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Old 07-05-2017, 08:23 AM
 
Location: Washington, DC
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I had a coworker who smoked hash daily for many years. He developed cancer of the esophagus, had to have disfiguring mouth surgery and afterward he could only have a liquid diet. The cancer eventually killed him. I could easily believe that the daily hash smoking was a contributing factor, if not the cause.

Putting any burning material into your lungs is not going to be a good thing. It's just common sense. And it's true that MJ smokers hold the smoke in longer, but as astrolab pointed out that few cannabis users smoke all day and all night long like cigarette smokers do, so this may reduce the risk.

Now don't get me wrong, I am a cannabis advocate. I use it daily (vaping or edibles, not smoking), and I believe it has many legitimate medical uses, many which are yet to be discovered. The problem is that the FDA's Schedule I designation has effectively prevented any scientific research into the possible benefits and risks of cannabis. So not even a physician like Danbo 1957 can say with certainly whether there is a relationship between smoking weed and cancer. We also don't know yet whether cannabis can be used to prevent or treat cancers. The jury is still out.
Well that's one I suppose, with hash smoke being much more harsh than pot smoke. I still think the 'near' absence of cases of cannabis caused cancer is hugely significant.

We should all be careful not to accept as gospel "approved" results within the medical community only. Otherwise all alternative medicines or even religious faith in healing ourselves must be written off as BS.
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Old 07-05-2017, 04:26 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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Well that's one I suppose, with hash smoke being much more harsh than pot smoke. I still think the 'near' absence of cases of cannabis caused cancer is hugely significant.

We should all be careful not to accept as gospel "approved" results within the medical community only. Otherwise all alternative medicines or even religious faith in healing ourselves must be written off as BS.
The key is moderation. Ingesting too much of any substance is going to be bad for you. And smoke is smoke, though I would guess that cannabis smoke probably carries a lower risk than tobacco smoke since it doesn't have a lot of added chemicals in it.
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