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World’s most comprehensive study into marijuana delivers controversial findings
February 4, 2017 3:52pm
WHILE the recreational use of marijuana is becoming slowly legalised across the globe, the drug is still largely considered to have diminishing results on mental and physical health.
But how much of this view is based on fact and how much is derived from weed-fearing propaganda from days gone?
To try to answer that question, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine recently completed the world’s most comprehensive study into marijuana, which examined more than 10,000 scientific abstracts dating back to 1999.
“This report summarises the current state of evidence regarding what is known about the health impacts of cannabis and cannabis-derived products, including effects related to therapeutic uses of cannabis and potential health risks related to certain cancers, diseases, mental health disorders, and injuries,” the report read.
DOES WEED CAUSE CANCER?
The report said that smoking cannabis on a regular basis is associated with chronic cough and phlegm production, but says quitting smoking or ingesting the drug orally will likely reduce these symptoms.
“The evidence suggests that smoking cannabis does not increase the risk for certain cancers (i.e., lung, head, and neck) in adults,” the report read.
“There is modest evidence that cannabis use is associated with one subtype of testicular cancer.
“There is minimal evidence that parental cannabis use during pregnancy is associated with greater cancer risk in offspring.
“Smoking cannabis on a regular basis is associated with chronic cough and phlegm production.
“It is unclear whether cannabis use is associated with COPD [chronic obstructive pulmonary disease], asthma, or worsened lung function.”
originally posted by: Oldtimer2
a reply to: acrux
All pretty funny now,but when I was growing up in 60's I was told smoking it would cause males to develop breast's,outbreak's with acne,and pretty much any unknown ailment was attributed to it,plus the lame movies they showed us in school,all those did was make some want to try it even more lol,and a lot of parents probably had some stashed too,