A: No, it is not true. While most doctors will recommend that you use a vaporizer or ingest medical marijuana to eliminate the exposure of your lungs to marijuana smoke, research has shown that there is no connection between marijuana smoke and lung cancer. What’s more, marijuana may even help fight lung cancer. According to a study presented at the 2006 American Thoracic Society International Conference, people who smoke marijuana—even heavy, long-term marijuana users—are not at increased risk of developing lung cancer. And a 2007 Harvard University study found that marijuana cuts lung cancer tumor growth in half.
Q: I’ve heard marijuana is good for cancer, but I’ve heard it can actually cause lung cancer. Is that true?
December 16th, 2010 Greenleafaz