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  •  You know, there is a DK rule about how we behave (3+ / 0-)
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    in other people's diaries.  Your behavior in this one is bordering on dickish.  Yes, it is a controversial subject, but your points could be made without being so fucking self-righteous.

    And BTW - there was a doctor who raised a huge stir several years back when he claimed that marijuana smoke was several times as carcinogenic as tobacco smoke.  He based this on the relative concentrations of certain known carcinogens in each type of smoke.  Funny thing though, when he did a major epidemiological study to establish this link, he couldn't find the cancers.

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    The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer.

    The new findings "were against our expectations," said Donald Tashkin of the University of California at Los Angeles, a pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30 years.

    "We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use," he said. "What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect."

    Free: The Authoritarians - all about those who follow strong leaders.

    by kbman on Mon May 21, 2012 at 04:29:28 PM PDT

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    •  I had surgery last year (1+ / 0-)
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      - long story - and my surgeon instructed me to use the narcotic pills that were awful for the first few days and then to "smoke some kind herb" as he knew I was recreational - I answer stuff honestly on my medical records :)  

      He told me to wait a few days for my stitches inner and outter to hold just in case I coughed.  

      He actually said that once I could smoke a joint to throw out the "oxycontin" as it was just awful stuff and that if I had the other to stick with that as it was safer and much better for me in more ways than one.

      My medical doctor has advised me I could get a card for some serious pain issues  but that he doesn't trust any administration right now.  Said lay low till the feds grow up.  

      Thank you for your comment and compassion. :)

      "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." ~Jimi Hendrix

      by Damnit Janet on Mon May 21, 2012 at 08:27:39 PM PDT

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