Probably OT, but can someone explain to me why we are doing our best to outlaw cigarette smoking and allow marijuana smoking?
There are, afaik, no known health benefits to smoking tobacco. There are known health benefits, mainly in the form of pain relief, from what I understand, to smoking or ingesting marijuana. I include "ingesting" because, perhaps incorrectly, I'm thinking that the active ingredient in pot, THC, should be effective for pain relief whether smoked or eaten or taken in a capsule or whatever.
Smoking too much of *anything* for too long a time, in those susceptible to it, can certainly lead to lung cancer or other respiratory ailments. I think that might also include inhaling too much incense smoke
, but maybe not if done in the right context
Also, our increasingly secular society likes, as have virtually all societies/cultures throughout history, to use intoxicants for a whole variety of reasons, a main one being....to get intoxicated.
I eagerly await the day that marijuana use for medical purposes is legalized here in Maryland, not for me, but for my wife.