The newest study on the effects of marijuana will undoubtedly be hotly debated between the stoners selling bongs at Hemp Fest and the folks who still think the 1936 "Reefer Madness" is a serious morality tale. According to The Guardian, a study released yesterday by the Medical Research Institute of New Zealand reports that smoking cannabis bears no correlation to the development of emphysema.
I’m a huge fan of food and nutrition studies. Not so much the ones that tell me I should be adding or getting rid of something in my diet so that I might lead a healthier life. I ignore those entirely. But rather those that make me feel better about doing things I already do. Like when they said that tomatoes combat prostate cancer, I was ecstatic because I just love the little guys (especially the way they fit so nicely between a burger and a bun).