OpieRadio Logo
Compound Media Logo
Jim Norton Logo

Marijuana doesn't appear to harm lung function, study finds

Discussion in 'Current Events' started by ShooterMcGavin, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    18,028
    Likes Received:
    1,380
    SUMMARY

    Smoking marijuana as often as one joint daily for seven years, or one joint weekly for 20 years was not linked with worse lung function


    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2012/...rm-lung-function-study-finds/?intcmp=trending

     
  2. OilyJillFart

    OilyJillFart Well-Lubed Member

    Joined:
    Sep 26, 2008
    Messages:
    2,835
    Likes Received:
    1,107
    I don't know any smokers who use that few per day. I'd guess double would be closer to the real average.
     
  3. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    18,028
    Likes Received:
    1,380
    I smoke probably three to four a day. On weekends, though, when I'm out drinking, I'll smoke two packs in 8 hours.
     
  4. Josh_R

    Josh_R Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 29, 2005
    Messages:
    5,847
    Likes Received:
    458
    How's that feel in the morning?
     
  5. Danesy

    Danesy Cute but psycho, it all evens out.

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    28,313
    Likes Received:
    10
    That's when I smoke the most, when I'm drinking. I practically chain smoke. Then the next day I don't smoke at all, I can't.
     
  6. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    18,028
    Likes Received:
    1,380
    Danesy answered your question for me:

    At my friend's bachelor party, we had Lucky Strikes. He likes that brand so we got him some, they are hard to find these days but luckily we found one gas station that sells nonfilters.

    My god, my lungs were fucking killing me the next day.
     
  7. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    36,186
    Likes Received:
    21,790
    Same as everyone else, I smoke around five on a normal day, and chain smoke while drinking. I also smoke a lot if I drive for long distances.
     
  8. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    18,028
    Likes Received:
    1,380
    Driving is a bitch, too. I go to Dallas a lot and I probably smoke half a pack on my way down. That's 3 hours.
     
  9. Danesy

    Danesy Cute but psycho, it all evens out.

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2006
    Messages:
    28,313
    Likes Received:
    10
    Since I don't have a car, the other time I smoke a lot is when I'm on the phone. I don't know why but I chain smoke through the entire conversation. Weird.
     
  10. THRILLHO

    THRILLHO Registered User

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    871
    Likes Received:
    1,075
    Good job keeping it illegal, federal government! :clap: fuckin' shitdicks.
     
  11. Your_Moms_Box

    Your_Moms_Box Free Shit / Socialism 2016

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    5,755
    Likes Received:
    469
    All the smokers here are making me very very happy with my E-cig I'm smoking at the moment.


    i wish weed was legal....
     
  12. Neckbeard

    Neckbeard I'm Team Piggy!

    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2011
    Messages:
    24,726
    Likes Received:
    15,097
    1 joint a week? Are you serious?
     
  13. Neon

    Neon ネオン
    Donator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    51,654
    Likes Received:
    18,423
    Right? Unthinkable!
     
  14. KRSOne

    KRSOne Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2011
    Messages:
    12,684
    Likes Received:
    2,854
    Its a gateway drug so we must keep it illegal, for the children.
     
  15. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    18,028
    Likes Received:
    1,380
    If you read it you'll find that even one joint a day (for seven year study) does not affect your lungs poorly either.

    I hate the gateway drug argument. I smoke weed and I would NEVER EVER FUCKING TOUCH crack, cocaine, meth, heroin etc. Anything made in a lab is off-limits for me, but I will try Shrooms or DMT (DMT is arguably made in a lab, but its a combination of un-altered substances [PLEASE CORRECT ME IF I'M WRONG])
     
  16. Neon

    Neon ネオン
    Donator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    51,654
    Likes Received:
    18,423
    It is only a gateway drug because it is illegal. Legalizing it would solve that problem. Here's my thinking: Nowadays, to get weed, you are already putting yourself in the "drug world" - i.e you are breaking the law, you are hanging out with drug users and drug dealers, which means that you are both more exposed to harder drugs, and more inclined to start using other drugs because society already sees you as breaking the law and being a drug user just for smoking pot. If pot was sold in bodegas, then pot smokers would not be considered criminal drug users, and will not be exposed to drug dealers, making it less of a gateway to other substances. Just look at alcohol. How many people go from alcohol to crack? That's quite a leap. But going from "Illegal drug A" to "Illegal drug B" is a much smaller step, at least mentally (which is all that matters in this case). You know when alcohol was a gateway drug? During prohibition.
     
