Marijuana and Cancer.

Given that the American Cancer Society’s very existence could be threatened if cannabis cures all cancers, I am unsure of this article’s credibility, especially considering that there is so much anecdotal and scientific evidence to the contrary.  But, I did learn something from it:

The effects of marijuana also vary depending on how marijuana compounds enter the body.

When taken by mouth, the THC is absorbed poorly and can take hours to be absorbed. Once it’s absorbed, it’s processed by the liver, which produces a second psychoactive compound (a substance that acts on the brain and changes mood or consciousness) that affects the brain differently than THC.

When marijuana is smoked or vaporized (inhaled), THC enters the bloodstream and goes to the brain quickly. The second psychoactive compound is produced in small amounts, and so has less effect. The effects of inhaled marijuana fade faster than marijuana taken by mouth.

AuntieBS

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