How bad for your health is weed? Smoking cannabis is illegal in most US states and most countries around the world. So that must be for a reason, right? To protect everyone because it’s so dangerous? Well, tobacco isn’t illegal. Alcohol isn’t illegal. And they’re some of the world’s biggest killers. So there must be more to it than that. In fact, new research suggests that marijuana isn’t all that bad for you at all. In fact, you can benefit from using it. And not just as pain relief. New research suggests that it can actually be good for your lungs too!
Crazy to imagine than inhaling smoke might not be all that bad for you, but Dr. Donald Tashkin, a professor emeritus of medicine at the esteemed UCLA, a dude who has studied the drug and its effects on lungs for well over 30 years, says it might well be the case.
“Through my studies, we failed to find any positive association between lung cancer and the use of marijuana. The likelihood is, that despite the fact that marijuana smoke contains carcinogens, we don’t see the same heightened risks of cancers that we see in tobacco.”
In fact, Tashkin claims that weed’s ‘anti-inflamatory’ and suppressant qualities can actually cut down the chances of developing something called ‘chronic obstructive pulmonary disease’, which, according to the American Lung Association, is the third biggest killer in the US today!
So it’s not bad for you. But how is it good for you? Well, the latest lab results where rats and mice were treated with cannabinoids actually showed that the chemical compounds in weed actually shrink and reduce tumors. Proof that a blunt can cure cancer? It might just be…
Just watch how much tobacco you roll with, huh?