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Smoking Marijuana may Trigger Immune Suppression, Increase Cancer Risk

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Both studies are published in the December 2011 issue of European Journal of Immunology.

Lynette Summerill is an award-winning writer who lives in Scottsdale, Arizona. In addition to writing about cancer-related issues for EmpowHER, she pens Nonsmoking Nation, a blog following global tobacco news and events.

Source: Venkatesh L. Hegde, Mitzi Nagarkatti and Prakash S. Nagarkatti. “Cannabinoid receptor activation leads to massive mobilization of myeloid-derived suppressor cells with potent immunosuppressive properties.” European Journal of Immunology, 2010; 40 (12): 3358-3371 DOI: 10.1002/eji.201040667

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I wish police..really people above them since officers are just following orders...would stop wasting their time by closing down medical marijuana shops and instead go after crimes that actually hurt others..rape, robbery with weapons, etc.
Plus one thing they did not say is pot relaxes people with chronic diseases and many of us cannot have that one glass of wine because does not mix with our meds or just makes us sicker.

October 20, 2011 - 9:56am
EmpowHER Guest

Forget about all kind of lost and win stuff and just think for cannabis and marijuana highs and buy drugs for that from given below site name please go on legal-highs !!!!

October 8, 2011 - 3:32am
EmpowHER Guest

Notice how all these studies can only say "should", "could" and "may" but not a single study can show that cannabis "Does" cause cancer. To the contrary, many studies show that cannabis shrinks tumors. Tons of proof that prohibition of cannabis kills and destroys the lives of tens of thousands of people every year. The FDA, DEA, pharmaceutical companies, the prison industrial complex and politicians all profit from keeping you mis-informed about cannabis. Countless lives will continue to be ruined until we wake up and end prohibition.

January 10, 2011 - 9:59am
EmpowHER Guest

This 'research' is in direct contradiction to several studies that have indicated marijuana might have a protecting effect against certain cancers.

see: web md "Marijuana Unlikely to Cause Head, Neck, or Lung Cancer By Peggy Peck WebMD Health News"
at: http://www.webmd.com/smoking-cessation/news/20000508/marijuana-unlikely-to-cause-cancer

December 30, 2010 - 2:42pm
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