Study Finds No Cancer-Marijuana Connection
By Marc Kaufman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, May 26, 2006
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." http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2006/05/25/AR2006052501729.html
JWAZ - drug war = huge waste of our money with next to nothing but damage to show for the investment. Legalize it, tax it, regulate it. This is one of the most insane policies our government clings to. Now, there's something unhealthy... clinging to this stupid prohibition.