Monday, July 7, 2008

NORML's Marijuana Health Mythology - NORML

by Dale Gieringer, Ph.D.Coordinator, California NORML
Myth: Marijuana is a Dangerous Drug
Myth: Marijuana is Harmless
Myth: One Joint Equals One Pack (or 16, or maybe just 4) Cigarettes
Myth: Prohibition Reduces the Harmfulness of Pot Smoking
Myth: No One Has Ever Died From Using Marijuana
Myth: Marijuana is a Major Road Safety Hazard
Myth: Marijuana Prohibition Improves Public Safety
Myth: Drug Urinalysis Improves Workplace Safety
Myth: Random Urinalysis is Needed in Safety-Sensitive Transportation Jobs
Myth: A Single Joint Has Effects That Linger for Days and Weeks
Myth: Pot is Ten Times More Potent and Dangerous Now than in the Sixties
Myth: Pot Kills Brain Cells
Myth: Marijuana Causes Sterility and Lowers Testosterone
Myth: Marijuana Causes Birth Defects
Myth: Pot Causes High Blood Pressure
Myth: Marijuana Damages the Immune System
Myth: Marijuana Causes Chromosome and Cell Damage
Myth: Marijuana Leads to Harder Drugs

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