New Light on an Old Aprocryphal Ronald Reagan Marijuana Quote

 ‘I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-Bomb blast.’

There has been a lot of debate over whether Reagan ever really said this or not.   The attribution below just surfaced.  What do you think?  Heath Tulane Study of 74?  Check out the comments here:  http://highboldtage.wordpress.com/2008/04/20/marijuana-quotes-from-politicians-and-others-you-might-know/

For example Ronald Reagan, after being shown the results the Heath Tulane study that determined marijuana use was linked to the loss of brain cells and, likely as a result of learning such information, in a warning regarding the dangers of marijuana, has been reported as saying ‘I now have absolute proof that smoking even one marijuana cigarette is equal in brain damage to being on Bikini Island during an H-Bomb blast.’  Upon later inspection, however, it was revealed that the method of carrying out this experiment that prompted Ronald Reagan to make this hugely inflammatory, and even frightening to a large number of people, comment wasn’t executed the way it should have been.  That is, rather than giving the monkeys 30 marijuana cigarettes a day as was supposed, it turns out that the monkeys that were to be given the marijuana cigarettes were essentially suffocated to death from having to wear masks through which they were being pumped marijuana smoke for a period of around five minutes.  The monkeys were completely deprived of oxygen period of time in which the marijuana smoke was pumped and so died with the resulting dead brain cells being more a result of suffocation or lack of oxygen than marijuana.  But not many people knew this was how the study was done and in the time that it took to learn the method of the experiment the damage had already been done.  Needless to say, studies such as the Heath Tulane study of 1974 have thrown a huge doubt in why marijuana was made illegal in the first place……

http://www.reddit.com/r/Marijuana/comments/1aakfj/i_now_have_absolute_proof_that_smoking_even_one/ which leads to http://wp.vcu.edu/bagrias/2012/12/06/unit-3/

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2 Responses to “New Light on an Old Aprocryphal Ronald Reagan Marijuana Quote”

  1. Anonymous Says:

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