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Smoking Marijuana tied to testicular cancer (2x risk)
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Posted on 09/11/2012 8:00:21 AM PDT by GeronL

Reuters) - Young men who had smoked marijuana recreationally were twice as likely to be diagnosed with testicular cancer than men who have never used marijuana, according to a U.S. study. .....

"This is the third study consistently demonstrating a greater than doubling of risk of this particularly undesirable subtype of testicular cancer among young men with marijuana use," said Victoria Cortessis of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, who led the study.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: cannabis; drugs; drugwar; marijuana; warondrugs; wod; wodlist; wosd
Potheads... who could tell?

3rd study with same results.

1 posted on 09/11/2012 8:00:28 AM PDT by GeronL
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To: GeronL

Mass Darwin Awards


2 posted on 09/11/2012 8:02:26 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: GeronL

Didn’t seem to effect Willie Nelson


3 posted on 09/11/2012 8:05:30 AM PDT by ropin71 (God Bless our Troops!)
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To: GeronL

What a ridiculous study as presented.
If all the studies were conducted as this one is presented, I don’t know the researchers came to any conclusions whatsoever.


4 posted on 09/11/2012 8:07:47 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: GeronL

5 posted on 09/11/2012 8:09:53 AM PDT by Dan Zachary
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To: GeronL

That’s just nuts.


6 posted on 09/11/2012 8:11:54 AM PDT by crosshairs (America: Once the land of the free. Still the home of the brave.)
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To: GeronL

Sounds like a south park episode where guys purposely get testicular cancer to receive medical marijuana...then bounce on said balls like kids on their hoppity balls.


7 posted on 09/11/2012 8:12:11 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GeronL

This is medicine?


8 posted on 09/11/2012 8:12:11 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GeronL
SOS-DD


9 posted on 09/11/2012 8:12:25 AM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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To: ropin71
Didn’t seem to effect Willie Nelson

get a close look, did ya?

10 posted on 09/11/2012 8:15:15 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: GeronL

The war on drugs is over. It was over before it started. You folks didn’t learn from Prohibition.

Don’t whine as your personal freedoms are taken away daily as a result of this war. Don’t whine about Obama running guns to Mexican drug cartels. Don’t whine if the police dress and act like Palestinian terrorists.


11 posted on 09/11/2012 8:17:15 AM PDT by AlmaKing
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To: GeronL

Why does a scientific story turn into a debate about the war on drugs?

Pot either increases the risk of cancer or it doesn’t. It’s a scientific question, not a social one.

The story also said they found that cocaine use DECREASED the cancer risk. Does that mean they are calling for the legalization of cocaine? No, it just means they are stating the results of a scientific study.

The study isn’t calling for the outlawing (or legalization) of marijuana. It’s just stating a scientific finding: marijuana use increases the risk of cancer.

Is there something wrong with people having more information so they can make an informed decision?


13 posted on 09/11/2012 8:34:05 AM PDT by Brookhaven (The Democratic Party has become the Beclowning Party)
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To: GeronL

There’s no high worth my boys.


14 posted on 09/11/2012 8:35:38 AM PDT by RichInOC (An erect Bill Clinton has no conscience.)
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To: Vaquero

If your 15 year has trouble getting out of bed in the morning or has toe jam, the QUACK at the Pot Shop (quacks working directly for the distributor- malpractice anyone?) will prescribe pot. ANYONE will get the prescription.

It’s all a scam.


15 posted on 09/11/2012 8:35:48 AM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: Vaquero

Look at this another way...

Putting people in jail and being paid to take care of them is BIG BUSINESS. Prisons are becoming privatized, and just like in the Education Monopoly you need participants to make ot a profitable venture.

Understand that “prohibition” was first proposed to rid our country from “demon alcohol” and cure many societal ills. What it did was stimulate the desire as Americans hate being told what to do, and created a criminal class to provide the prohibited items.

When Prohibition was repealed the Government had a problem, what to do to keep all pf the Agents employed, it was in the middle of the depression. Peter Anslinger, the head of the agency at the time and others cooked up a new “demon”, first Cocaine crazed Negroes raping white women, and then reefer madness. Note they had NOT been identified as a problem when the focus was on Alcohol, but suddenly became so when repeal came

1937 — At the two-hour Congressional hearing on July 10 that preceded passage of the Marihuana Tax Act, the American Medical Association’s legal director, Dr. William C. Woodward, presents an inspired prophecy: “Since the medicinal use of cannabis has not caused and is not causing addiction, the prevention of the use of the drug for medicinal purposes can accomplish no good whatsoever. How far it may serve to deprive the public of the benefits of a drug that on further research may prove to be of substantial value, it is impossible to foresee.”

