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is it true that pot has twice as much tar as cigarettes?

this is what my brother said. it doesnt make sense to me. i though pot was safe since its apparently all natural and that. so what's the deal?

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i didnt think so either. thanks :)

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  • Drexl
    Lv 5
    10 years ago
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    There have been many small independent studies that have said that, but it's aways small privately funded groups (funded by pharmaceutical companies, alchohol companies etc.). The Partnership for a Drug Free America are usually the ones putting out that information. They have a big official sounding name, but they are actually just a privately run group that gets all their funding from alcohol, tobacco, and pharmaceutical companies (all the companies who don't want to see pot legalized).

    Now it may be true, or it may not be true. Pot is not good for your lungs, so as a pot smoker, I would not call it "safe". Whenever you burn any plant matter (tobacco and pot are both plants), it will produce tar. But how much tar it produces is anyone's guess. Inhaling ANY smoke from ANY plant is not good for your lungs.

    But does it cause lung cancer? No. All the credible organizations that are not privately funded have proved this. This is because thc in marijuana actually attacks cancer cells. But that still doesn't make it very good for your lungs.

    Source(s): Pot Fights Brain Cancer, Supreme Court OK's Medical Marijuana http://www.examiner.com/x-8543-SF-Health-News-Exam... Study Finds No Cancer-Marijuana Connection http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/artic... Marijuana Cuts Lung Cancer Tumor Growth In Half, Study Shows http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2007/04/07041... Marijuana Does Not Raise Lung Cancer Risk http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,196678,00.html
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  • 10 years ago

    if you smoke weed heavily then it affects your menstrual cycle and it burns hotter than cigs so it singes your lungs, so no it is not harmless but its not the same as cigs either

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  • 10 years ago

    your brother is a retard.

    the answer to your question is, NO.

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