In terms of health, marijuana helps people neurologically and mentally. On the other hand, smoking a single joint is the same as smoking 3-5 cigarettes in terms of lung damage. (Source: http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2007/jul/31/drugsandalcohol.drugs) The biggest drawback to smoking marijuana versus cigarettes is basically breathing related. Even though cannabis possesses far less carcinogens then cigarettes, the fact that most joints are unfiltered compared with the fact that many cannabis smokers do not immediately exhale upon taking a drag improves the chances of developing respiratory issues.
MJ won't give you the nicotine, which would make it less harmful. OTOH you're still sucking in a lot of burned particles, which isn't good for you regardless of their source.
Yes cannabis is non-toxic whereas tobacco is.
Cannabis(Marijuana) abuse has been credited with causing paranoia, schizophrenia and brain damage.
Therefore it's hardly non-toxic!
It simply is less likely to cause lung cancer than nicotine based cigarettes. This fact is no comfort to the millions of canabis users on the planet who have used it as a gateway drug to other substances. Most of which are far more toxic than cigarettes will ever be.
Despite myths, cannabis does not cause brain damage, paranoia, schizophrenia, or any other neurosis. It has been shown to exacerbate symptoms in people with predispositions for psychosis, however.
Marijuana actually is non-toxic; THC is not poisonous to the body. In fact, the human body comes with built-in cannabinoid receptors.
The gateway drug hypothesis is a one-way myth; that is to say, just because many users of hard drugs started on marijuana, does not mean that users of marijuana are necessarily more likely to try other drugs. The toxicity of harder drugs is irrelevant to the question of marijuana's toxicity.
All of that being said, smoking anything is harmful because inhaling smoke isn't healthy. There are smokeless alternatives for THC consumption. There is no valid study that can demonstrate marijuana's being even remotely comparable to the health effects of tobacco.
Alcohol does nothing but harm the human body and causes hundreds of thousands of deaths each year. Marijuana has been used as a medicine for more than 2,700 years, is used today to treat things like cancer and aides and has never killed anyone ever.
Considering the majority of Marijuana smoked is done so without chemical additives used to market cigarettes, the substance itself is actually safer to put into your system. The primary health concern would be the smoke inhalation, which is dangerous in any case. The drug effects of marijuana are why most people claim it is so bad, and why its illegal in most places. In most people it has a tendency to alter ones perception, which is very dangerous when operating a vehicle, or making good decisions.
Yes there are studies across the world that support this. Go to erowid.org and look under either THC or canabis and there will be non bias articles proving no damage to the lungs, improved health, etc. Just ignore the pba on the news or newspapers, they all are biased and controlled...
It isn't. In fact, smoking Marijuana helps rid the body of the toxins tobacco ckntains. These toxins may cause birth defects and death, and every time someone compares the two, I'll spit on a mosque.
It contains less carcinogens, and the THC is not addictive. Also, it doesn't make you stupid.
Marijuana is illegal all the time, while tobacco is only illegal when you smoke it at a certain age.
Me. and other people who think it's ridiculous how tobacco is a lot worse for your health than marijuana is.
A national study suggests that low to moderate use of marijuana is less harmful to users' lungs than exposure to tobacco.
Marijuana is not hurtful in anyway at all, and not sure about being healthy for you but it is way better for you than tobacco is. Marijuana stimulates brain cell growth.
You may have heard that "one joint is equal to ten cigarettes" but this is exaggerated and misleading. Marijuana does contain more tar than tobacco - but low tar cigarettes cause just as much cancer, because it increases the number of 'lesions' in your small airways. This usually does not threaten your life, but there is a chance it will lead to infections.
Tobacco is much more addictive and nicotine can cause cancer. Marijuana is not very addictive (it is less addictive than caffeine). Marijuana has a much stronger short term effect than tobacco does. Being high on marijuana drastically changes one's perception of reality for the duration of the drug's main effects.
Marijuana is always better than alcohol and cigarette smoking.
Like tobacco smoke, marijuana smoke contains cancer-causing chemicals. There are 33 cancer-causing chemicals contained in marijuana. Marijuana smoke also deposits tar into the lungs. In fact, when equal amounts of marijuana and tobacco are smoked, marijuana deposits four times as much tar into the lungs. This is because marijuana joints are un-filtered and often more deeply inhaled than cigarettes.Although it may be true that marijuana smoke deposits more tar into the lungs than tobacco smoke, current evidence does not indicate that the former results in proportionally greater deleterious health affects.
idk but i do no there is no tar in weed cuz it is placed into the tobacco plants and not marijuana plants
no, they sell it as a prescription drug.
Hash and marijuana is the same plant. Hash is basically the trichomes of the marijuana buds, while marijuana (or weed/pot) is the bud itself. The side effects are the same as by consuming marijuana. Hash is often mixed and smoked with tobacco, so if you consider tobacco more dangerous than marijuana then technically you could say it's a "harder" drug.
F*a*g*s is a slang term for tobacco cigarettes. Tobacco cigarettes are Probably the most dangerous legal substance a person can consume. They are a leading cause of cancer. Cannabis can be dangerous, but, nowhere near as dangerous as tobacco. The Number one reason tobacco is legal in the USA and marijuana is not is because of Money. The rich tobacco companies, (and the people who smoke and chew tobacco), keep it legal. Money interests keep marijuana illegal. I am not saying you should smoke marijuana, (unless it's for medical purposes), however tobacco is Far more dangerous than marijuana.
Numerous studies have shown marijuana smoke to contain carcinogens and to be an irritant to the lungs. In fact, marijuana smoke contains 50-70 percent more carcinogenic hydrocarbons than tobacco smoke. Marijuana users usually inhale more deeply and hold their breath longer than tobacco smokers do, which further increase the lungs' exposure to carcinogenic smoke. Marijuana smokers show dysregulated growth of epithelial cells in their lung tissue, which could lead to cancer;