Voila, the Government had found it’s new demon, and if you look at it closely it was really a racially motivated scheme.

http://petergormanarchive.com/at/drug-war-stories/sixty-years-of-reefer-madness-prohibition-follies-from-anslinger-to-mccaffrey.html

Prohibition creates a problem in many cases, and the solution in the Governments eyes is incarceration. I can back up a 26 ft U-Haul to virtually any liquor store in the USA and buy them out and all I will hear is “thanks, come again!” Did Alcohol suddenly change ot’s “nature” and become ok?

No, it was again legal and use dropped considerably after a time. The Government got tax revenue from it and the whole thing passed into history.

In my life I have known a lot of people who used and abused many things, and I will tell you personally I would rather deal with a pot smoker than a drunk or a pill popper any time any where.

So all of the snarky comments mean nothing to me, this is my personal experience over many years. The “studies” being brought out only serve to keep “reefer madness” on the front burner and acting as a vehicle to increase prison population.

Do some research and stop parroting old axioms, if you don’t like it don’t smoke it. And this last tidbit for all of the “tut tutters” who consider themselves so wise.

Over 200,000 Americans die each and every year from taking LEGAL prescription medicines provided by their doctor. When have you EVER heard of, as they said on Saturday Night Live, “Another Marijuana related death”

Choose your poison boys and girls


16 posted on 09/11/2012 8:38:39 AM PDT by 100American (Knowledge is knowing how, Wisdom is knowing when)
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To: Brookhaven

Just ask them how much they’re makin’ (money selling pot) or takin’ (using it to escape reality).


17 posted on 09/11/2012 8:39:43 AM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: GeronL

You just do not know what you are talking about, unless your state is that way.


18 posted on 09/11/2012 9:02:51 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: 100American

Good information. Really wont matter some people are so misinformed and hysterical about cannabis it is laughable.


19 posted on 09/11/2012 9:06:04 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: GeronL

Maybe Marijuana’s not the only thing they’re “into.”


20 posted on 09/11/2012 9:07:11 AM PDT by Hiddigeigei ("Talk sense to a fool and he calls you foolish," said Dionysus - Euripides)
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To: GeronL
I'm still tryiing to see a down side to this.

A mental defective doesn't like reality. He MAKES A CHOICE. He spends all his time stoned. He contracts a cancer that gelds him or kills him, removing his commiecrat ass from the gene pool.

Win/win for the rest of us. (Bad news for Cheetos sales tho...)

21 posted on 09/11/2012 9:07:34 AM PDT by jonascord (Hot Flash: Your "government" is no longer mine.)
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To: ropin71

Really? How much of it did you smoke?


22 posted on 09/11/2012 9:17:32 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: jonascord

Interesting that it appears you are saying people who use cannibals are mentally defective and you will be happy if they die from cancer.
And you really think they are the defective ones.


23 posted on 09/11/2012 9:19:22 AM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: GeronL

Ok, well just legalize it and the problem will eventually take care of itself.....

Or offer free pre-emptive “surgery” for pot smokers, win-win.


24 posted on 09/11/2012 9:24:29 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: ropin71

Oh, you’ve check his testicles?


25 posted on 09/11/2012 9:26:31 AM PDT by righttackle44 (I may not be much, but I raised a United States Marine.)
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To: blueunicorn6
This is medicine?

Many medicines have harmful side effects - should we ban them all?

26 posted on 09/11/2012 9:29:43 AM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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•The adverse health effects from cigarette smoking account for an estimated 443,000 deaths, or nearly one of every five deaths, each year in the United States.

•More deaths are caused each year by tobacco use than by all deaths from human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, suicides, and murders combined.

•Smoking causes an estimated 90% of all lung cancer deaths in men and 80% of all lung cancer deaths in women.1
•An estimated 90% of all deaths from chronic obstructive lung disease are caused by smoking.1

Smoking and Increased Health Risks

Compared with nonsmokers, smoking is estimated to increase the risk of—

•coronary heart disease by 2 to 4 times
•stroke by 2 to 4 times
•men developing lung cancer by 23 times
•women developing lung cancer by 13 times
•dying from chronic obstructive lung diseases (such as chronic bronchitis and emphysema) by 12 to 13 times.

