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Colorado: Marijuana good, cigarettes bad

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Batman, Feb 21, 2014.

  1. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Colorado (and Utah) are trying to raise the minimum age to purchase cigarettes to 21 in an effort to stamp out smoking.
    So, the state that OKs happy weed, says not-so-happy weed is evil and filthy. It's always seemed odd to me that the people who lead the anti-smoking fight are often OK with legalizing marijuana. As if smoking marijuana does nothing at all to your lungs.

  2. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    You can be anti smoking and anti marijuana without believing it should be illegal.
  3. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    1) The minimum age to purchase marijuana in Colorado is 21. So, at worst, this is making it equivalent.

    2) Smoking marijuana doesn't do nearly the damage to your lungs that smoking the poison does, both because of the substances themselves and because of the amounts people smoke of each substance. You don't see a two-packs-a-day pot smoker.
  4. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    How many pages can YankeeFan keep this one going for?
  5. I strongly favor marijuana legalization, so I'm not debating that....but while I understand the second part of No. 2, I had always thought/read/been told that on a puff-per-puff basis, smoking marijuana was much, much worse for your lungs because the smoke is unfiltered.
  6. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    That was also my understanding. The reason marijuana creates less risk overall is volume, not the amount of damage per puff.
  7. Armchair_QB

    Armchair_QB Well-Known Member

    So marijuana has no negative affect on the human body at all? None?
  8. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Nope, not at all. Neither does Hostess Ding Dongs.
  9. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    Hard to think that, if you're a pack-a-day smoker who also smokes a joint or two a day, your pot use damages your lungs more than your cigarette use.

    Do the math. Twenty cigs a day is a lot more smoke in your lungs. Even with filters.
  10. Riptide

    Riptide Well-Known Member

    I also wonder if all that "Marijuana smoke is much worse for your lungs" talk was just the government propaganda of the 1970s.

    I gave up pot a long time ago. I gave up cigarettes a few years ago.
    Nicotine, as I've read, is the most addictive drug out there. Glad I won that battle.
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