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POT, SMOKING AND THC ARE ALL THE DEVIL!!!

In Medical Marijuana on June 12, 2012 at 12:16 am

The title is facetious and the following is in response to this comment:

“…I can tell you SMOKE of any kind is not good for you. Pot smoke is not magic. Anyone saying otherwise is spreading propaganda.” Bob (we’ll call him Bob)
 
My response:
Propoganda? Interesting word choice given the history of anti-marijuana propaganda, but ok, here we go…
DAMN THOSE HARVARD UNIVERSITY PROPAGANDISTS!!!
DAMN THEM TO HELL!!!

Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, [Harvard] Study Shows
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/070417193338.htm
But if Bob is still vehemently against SMOKING marijuana…
 
Lighting up giving you aches? Try some MJ space cakes!!
THC is your friend…weed tinctures will help you mend!!
Smoke make you recoil? Try hemp oil!!
Don’t criticize…vap-o-rize!!
 
Perhaps our friend Bob is anti smoke,not anti marijuana’s benefits?

You see Bob, just because I enjoyed drinking a relaxing tea made out of stinging nettles today doesn’t mean I want to rub those same stinging nettles on my private parts. What’s my point? Hate the bad delivery system, not the incredibly beneficial plant.

You site Tommy Chong getting prostate cancer as an anti0marijuana anecdote…

and since we are trying to see the forest and not the trees by exploring the many methods of ingesting marijuana other than smoking it, maybe you can’t connect marijuana use to prostate cancer (unless he put it in his rear, which some people do).  In fact, perhaps if Tommy Chong took marijuana enemas he would have avoided prostate cancer or could heal it now…WHAT!?  Marijuana enemas, does such a thing exist?  Apparently, yes:

“Marijuana tea enema solution causes a particular kind of relaxation that is extremely helpful in aiding those who have chronic pain-related illnesses (especially adult colic), loss of appetite (especially from HIV or AIDS), multiple sclerosis (MS), or are suffering through chemotherapy or opiate withdraws.” http://enemasolutions.com/marijuana-enema/marijuana-tea-enema-solution-recipe.html

But since Chong is a singular example and an anecdotal (not clinically relevant) example and he is indeed now actually TREATING HIS PROSTATE CANCER WITH HEMP OIL http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31749_162-57450353-10391698/tommy-chong-using-pot-to-treat-prostate-cancer/ maybe he is a bad example for your position in the argument and even better, a solid example for my side of the argument (thanks!).

Pot isn’t the devil Bob, ignorance is.

More Sex = Less Prostate Cancer Risk

In VICTORIES & SUCCESS STORIES on January 7, 2010 at 11:20 pm
Reduced Risk Prostate Cancer with Regular Ejaculation

From , former About.com Guide – Updated August 27, 2006

About.com Health’s Disease and Condition content is reviewed by the Medical Review Board

Filed In: Prostate health

How ejaculation helps reduce prostate cancer.
An epidemiological study of 30,000 American men by Michael Leitzman, a cancer researcher at the National Cancer Institute in Bethesda, Maryland, has found that men who enjoy an active sex life do not risk prostate cancer in later life.

There has been a suggested link with greater sexual activity and increased incidents of prostate cancer in previous scientific data because of the link with the male hormone testosterone and its effect on promoting cancer cell growth.

Leitzmann’s findings were that men who ejaculate between 13 and 20 times a month had a 14% lower risk of prostate cancer that men who ejaculated on average, between 4 and 7 times a month for most of their adult life. Men who ejaculated upwards of 21 times a month had a 33% lower lifetime risk of prostate cancer than the baseline group.

Ejaculation Frequency and Subsequent Risk of Prostate Cancer. Michael F. Leitzmann, MD; Elizabeth A. Platz, ScD; Meir J. Stampfer, MD; Walter C. Willett, MD; Edward Giovannucci, MD JAMA. 2004;291:1578-1586

Researchers find prostate cancer stem cell – Reuters

In ALL ARTICLES, STEM CELLS IN THE NEWS on September 10, 2009 at 12:48 am

Researchers find prostate cancer stem cell

A prostatic cancer cell in an undated microscopic image.[Agencies]

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Researchers have found a stem cell, a kind of master cell, that may cause at least some types of prostate cancer.

Their findings are only experimental — the stem cells were found in mice — but could explain at least some types of prostate cancer and eventually offer new ways to treat it, they reported on Wednesday in the journal Nature.

The findings also show a potential new source for prostate tumors — so-called luminal cells, which secrete various compounds used in the prostate.

via Researchers find prostate cancer stem cell | Science | Reuters.

other sources:

New Type Of Adult Stem Cells Found In Prostate May Be Involved In Science

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