Smoking and Cardiovascular Disease
•Smoking causes coronary heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States.
•Cigarette smoking causes reduced circulation by narrowing the blood vessels (arteries) and puts smokers at risk of developing peripheral vascular disease (i.e., obstruction of the large arteries in the arms and legs that can cause a range of problems from pain to tissue loss or gangrene).1,7
•Smoking causes abdominal aortic aneurysm (i.e., a swelling or weakening of the main artery of the body—the aorta—where it runs through the abdomen).

Smoking and Respiratory Disease
•Smoking causes lung cancer.
•Smoking causes lung diseases (e.g., emphysema, bronchitis, chronic airway obstruction) by damaging the airways and alveoli (i.e., small air sacs) of the lungs.

Smoking and Cancer

Smoking causes the following cancers:
•Acute myeloid leukemia
•Bladder cancer
•Cancer of the cervix
•Cancer of the esophagus
•Kidney cancer
•Cancer of the larynx (voice box)
•Lung cancer
•Cancer of the oral cavity (mouth)
•Pancreatic cancer
•Cancer of the pharynx (throat)
•Stomach cancer

Smoking and Other Health Effects

Smoking has many adverse reproductive and early childhood effects, including increased risk for—
•infertility,
•preterm delivery,
•stillbirth,
•low birth weight, and
•sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).1,8

Smoking is associated with the following adverse health effects:
•Postmenopausal women who smoke have lower bone density than women who never smoked.
•Women who smoke have an increased risk for hip fracture than women who never smoked.


27 posted on 09/11/2012 9:30:20 AM PDT by snowstorm12
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To: GeronL
Researching "Causes of testicular cancer" yields:

Scientists have found a few risk factors that make a man more likely to get testicular cancer. Even if a man has one or more risk factors for this disease, there's no way to know for sure what part those factors played in causing the cancer. Also, most men with testicular cancer do not have any of the known risk factors. Research in this area is going on.

28 posted on 09/11/2012 9:32:18 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: GeronL

I know two individuals that cured their testicular cancer with THC, in less than a week for one of them.

This article is just more BS from the Medical Mafia.


29 posted on 09/11/2012 9:33:30 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: tacticalogic

>> “Also, most men with testicular cancer do not have any of the known risk factors.” <<

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This can be said for most cancers. “Risk factors” are in the bank account of the researcher in all liklihood.


30 posted on 09/11/2012 9:36:39 AM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: editor-surveyor
This can be said for most cancers. “Risk factors” are in the bank account of the researcher in all liklihood.

They'll tell you "it doubles your risk", but nary a word about what that risk factor was to start with.

31 posted on 09/11/2012 9:43:49 AM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: 100American

First it was because marijuana would make your white daughters run off with black jazz musicians.

Then it was marijuana made you psychotic.

Then they claimed marijuana makes you sterile.

Then, another US study said marijuana killed your brain cells. And the US government sprayed paraquat on Mexican pot fields to make sure that study came true.

And after that they tried to make men believe that smoking pot would make them grow female breasts.

And now, in addition to tits, our balls are all supposed to be dropping off.

Frankly, these lying POS are boring the flock out of me.


32 posted on 09/11/2012 10:29:49 AM PDT by Tuanedge
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To: svcw
I will be OVERJOYED WHEN THEY DIE! Anyone who cannot handle reality without chemical help IS DEFECTIVE.

As a example, I offer any Commiecrat. It spares us the cost of shooting them during CW2, something you might ponder, the next time you're one toke over the line.

I think drugs should be legalized, simply as a eugenic marker, to add some bleach to the gene pool. Stoners, tweakers, heroin addicts, drunks, can kill themselves quickly and cheaply, without society having to pay exorbitant money trying to either "cure" them or keep them behind bars.

We might lose the occasional Coleridge, but considering that my third bike in 7 months vanished to the tweakers, last night, and that, here in Oregon, C-4 mantraps are still, regrettably, illegal, I can stand to drop some users off of a high place, to see if they bounce.

33 posted on 09/11/2012 12:15:39 PM PDT by jonascord (Hot Flash: Your "government" is no longer mine.)
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To: jonascord
I think drugs should be legalized, simply as a eugenic marker, [...] my third bike in 7 months vanished to the tweakers, last night

Sorry to hear that. Since the drug war hyperinflates drug prices, thus incentivizing theft, legalization would help you hang on to bikes too.

34 posted on 09/11/2012 12:18:20 PM PDT by JustSayNoToNannies (A free society's default policy: it's none of government's business.)
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To: jonascord

You clearly are insane.


