Myths About Marijuana<br />It’s good for you<br />It’s nothing like tobacco<br />It has medicinal properties <br />
A Public Health Concern<br />The AMA has issued a public health statement warning that marijuana is a dangerous drug.<br />“Marijuana smokers have many of the same respiratory problems as tobacco smokers.”<br />“Continuous smoking can lead to abnormal functioning of lung tissue”<br />
Marijuana vs. Tobacco<br /><ul><li>In 1988, the IMMH analysed marijuana and tobacco and published its findings.
The analysis had a:</li></ul>Gas Phase and a <br />Particle Phase.<br />
Carcinogens <br />Carcinogens are not medicinal<br />Carcinogens cause cancer.<br />Benzapyrene is a carcinogen.<br />It can’t be filtered out of marijuana smoke, because it’s a gas.<br />
Benzapyrene<br />The Journal of Immunology has published that Benzapyrene has been shown to be a key factor in promoting lung cancer.<br />There are hollow cavities in the lung called alveoli, where oxygen exchange occurs with the blood.<br />Benzapyrene attacks the alveoli.<br />