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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Study finds no lung damage in long-term moderate cannabis use

From today's New York Times Health Section...

In something of a twist, the researchers found that compared to nonsmokers, marijuana users performed slightly better on the lung function test, though the improvement was minuscule.

Dr. Tashkin said he and his colleagues had found in their own research — unexpectedly — that even smoking up to three joints a day did not appear to cause a decrease in lung function. “I think that the bottom line is that there does not appear to be any negative impact on lung function of marijuana smoking,” he said, “and that therefore marijuana is not a risk factor for the development of C.O.P.D. Tobacco smoking is the most important risk factor for C.O.P.D.”

1 comment:

repete said...

Makes me wonder how long until DEA victims can claim "self-defense of my life" for getting caught with MJ.

MJ, NOW with additional antioxidants!