  17. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    18,028
    Likes Received:
    1,380
    This is an excellent point, however, my whole deal with the "gateway" argument is due to personal accountability. If you have an addictive personality, that is, hereditary, then you are more likely to use harder drugs after smoking marijuana.

    I agree that, although alcoholism is not a disease, it is a hereditary condition, and if you have an addictive disposition, you will absolutely look for harder and harder shit.

    What I will say is that I hate people who say, "Weed makes you paranoid." Any drug that is illegal will make you paranoid, simply because it is illegal. If weed was not illegal, you would get a better high, because that paranoia will not be there. All of my paranoia on weed has to do with the fact that people may call the cops if they smell it. If it were legal, that negative side effect would absolutely go away.
     
  18. Your_Moms_Box

    Your_Moms_Box Free Shit / Socialism 2016

    Joined:
    Dec 20, 2004
    Messages:
    5,755
    Likes Received:
    469
    Pot is a gateway drug to harder drugs in the same way that Chips are a gateway drug to cigarettes since they are sold in the same place.

    The only truth to the gateway argument is that people with destructive/addictive personalities will probably start their habit with pot before moving on to harder drugs; however they will probably use booze before weed, so it must be a gateway to pot.

    I have smoked pot but you wouldn't catch me dead with anything harder.


    Also, I've met way more alcoholics I can't stand than I have potheads.



    Ediit : I don't think that addiction is a disease, I think it is a mental condition which I don't put in the same category as cancer, aids, or the flu. To me a disease is something caused by an external factor (germ, virus, mutated cell, etc etc).
     
  19. Neon

    Neon ネオン
    Donator

    Joined:
    Mar 23, 2008
    Messages:
    51,654
    Likes Received:
    18,423
    Yup. My best highs were in places like Amsterdam, and it wasn't just because of the quality. There is an almost subconscious thing that's always at the back of your mind.
     
  20. transit grinder

    transit grinder Baglin' with the Sex

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2008
    Messages:
    9,938
    Likes Received:
    181
    Marijuana good. War on drugs bad.

    These are my thoughts on everything.

    I know it might take you all months to crack the code, but I have faith.
     
  21. whiskeyguy

    whiskeyguy PR representative for Drunk Whiskeyguy.

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2010
    Messages:
    36,186
    Likes Received:
    21,790
    Pot is not the gateway... the gateway is a willingness to use an illegal substance to change the way you feel in the first place. Pot is just naturally the first illegal drug people try. Once you verify that you can feel pretty cool from one drug, you try others.
     
  22. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    18,028
    Likes Received:
    1,380
    There's also that whole thing I mentioned earlier with the cops. The reason people are scared of pot is because they are uninformed due to the illegality of it. "Oh no, that must be illegal for a reason," is the original thought. Then, after trying it, people are probably willing to ask, "Hey, what else aren't the authorities telling me?"
     
  23. Voss's Tumor

    Voss's Tumor Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    15,516
    Likes Received:
    4
    You fuck, drop a nigga a line!
     
  24. ShooterMcGavin

    ShooterMcGavin Go back to your shanties.

    Joined:
    May 25, 2005
    Messages:
    18,028
    Likes Received:
    1,380
    :haha7: I try to hang out with our pal Papagolash when I'm there. Was able to hang out with Roche at one point as well. Would be happy to meet ya sir, although now that my Dallas friends have moved to NY, I probably won't be down there as much other than to go to OU-TX
     
  25. Voss's Tumor

    Voss's Tumor Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 2, 2005
    Messages:
    15,516
    Likes Received:
    4
    You bitches be trippin!
     

Share This Page