It must be 4:20 somewhere

It's Happy Hour somewhere!

Praise the lord and pass the brownies!

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.”


Earlier work established that marijuana does contain cancer-causing chemicals as potentially harmful as those in tobacco, he said. However, marijuana also contains the chemical THC, which he said may kill aging cells and keep them from becoming cancerous.

I don’t know why, but reading that just made me laugh uncontrollably. Shit, I’m even starting to find science-wonky stuff like this entertaining.

Got anything for the munchies? I’m starving, man.

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3 Responses to It must be 4:20 somewhere

  1. john smartt says:

    what fun! thanks for the link. a little knowledge helps to keep the group think safely away.

  2. Slave Revolt says:

    Too funny.
    I have listened to rightwing fearmongering about weed for decades. Their tactics are as tired as they were back in the Reefer Madness days.
    By the way, why can’t I access Oil Wars blog?
    Do you have OW’s email so as to find out information about this?

  3. Bina says:

    Try –it’s still active as far as I know.
    I haven’t e-mailed him in a while, and hadn’t even been to his blog for weeks. I guess he’s had so many trolls that now he’s trying to limit who can read. Either that, or he’s been hacked–or Blogspot has gone wonky of late. Strange…

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