pot use - testicular cancer

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    Feb 28, 2009 7:14 PM GMT
    i read this on newspaper pot use may cause testicular canser. icon_neutral.gif
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    Feb 28, 2009 9:46 PM GMT
    Everything causes cancer these days. Here in California, electronics stores and gas stations are required to post these signs..

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    Feb 28, 2009 11:04 PM GMT
    It's funny the pot and cancer story sprouted up exactly around the same time Phelps got caught. Propaganda?
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    Feb 28, 2009 11:12 PM GMT
    If that was true there wouldn't be so many hippies on this planet and my roommate from college would have some serious problems. I don't use drugs, and I refuse to hang out with drug users, but pot heads are the exception. They like good food and good music. Also, I can be fairly confident that they won't kill me or steal my stuff.

    The problem with studies like that is that the people who do these things don't have any idea how much pot is really used so they can't really get reliable statistics. Also, as with all street drugs (except pot probably), it's hard to say exactly what's in it because it's syndicate and someone's trying to make money and because it's illegal, there's no one to regulate, tax, and fine drug dealers. I guess it's possible to have pot that was laced with something, but it's unlikely. Pot is the cheapest illegal drug around...it's barely even illegal. Why would someone who's trying to make money add a more expensive drug to a less expensive drug, and sell it off as the less expensive one? It's just bad business.
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    Mar 01, 2009 7:05 AM GMT
    Has anyone been paying attention to the news regarding the DEA's enforcement of medical marijuana? The current administration has told the DEA to KNOCK IT OFF.

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    Mar 01, 2009 7:52 AM GMT
    Please! This would matter if we weren't all Gay. We don't NEED the sperm unless we must have a "legitimate" child. AND, most gay men are so vain they'd just buy the ball implants if they had to have a testicle removed.

    Straight men could care less as they really don't want the responsibility of children and feel they have to get high to deal with their nagging girlfriends/wives.

    Sadly, this story has no affect on men in general. I still don't know why people do drugs, including pot, to this very day...but, the least they could do is tell us potheads could get brain cancer so they could actually put a dent in drug use.
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    Mar 01, 2009 10:53 PM GMT
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    looknrnd saidPlease! This would matter if we weren't all Gay. We don't NEED the sperm unless we must have a "legitimate" child. AND, most gay men are so vain they'd just buy the ball implants if they had to have a testicle removed.

    Straight men could care less as they really don't want the responsibility of children and feel they have to get high to deal with their nagging girlfriends/wives.

    Sadly, this story has no affect on men in general. I still don't know why people do drugs, including pot, to this very day...but, the least they could do is tell us potheads could get brain cancer so they could actually put a dent in drug use.


    What are you doing? Trivializing testicular cancer? Luckily most cases are curable but there are still at least 10% that are caught a bit late and metastasize and can cause more serious damage.


    I think you are confusing impotence with testicular cancer, one could kill you or at least make you loose a testicle, the other isn't that bad unless you are trying to get pregnant.

    But smoking pot has always been known to be carcinogenic because it is smoke and thus contains Benzo[a]pyrene which is found in ALL smoke resulting from the combustion of organic material and its very carcinogenic but most pot smokers don't smoke enough to really efficiently give themselves lung cancer like cigarette smokers.

    Whats interesting to me is the fact that they found that THC actually binds to receptors to endocrine receptors in the testicle. Seriously potheads always blame the government for trying to make pot seem bad and saying its wonderful drug that cures everything but they are just too stoned. the semen analysis department in my lab can always tell a pot smoker because their sperm look like they are chasing their tail instead of swimming straight. None of us really thought that it would cause real damage to the potheads though (otherwise they would have stopped smoking pot themselves)
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    Mar 01, 2009 11:19 PM GMT
    everything "causes" cancer these days. besides causeation !=correlation. this new find doesn't bother me. not that i do anything. icon_wink.gif