A Little Doob’ll Do Ya

Toke for your health.

A single joint of marijuana obstructs the flow of air as much as smoking up to five tobacco cigarettes, but long-term pot use does not increase the risk of developing emphysema, new research suggests.
…However, the researchers found that the progressive chronic lung disease emphysema, often associated with cigarette smoking, was uncommon among marijuana smokers. Only 1.3 percent of the long-term pot smokers were found to have signs of the disease compared to 16.3 percent of those who combined marijuana and tobacco, and 18.9 percent of those who only smoked tobacco.

But every bit of good news has it’s downside…

…Last week, another study published in The Lancet medical journal suggested that using marijuana may increase the likelihood of becoming psychotic, with even infrequent use potentially raising the overall small risk by up to 40 percent.

I dunno ~ I think they may have had latent psychotic tendencies to begin with, because every doper I’ve ever known was sleepy-time mellow and too stoned to worry about Karl Rove. And who ever heard of a Kiwi killing spree?

…The three-year Thorax study involved 339 people in New Zealand, where pot smoking is fairly common.

That explains why the visuals for LOTR were so intense. Take a little tolkien the pipe…

…and come up with a boss a$$ fantasy.
But there was one last, little info nugget that brought a chortle on…

Jeff Garrett, president of the Australia-New Zealand Thoracic Society, who was not involved in the study

Dude, you are so busted.

2 Responses to “A Little Doob’ll Do Ya”

  1. John says:

    Uhm, even the most avid pot smoker does not smoke anything like a 2-pack a day cig smoker in terms of volume of weed. Did they adjust for # of units smoked?

Image | WordPress Themes