Marijuana may contain a chemical that can help fight cigarette addiction, according to new research out of Britain. Researchers at the University College London published an article last month in the journal Addictive Behaviors that found that a non-psychoactive chemical in marijuana, cannabidiol (CBD), given via inhaler could significantly reduce the number of cigarettes consumed by smokers that wanted to quit.
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There is a plethora of reliable evidence that shows one of the most harmful aspects of cannabis use is the inhalation of burnt plant material. It’s not the plant itself that is the issue, it’s the way in which it is burned that causes problems. When cannabis is smoked, it is lit on fire, resulting in combustion at which point the flower or oil reaches approximately 800°F or higher.
The issue is two-fold. Firstly the actual heat is not good for the lungs since they aren’t designed to be taking in hot air or smoke. Secondly, when cannabis is burned, it releases…