*I can think of no plausible mechanism whereby cannabis could selectively
affect cancer cells.*
*Sorry, this is no argument. You (or any later chap) may learn later-on
knowledge beyond our present inventory.
Besides: e.g. *Iodo Uracyl* attacks (cancer-) tumor cells selectively, used
mostly in dermatology. Is it unique???
Your second par is perfect. Thank you
On Wed, Aug 29, 2012 at 4:37 PM, meekerdb <meeke...@verizon.net> wrote:
> On 8/29/2012 9:02 AM, Platonist Guitar Cowboy wrote:
>> Research on this is ambiguous and ideologically freighted, but you put
>> your finger on the right spot with: "though maybe not as much". Because
>> given all the toxic compounds from burning carbon based plant matter, the
>> question is why the "smoking cannabis leads to lung cancer" evidence is
>> much more of a mixed bag and less clear, than it ought to be, compared with
>> tobacco smoking.
>> This gap in the figures between regular tobacco users and pure cannabis
>> smokers, allows for the plausible conjecture that there is an
>> anti-cancerous effect (of Cannabis in your bloodstream, irrespective of
>> method of admin; of course smoking augments risk)..
> I can think of no plausible mechanism whereby cannabis could selectively
> affect cancer cells.
> Survey the studies, these harms are minute compared to risky legal
>> behavior, such as tobacco, alcohol etc.
> The great harm of marijuana and cocaine comes from enforcing laws against
> them - ruining people's lives by trials and prison, funding gangs and
> smuggling. I expect they are harmful to some people as is alcohol, but
> that's small relative to the social cost of law enforcement.
>> Prof. David Nutt's work on harm assessment is particularly interesting
>> for anyone wanting a large scale and broad assessment of harms of different
>> drugs in comparison.
>> I think even NIDA found an anti-cancerous effect in their 2006 report,
>> while other studies note the opposite. This is less clear than people think.
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