- One of the studies published this year brings interesting conclusions that will be of interest to both recreational cannabis users and cannabis patients.
A study demonstrating the safety of cannabis has taken place in a total of 1,000 New Zealand citizens and lasts for 40 years.Some of the participants reported a consistent application of cannabis for over 20 years, but, according to scientists, did not affect their physical well being.
Dont worrylung function, did not increase pressure, did not develop diabetes, and except for the above mentioned risk of gum disease they consumed the knives did not cause any physical disorder.
"The tobacco smoking study we did in exactly the same way shows totally different results." says Professor of Psychology at Arizona State University, Head of Study and its author Madeline Meier. "Although studies show some increase in the chances of developing gum disease (this phenomenon was seen mainly in people aged 26 to 38), there is no other on the health impact of long-term cannabis usewould be similar to long-term tobacco consumption. "
"From a certain point of view, it must be acknowledged that cannabis consumption can harm health in some way. says co-founder of the study, professor of psychology and neuroscience from the univerziy Duke, Avshalom Caspi.
"Heavy cannabis consumption, of course, has some adverse effects on the human body, but in this study we have not observed any serious, long-lasting damage."
It is interesting to note that in certain states (especially in the US) where cannabis is now legally available, insurance companies are beginning to separate tobacco smokers and cannabis users for therapeutic purposes. This change was mainly due to studies showing significant differences between cannabis and tobacco smoking.
Insurance experts react to this changeAs follows: "The fact that many insurance companies have changed the status of cannabis users to non-smokers shows us very clearly how deeply the awareness of cannabis safety has penetrated.
If not, for exampleit is clear that it is cannabis really much safer than tobacco , none of todays corporate insurance companies would risk this change, "says Paul Walker, rector of the Social and Administrative Pharmacy Division at Toronto State University. ( Leslie Dan Facultyof Pharmacy at the University of Toronto).
Cancers core problem
At the heart of the whole tobacco debateand cannabis is a long-term question about the influence of these substances on human DNA.
This summer, a rather bizarre study of the University of Western Australia was published. The study was published in a scientific journal on mutation research and concludes that cannabis smoking can cause mutations in the DNA of future offspring, causing cancer to develop early in life. Experts on cannabinoids and endocannabinoid system they immediately responded with harsh criticism of the study.
It has been shown that absolutely no recognized test methods have been used to achieve these results. Researchers have only used the results of other studies to draw their own conclusions. "It is all based on self-interpretation and lies. This study did not incorporate a lot of critical variables, making it a totally untrustworthy patch." says doctor and former consultant at GW Pharmaceuticals, Ethan Russo.
Finally, they can all be recreationalusers and patients sleep peacefully, since what we know almost certainly is that smoking conopium will not hurt you in the long run and the only thing you should be careful about is the health of your gums.
And what about you, our readers? Do you have experience with long-term use of cannabis? Share your opinions and experiences with us in the comments section!