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That's a Lot of Smoke You're Trying to Blow

Submitted by David Borden on
Reuters - Marijuana may up heart attack, stroke risk: study:
"The marijuana users in the study averaged smoking 78 to 350 marijuana cigarettes per week, based on self-reported drug history, the researchers said."
I'm not going to even argue the conclusions of this study because they do not apply to the vast majority of cannabis users. By my calculations, using 350 joints a week is smoking approximately a joint every 20 minutes for 18 hours a day. You would have to be smoking one while rolling your next, all day long. You couldn't hold a job that would pay for that much cannabis. because you wouldn't have time to smoke it all. From the government's own numbers only about twelve percent of adult cannabis smokers smoke four or more cigarettes per day. Given that the distribution is skewed right, this study's population accounts for only the most chronic (heehee) users. None of these drug warriors have ever been able to produce a single case of cannabis causing death, not even by heart attack or stroke. Yet, the government still wastes our tax dollars to spew this nonsensical bullshit as if it applied to responsible cannabis users. Originally posted 5/13/2008 - Ganja Blue

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