Quote from farmboy7:Does pot cause cancer or CURE it???
In 1974 the Medical College of Virginia was funded to find evidence that marijuana damages the immune system. Instead, they found it slowed the growth of 3 kinds of cancer in lab mice--lung, breast and a type of leukemia. It prolonged the life of the mice as much as 36%. The DEA quickly shut down the study and all further cannabis/tumor research. In 1976 Pres. Ford put an end to all public cannabis research and granted exclusive rights to large Pharmaceutical companies to develop synthetic THC. In 1983 the Reagan/Bush administration tried to persuade American universities to DESTROY all 1966-76 cannabis research work including books.
In February 2000 researchers in Madrid announced they had destroyed incurable brain tumors in rats with THC (found in pot). They had heard of the Virginia study but after searching were unable to obtain a copy.
So who do you trust with the truth in medical research: Scientific researchers or the DEA??????
While I do not believe that pot is a gateway drug, lying about it was in my case. I saw that people who smoked it did not go insane, turn into criminals or rape their grandmothers. So since they grouped pot into this category with Cocaine and Heroin I figured they were lying about them too. Unfortunately I tried a few other drugs that truly can make you stupid, like PCP. As far as pot making you stupid and unambitious I managed to get a Bachelors degree in Engineering somehow while smoking daily and then went on to become a productive tax-paying citizen usually making more than double the median income in the US. How productive would I have been sitting in jail?
I also think this is a pretty sad place to talk about laughing at people who have a problem. I don't waste my time laughing at other people OR watching TV. Now there is a real mind numbing instrument.
I looked on every search engine available and was not able to find any study like this.
This sounds like an argument from silence. So why should we believe this story? I could say the same thing that the University of Virginia found that pot caused cancer but all the documents were destroyed and expect people to buy that? What proof do you have the the Reagan Bush administration stopped its legitimate research. Do you have knowledge that nobody else has? And if so prove it.
The truth is is that pot contains TAR, just like anything else that burns and creates carbon monoxide which pot does, just like cigarettes, if you inhale enough smoke over a period of time it destroys the lining in your lungs and can cause cancer or ephysema that alone should be a cause for concern.
Insofar as its legitimate medical uses like for glaucoma, it is being used medically. But just like morphine has legitimate medical uses that is hardly an argument to allow people to use it recreationally.
I don't think anyone here has said that pot contributes to criminal behavior or causes psychosis in most people. This is not the point. The point is that this is a board for those who want to be drug free and telling someone who says that pot is ruining his life and wants to get off of it that smoking it is okay is irresonsible.
This is not a sounding board for politics, those who come on here and post are scared and need help even with marijuana.