Originally Posted by Porcelain Interior
I agree about the beneficial effects of THC, but the studies linked here are studies using injectables not smoked THC. Show me a study where they used subjects who were exposed to mj smoke as opposed to an injectable.
I'm not downplaying the medicinal effects of mj as they are valid and great, but I surely don't see why anyone would get all uproarious over someone saying SMOKE isn't healthy. It's not.
To prove that smoking mj (as opposed to consuming it) is not harmful to human health they would need to follow frequent mj smokers for years to discover ALL cancer rates, not just lung.
And second hand smoke is not healthy. There is no study you can show me that will prove that second hand smoke is 100% benign and healthy for humans.
Ack, don't have time - have to go pick up carpool soon and promised ds we would bake cookies after school today!
But --- I guess my point is that, like every decision we make, it's all about weighing your options and risk vs. benefit. I can't make the argument that smoking MJ is healthy - but I can say that my personal opinion it's not as bad as many of the other things I breathe every single day, esp when it's organic, homegrown. If we are talking about MJ you don't know where it came from, IMO, that is a much larger risk.
And add to that, there are many ways to get THC into your system other than injecting. I have friends that cook with it (don't want to smoke for health reasons) and others that vape. So yes, you can reap the health benefits without smoking, and many people do.
I don't mean to jump on you because in all honesty, it sounds like we pretty much agree.
But these MJ discussions always peak my interest because there is still a lot of misinformation out there.