Cannabis and Organ Transplants…?
Question by m0rphinexxkisses: Cannabis and Organ Transplants…?
Well, here in the USA, several legal marijuana patients are being denied organ transplants because of “substance abuse” even though it is what has been helping these patients and they can legally use it.
So, my question, if cannabis has been proven to have no negative affects on certain organs, are they still accepting organ donations from marijuana users?
Thanks Banker, I know a lot about marijuana. Trust me. So much research. Just need to know if they reject donated organs from marijuana users.
Answer by JBlay
If you inhale cannibals through the form of smoke, then you are damaging your lungs, your respiratory system, your esophagus, your sinus, and possibly more. Because inhaling any kind of smoke is determintal to your health. But if the patient is consuming cannabis through the form of eating, then no.
Answer by Banker
There’s been all kinds of smaller independent studies that once lied and said it causes cancer and makes you dumb permanently and all this and that, but Donald Tashkin is the government’s lead cancer researcher at UCLA, and he concluded in 2006, along with his team, that it does not cause any adverse effects on a person after 20 years of heavy use. We now know the truth about marijuana because he ran the largest study of all time, which lasted 30 years, so we can now see the long term effects, and they are not negative. The ironic thing about it, is that the government once used his research to prove that marijuana was BAD. He now recanted his original statements and says that it is not bad at all, because he admits that it’s been 20 years since they began the study, and we are just now finally seeing the long term effects of heavy daily use.
Google: “Donald Tashkin UCLA”
The people who say it causes lung cancer can’t cite any credible sources, only small independent groups with small controlled studies. Every credible research team that has studied the effects has concluded that it does not damage lungs, in fact, it has a protection effect against cancer because THC has been proven to kill cancer cells.
I’ve never heard of them denying organs that come from marijuana users, only denying medical marijuana users from receiving organs.
Ignorance is bliss.
Study Finds No Cancer-Marijuana Connection
“The largest study of its kind has unexpectedly concluded that smoking marijuana, even regularly and heavily, does not lead to lung cancer.The new findings “were against our expectations,” said Donald Tashkin of the University of California at Los Angeles, a pulmonologist who has studied marijuana for 30 years. We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use,” he said. “What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect.” ”
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