Pot Toking British Columbia Getting Healthier 

Pot Toking British Columbia Getting Healthier 
Posted by CN Staff on December 03, 2003 at 08:54:21 PT
By Steve Kubby 
Source: Sierra Times 
What's it like living in pot-friendly British Columbia? Well, aside from everyone being a lot friendlier and easy going, people in the home of "BC Bud" are getting healthier as well. Just look at the latest stats from British Columbia's provincial health officer Dr. Perry Kendall: 1. Declining death rate for cancer continues, dropping to 15.7 per 10,000 last year. The rate was 17.08 a decade earlier. This statistic counters the exploding cancer rates in the US and confirms research showing that cannabis fights tumors.
2. Lowest number of 15- to 19-year-old smokers at 16.5 per cent, less than half the percentage of teen smokers (33.6) in Quebec. Latest study shows more BC kids smoke pot than cigarettes. 3. Increased life expectancy: Men at age 65 can now expect to live to 82.2, up 4.5 years from 1950; women at age 65 can expect to live to 86.4, up 5.4 years. More confirmation that pot tokers live longer. 4. Lowest percentage of smokers in Canada, at 20.5 per cent, down from 25.8 in 1994-95. More adults in BC smoke pot than cigarettes as well. 5. Fewer preventable hospitalizations, a drop of 22 per cent since 1997-98, meaning more beds for those in need. Another indication that medical use of cannabis is helping patients and reducing public health costs. Dr. Kendall doesn't mention cannabis in his report, but he does cite alcohol as the biggest problem in the province, contributing to 31 per cent of fatal accidents, causing obesity and other serious health problems.The Sierra Times maintains its operation only by our sponsors and our readers. As always, any contribution is desperately needed and always accepted. Newshawk: Steve KubbySource: Sierra (NV)Author:  Steve Kubby Published: December 03, 2003Copyright: 2003 Contact: opeds Website: Articles & Web Site:American Medical Marijuana Association Touts Anti-Cancer Properties of Marijuana Shrinks Tumors - Government Knew in '74
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Comment #1 posted by BGreen on December 03, 2003 at 10:10:34 PT
I can't get you out of my mind, Steve & Michelle
I check CNews several times a day waiting for news of your freedom.Your freedom is OUR freedom!The Reverend Bud Green
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