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Charge Pot Use Off to Obamacare and You

Karen151 Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 11:12 AM
marijuana doesnt cause lung cancer, i have never heard of anyone having lung cancer from smoking pot , a wake up call we the tax payer are paying for those birth control pill,we pay for them to have babies, and abortions, where have you been is your head in the sand, we are already paying for all that,
Upsidedown Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 2:29 PM
Actually they do know. 450,000 Americans were killed by cigarettes last year. Zero by pot.
Jeff_Georgia Wrote: Apr 08, 2013 1:07 PM
Cancers don't come with labels. No one know what caused any particular cancer suffered by any particular person. Maybe cigarette smoking caused X's lung cancer. Maybe weed smoking did. Maybe genetics did. Maybe eating too much ice cream did. No one knows.

Evidence in Europe is mounting that decriminalizing marijuana has detrimental effects on the health of individuals, the health of society and the health of the healthcare system. And while many studies have concentrated on the benefits of decriminalization in terms of unburdening the court system, few studies have looked at the cost to the healthcare system.

That’s changed with the completion of a study that looked at drug use and hospital admissions in an area of London where marijuana use was decriminalized.

“Now a paper presented to the Royal Economic Society’s annual conference in London,” writes the