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Argument: Argument thesis  U.S. should legalize marijuana
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Node Text: Minimal health effects compared to legal intoxicants

"The least physiologically toxic substances, those requiring 100 to 1,000 times the effective dose to cause death, include ... marijuana, when ingested. I've found no published cases in the English language that document deaths from smoked marijuana, so the actual lethal dose is a mystery. My surmise is that smoking marijuana is more risky than eating it but still safer than getting drunk."

http://www.americanscientist.org/...

"Long-term and even daily marijuana use doesn't appear to cause permanent brain damage, adding to evidence that it can be a safe and effective treatment for a wide range of diseases, say researchers.

The researchers found only a "very small" impairment in memory and learning among long-term marijuana users. Otherwise, scores on thinking tests were similar to those who don't smoke marijuana, according to a new analysis of 15 previous studies."

http://www.webmd.com/...
Node Created: coolgeek — 2007-01-19 18:54:54

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