTAL HEALTH LETTER:Marijuana. L. Grinspoon, vol. 4, no. 5. Nov, 1987 is also fictional – or lying)

Or would the powers that be prefer us not to read them. I genuinely don’t know. I’ve been reading references to them for years but never seen a copy or even extensive extracts from them. Will someone please put us out of our misery and post them up to the web…


About Harry Stottle
Refugee from the Stumbleupon Blogicide of October 2011 Here you will find my "kneejerk" responses to the world and what I happen to bump into. For my more detailed considerations and proposals, please visit my website or my previous main blogging site.

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