ferinox;10724771 said:Weed was a gateway drug for me but not in the sense that politicians use as an argument to keep it illegal. It was a gateway to other substances bc I came into contact with other drugs through weed dealers with good drug connections.
reported deaths from cannabis = 0
People do drugs because they want to, not because they had some beer or a bong.
I just think the whole gateway theory is another way to put the onus of drug taking on a substance as opposed to individual responsibility
Yes, inhaling combusted plant matter is unhealthy, but there are other ways to ingest Cannabis. Vaporization and edibles for a start.
P A;10727091 said:Naturally, yeah, there are. But while the whole 'you don't have to smoke it' schtick may apply to medical applications, and sure does sound like a reasonable rejoinder, what proportion of recreational cannabis users do you sincerely believe rely near-exclusively upon methods other than smoking to achieve a buzz? The number is depressingly low, my friend.
i use cannabis orally but the buzz is not the same (i.e. not recreational) i use oral cannabis to increase singing skills, something that smoking weed goes against literally
Transcendence;10725281 said:Nuh Uh! Alcohol isn't a drug b because you uh, drink it! And it's legal! And it's a christian drink! I like alcohol. I drink it every night, and I don't do drugs.
Jesus drank wine. Are you saying Jesus took drugs? Fuck you.
It's less illegal so it's probably even safer, right?
"Our results suggest that cannabis smoking may be a risk factor for lung cancer. However, residual confounding by tobacco smoking or other potential confounders may explain part of the increased risk."
"Observational studies of subjects with marijuana exposure failed to demonstrate significant associations between marijuana smoking and lung cancer after adjusting for tobacco use.
source: Cannabis use and risk of lung cancer: a case–control studyThe present findings are consistent with the three North African case–control studies 16–18 that have reported a six- to eight-fold increased risk of lung cancer with cannabis smoking, although the lack of detailed smoking histories and the custom of mixing cannabis with tobacco may have contributed to the risks observed
the relation is definitely not as clear as you are trying to make it seem
I pretty much agree with what you are saying. On a tangent, however, have you seen the reports that while smoked cannabis is carcinogenic some cannabinoids may inhibit tumour growth. If this is true then cannabis is probably less likely to give you cancer than tobacco, as the two effects will work against each other.P A;10729281 said:When did I directly implicate cannabis in the etiology of cancer? From the studies I've linked, the association alone is clear. This fact, coupled with the knowledge that inhaling combustion products is generally harmful to human lung tissue, is more than enough to warrant serious concern.