35 posted on 09/11/2012 12:45:29 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: jonascord
We might lose the occasional Coleridge

And the occasional Satchmo.

36 posted on 09/11/2012 12:53:17 PM PDT by tacticalogic ("Oh, bother!" said Pooh, as he chambered his last round.)
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To: jonascord

So you are putting all people who use cannabis into a category of mentally defective and should die because you don’t know how to lock up your bike.
Really and you think they are defective.


37 posted on 09/11/2012 2:31:48 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
Cold logic frightens you, doesn't it? That's the difference between we Adults and children.

You wanna do anything you want to. In what way does getting stoned, or buzzed or drunk benefit? You're useless for any practical purpose until your overworked liver flushes out your bloodstream.

Until then, someone can walk up and put a bullet in your eye, and you'll sit there with a goofy grin while he does it...

Back in the Old Corps, a lot of stoners and boozers got themselves and others killed in 'Da 'Nam. Used up all my sympathy for people who want to inflict their chemical dependencies on me.

And I'm insane? Yeah, sure, Unh Huh...

38 posted on 09/11/2012 2:54:49 PM PDT by jonascord (Hot Flash: Yousr "government" is no longer mine.)
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To: jonascord

I was correct you are insane.


39 posted on 09/11/2012 3:10:48 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: jonascord

Your ignorance of cannabis use is staggering, all based on your inability to lock your bike.


40 posted on 09/11/2012 3:13:52 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw
By the way, bolt cutters, went right thru the cable, one stroke. Wanna pic? They, (unlike you) are tweaked, not stupid.

(By the way, my stoner brother stroked out at the age of 44. He was toking 2 oz. a day, but I'm SURE that his non-habit had nothing to do with his death.)

41 posted on 09/11/2012 6:08:29 PM PDT by jonascord (Hot Flash: Your "government" is no longer mine.)
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To: jonascord

Ok, so your brother had a stroke, I am sorry.
Ok, so your bike was stolen.
Your ignorance with regard to cannabis use is staggering.


42 posted on 09/11/2012 6:20:35 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: svcw

Fark it. Why am I bothering with a stoner? He does’t have two brain cells left.


43 posted on 09/11/2012 6:28:27 PM PDT by jonascord (Hot Flash: Your "government" is no longer mine.)
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To: jonascord

Two ounces a day?
That would have cost him a fortune.
I get your experiences, I understand your angst and it is understandable.
Your brother is not the norm.
Cannabis can be used effectively for pain relief.
Parmas are testing sprays that would relieve pain without head highs.
Cannabis by eating or smoking can relief symptoms of chemo therapy.
Seeds have more protein per ounce than beef. The seeds can be used as when processed as flour, or thickening agents for gravies and soups, with out head highs. The flour can be used for breads - no head highs.
Cannabis fibers can be woven in to cloth.
There are dozens of uses for cannabis, it is easily and cheaply grown.
I am really sorry that your experiences involve people who have apparently abused it, that is not the norm.
However, anything can and is abused.
I will say again, your ignorance of the variety of uses is staggering.


44 posted on 09/11/2012 6:34:05 PM PDT by svcw (If one living cell on another planet is life, why isn't it life in the womb?)
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To: 100American
... and if you look at it closely it was really a racially motivated scheme. ...

... No, it was again legal and use dropped considerably after a time. The Government got tax revenue from it and the whole thing passed into history. ...

Wrong on your first conclusion, and skewed on you next, IMHO.

Joe Kennedy made his fortune during 'Prohibition'. When Congress decided to end that embargo, he made his next fortune as a prime importer ... of booze (particularly Scotch, but lots more!).

BUT, during those 'speak-easy' days, the people realized the value of recreational pot. When booze became legal, old Joe financed a film and set up (funded) a "society" to fight that 'demon weed' Marihuana! It was really eating into his profits, and he had no control over the sources.

Today, the 'legal' system has too great an investment to make it 'legal'!

"Smoke 'em if you got 'em!" Would if I could, since my Dad has Alzheimer's and Pot has shown some benefits in treatment thereof!!! Plus, the buzz is better than anything you can drink, without the hangover, nor barfing on yourself!

BTW, the most devastating DRUG in the World is ALCOHOL!!!!!!

45 posted on 09/12/2012 6:07:29 AM PDT by WVKayaker (I'm more than happy to be Obama's "enemy of the week" - Sarah Palin)
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