Marijuana Could Kill Your Balls, Cocaine May Save Them

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Any time a new study comes out claiming this substance or that substance, whether it’s food, liquid or drug, is harmful or beneficial to one’s health, look on it with suspicion. Ask the question: Cui bono (“Who benefits?”). One such study comes from USC researchers, who claim to have “found a link between recreational marijuana use and an increased risk of developing subtypes of testicular cancer that tend to carry a somewhat worse prognosis.”

Who is funding the study at USC? The country’s national police lobby? The prison-industrial complex? The pharmaceutical industry? The alcohol and tobacco lobbies? Right-wing Christian forces who want everyone to have a miserable and boring Earthly existence? Is it any surprise that this study comes out just as the nation is seriously beginning to consider ending marijuana prohibition?

Keep in mind what former National Cancer Institute Director Samuel Broder said: “The NCI has become what amounts to a government pharmaceutical company.” And, as detailed in a Los Angeles Times article, Dr. Thomas J. Walsh, a former senior researcher at the National Cancer Institute, accepted fees from Pfizer and Merck, while leading clinical trials investigating Big Pharma drugs. Who is to say that this no longer happens?

Read the rest over at Death and Taxes.

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17 Responses to Marijuana Could Kill Your Balls, Cocaine May Save Them

  1. BuzzCoastin September 11, 2012 at 8:24 pm #

    there was also a study that showed that breathing can kill you

    kewl that the author asks the right questions
    but really, does anybody follow or trust these meaningless studies?

    • Miracles September 12, 2012 at 7:51 am #

      The media sure does….

  2. Grizz Lee September 11, 2012 at 8:48 pm #

    Read an article and it seems that all their info is word of mouth and that this was not a very solid study on the dangers of developing testicular cancer.

  3. DeepCough September 11, 2012 at 9:02 pm #

    Harold: “It’s just…. I thought weed caused infertility.”

    Kumar: “Tell that to [Snoop Dogg's] kids.”

    ~A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas

  4. Riwicl September 11, 2012 at 11:26 pm #

    100% of people who drink water die . should be banned , including ice and steam !

    • McSilly September 12, 2012 at 9:08 am #

      This comment should have more likes! 

  5. Kurt the Turk September 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm #

    cui bono who benefits?  … I have some other Latin for you “ad hominem” you are poisoning the well because you didn’t actually find anything wrong with the study except it is against what you have no proof to believe.  Of course using marijuana has risks, doesn’t mean it should be illegal, doesn’t mean we should spend billions incarcerating people for possession and driving the lucrative market underground and into the hands of cartells, but we should still understand what the risks of smoking it are.

  6. anonymous September 12, 2012 at 12:41 am #

    No casual link and no proof it was cannabis. Shoddy study.

    • Calypso_1 September 12, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      The study wasn’t particularly shoddy, it didn’t claim any causal proofs. It claimed a statistical correlation – which it did indeed find. 

      Even if the study was funded by those with an agenda and potentially set up hoping to push the agenda with planed propaganda, it’s the news media, backed by those with specific agendas that run with the spin.  You should see how they are running it in Arab news network as direct proof for testicular cancer.  The same information could be interpreted differently in an objective light.  From a purely medical point of view it simply unveiled a possible connection between the endocannabinoid system and the male reproductive system. 

      Once again the problem is not the science but the politics and corporate controlled media.  There are plenty of studies that show cannabis in a neutral or positive light but don’t make it through the controllers.

    • Calypso_1 September 12, 2012 at 8:28 am #

      The study wasn’t particularly shoddy, it didn’t claim any causal proofs. It claimed a statistical correlation – which it did indeed find. 

      Even if the study was funded by those with an agenda and potentially set up hoping to push the agenda with planed propaganda, it’s the news media, backed by those with specific agendas that run with the spin.  You should see how they are running it in Arab news network as direct proof for testicular cancer.  The same information could be interpreted differently in an objective light.  From a purely medical point of view it simply unveiled a possible connection between the endocannabinoid system and the male reproductive system. 

      Once again the problem is not the science but the politics and corporate controlled media.  There are plenty of studies that show cannabis in a neutral or positive light but don’t make it through the controllers.

  7. rtb61 September 12, 2012 at 1:35 am #

    With 7 billion of us and counting, marijuana is sounding more like a solution to all of our major problems rather than being a fro profit driven problem.

  8. qigeek September 12, 2012 at 11:27 am #

    From WebMD:
    http://www.webmd.com/cancer/news/20120910/marijuana-tied-to-testicular-cancer “Men with lighter habits or who had given up pot smoking had a higher risk of testicular cancer than those who were current smokers or who reported heavier use. ”
    Clearly this indicates antineoplastic activity of cannabinoids.

    …or should we not accept this correlation? and only accept the other one that MSM is reporting?

  9. Spoiler Alert! September 12, 2012 at 1:47 pm #

    Spoiler Alert!!! 

    Who is the smart person in the movie ‘Cabin in the woods’ who knows something is wrong from the beginning? That’s right, it’s the stoner! And who survives to the end? The virgin and, the STONER.

    See, if you poke smot you get to see through the bullshit. Just like this stupid study…

  10. okOkay September 12, 2012 at 5:18 pm #

    I’ve seen a couple articles on disinfo recently… “Marijuana Lowers IQ” and “Marijuana Could Kill Your Balls”… well, I’m not stupid and my balls work fine, so there.

  11. Joshm September 12, 2012 at 5:20 pm #

    Here’s what pisses me off so bad: smoking ANY biomass produces carcinogens. You’d get the same lung problems if you fired up blunts of dandelions. The U.S. gov. and its shill institutions have the disgusting gall to claim cannabis is actually linked to respiratory distress, and that’s one of the reasons it’s illegal. So why isn’t it legal to vape or eat it then? They are misleading the public into thinking carcinogens are inherent in the plant.

  12. One Happy User September 12, 2012 at 8:53 pm #

    I call super-mega-hyper BS on this study! When I didn’t smoke cannabis I could not get my girl pregnant. I started smoking cannabis (without knowing this) and my sperm count increased! Which I thought was insane because I was under the impression that cannabis lowered sperm count. Nope, opposite. My girl now has a bun in the oven and we might even go for number two. And not only that, my father had testicular cancer and started taking that “hemp oil” that Canadian guy talked about, I think his name was Rick Simpson. Well I’m happy to say (and my Dad sure is too) that his cancer is gone gone gone after consuming A LOT of that oil. So to summarize; Cannabis increases sperm count and cures cancer. Put that in your pipe and smoke it USC!      

  13. Michael McRoberts September 13, 2012 at 11:34 am #

    Every life comes with a death sentence.

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