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Postby curious_george_43545 » Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:51 pm

The War on Drugs is completely misguided and stupid. Why do drug offeneders get just as much as people like rapists :-t Marijuana, for example, isn't even really bad for you...

32% of people become addicted to Tobacco who try it, 15% to alcohol, 17% to cocaine, and 23% to heroin, but only 9% to marijuana. (According to the Institute of Medicine)

Institute of Medicine wrote:Q:
Does marijuana cause cancer?

A: "There is no conclusive evidence that marijuana causes cancer in humans, including cancers usually related to tobacco use."


Institute of Medicine wrote:Q:
Does marijuana cause other life-threatening health problems?

A: "Epidemiological data indicate that in the general population marijuana use is not associated with increased mortality."


Institute of Medicine wrote:Q:
Does marijuana cause laziness (a.k.a. "amotivational syndrome")?

A: "When heavy marijuana use accompanies these symptoms, the drug is often cited as the cause, but no convincing data demonstrate a causal relationship between marijuana smoking and these behavioral characteristics."


Institute of Medicine wrote:Q:
Does marijuana lead to harder drugs?

A: "It does not appear to be a gateway drug to the extent that it is the cause or even that it is the most significant predictor of serious drug abuse; that is, care must be taken not to attribute cause to association." [p. 101]

"There is no evidence that marijuana serves as a stepping stone on the basis of its particular physiological effect."
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