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Is medical marijuana prescribed to be smoked?

In some jurisdictions, like California, Marijuana is permitted for 'medical use". Its most widespread administration is by smoking Are there doctors prescribing marijuana to be smoked? While I ...
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Did Richard Nixon commission a study on the effects of THC and then have the results classified?

This was recently shared to my mother's Facebook page. She is currently battling an aggressive cancer that was brought on by Chemotherapy that she had to fight stage 4 breast cancer over 10 years ...
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Is THC an anti-cancer agent? [closed]

Is there more recent published articles on the potential use of THC in cancer treatment than this? Critical appraisal of the potential use of cannabinoids in cancer management The above paper ...
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Does Marijuana deposit four times the tar in the lungs as tobacco?

This picture is from Emily Miller's Facebook page shows one lung divided into two parts one labeled Tobacco and one labeled Marijuana. The Marijuana side is substantially less-healthy looking and the ...
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Can second-hand marijuana smoke cause somebody to fail a drug test? [duplicate]

In 1988, Olympic athlete, Ross Rebagliati, failed a drug test for marijuana. The Bleacher Report explained: Rebagliati claimed, and still claims, that the positive was triggered by second-hand ...
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Is cannabis bad for your health, when not smoked, in the long term?

This question is not about smoking cannabis. The scope of this question is limited to other methods of consumption such as edibles, tinctures, and transdermal patches. The Wikipedia article on the ...
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Was the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 passed because of the commercial interests of Dupont?

In How Marijuana Became Illegal Bud Fairy writes: During the same period, Du Pont was developing cellophane, nylon, and dacron from from fossil fuels. Du Pont held the patents on many synthetics ...
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Did Uruguay become the first country in the world to legalize the cultivation, sale, and use of cannabis?

I thought marijuana was legal in some Arab countries, but Wikipedia's front page reported that Uruguay was the first country to legalize it. They qualify as authority to me - at least, they take care ...
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Was Barack Obama nicknamed Barack Oganja?

A Twitter account named History in Pictures (followed by 515,501 users) tweeted the following: President Obama was known to be heavy marijuana smoker in his teen & college days. His nickname ...
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Does smoking cannabis kill 30,000 people per year?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-179264/Cannabis-kills-30-000-year.html Cannabis is as dangerous as cigarette smoking... [...] [C]annabis could be a major contributor to UK ...
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Can smoking marijuana from a young age cause emotional immaturity? [closed]

I was watching a fairly decent documentary regarding marijuana use and at a certain point a clinical psychologist mentioned that long term patients of his that smoked marijuana from a young age showed ...
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Can smoking marijuana reduce the risk of cancer in cigarette smokers?

The risk of a cigarette smoking person developing cancer is much higher than a the risk of a non-smoker developing cancer (can I assume that this is common knowledge?) - this website claims that ...
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Does marijuana impair driving?

Is the use of cannabis/marijuana/THC associated with risks when driving a motor vehicle, similar to impairment from the use of alcohol? The conclusions of public studies seem inconsistent. For ...
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Is marijuana an effective medicine for any one of these medical conditions?

Has marijuana been shown to be an effective medicine for any one of these medical conditions: pain, glaucoma, cancer, HIV/AIDS, Alzheimer's disease, or multiple sclerosis? For purposes of this ...
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Can you get high from second-hand marijuana smoke?

It has been widely claimed that the dosage levels of psychoactive drugs from second-hand marijuana smoke is insufficient to have an effect - i.e. to give a "contact high" Opposing Views The ...
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Does THC cure/slow cancer?

I see this popping up on my Facebook feed quite a lot (to be fair, it's usually the same 3 people): Claims that evidence has shown that marijuana/cannabis/THC can have a positive effect in cancer ...
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Can Marijuana use result in addiction?

From the drugabuse.gov website: Long-term marijuana use can lead to addiction; that is, people have difficulty controlling their drug use and cannot stop even though it interferes with many ...
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Is marijuana consumption safer than peanut consumption? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is smoking weed bad for your health? According to this image I found on Facebook, the claim is made that "Marijuana is safer than peanuts." Presumably this is referring ...
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Is smoking weed bad for your health?

Some people believe that smoking marijuana (without any tobacco) is harmful to your health and may cause problems. Examples of things I've heard weed supposedly causes: All the health problems of ...