Cannabis use needs scrutiny
I don’t think I have seen such a case of cherry-picking as that of D.S Arsenault with regards to the safety of partaking in cannabis.
Life at times is a lottery, when it comes to eating, exercise, tobacco alcohol, cannabis etc.
I know of patients that have taken in secondary smoke in pubs and died of Lung Cancer at 35 years old, and have never smoked a cigarette. I have carried out a post mortem on a 92 year old female who smoked 50 to 60 cigarettes a day. Her lungs were carbon pitted and there were growths but she died of a stroke.
Mr. Arsenault polled a number of living ageing users of cannabis, so he spoke to the lucky ones. So what about the dead ones, or at least scrutinize the death certificates. Cannabis has its healthcare uses, that I do not deny, but eat too many carrots and they will turn you yellow.
I would like to add that 45 to 50 per cent of my patients admitted to having used or are presently using cannabis, which agrees with Stats Canada. Mmmmm.
Dr. Anthony Mathews