Monday, July 23, 2012

Tobacco Bad, Pot Good in San Francisco

 SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – Smoking anything other than medically-prescribed marijuana at San Francisco street fairs, festivals and other outdoor events held on city property would be banned under new legislation before the Board of Supervisors.

SF Considers Strict Outdoor Smoking Ban – Except For Medical Pot « CBS San Francisco

Oh, for the love of God...or Buddha..Things just keep getting nuttier in California by the day. Apparently, 2nd hand smoke from tobacco (in the great outdoors, mind you) is lethal, whilst 2nd hand smoke from pot is not.

Obviously, smoking anything in the great outdoors harms no one, save for the end user who chooses to imbibe. However, if the all-knowing and pious members who sit on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors are going to put forth the argument that smoking a tobacco cigarette outdoors is harmful to passersby, then perhaps they should take look at this study that was published by Science Daily back in 2007:

Marijuana Smoke Contains Higher Levels Of Certain Toxins Than Tobacco Smoke

The scientists found that ammonia levels were 20 times higher in the marijuana smoke than in the tobacco smoke, while hydrogen cyanide, nitric oxide and certain aromatic amines occurred at levels 3-5 times higher in the marijuana smoke, they say. The finding is "important information for public health and communication of the risk related to exposure to such materials," say the researchers.

Oh, that's right, I forgot: tobacco smoking bans are all about health. Yep


  1. This should not be about odious comparisons. Smoking anything in the open air represents zero risk to anyone, but the smoker. The problem here is that the pot smokers want to distance themselves from the tobacco smokers, who are so yesterday. Tobacco was their parents and grandparents choice, it just must be wrong.

  2. There are plenty of young people that smoke tobacco and many of them are pot smokers. I agree, this should not be about odious comparisons, which is why I stated that smoking (either plant) outdoors harms no one but the end user.

    Unfortunately, the powers that be have turned this into an issue where it has become impossible not to compare the two. The hypocrisy is out in the open now and many proponents of pot legalization (I am for legalization, btw)support this hypocrisy by standing silent whilst their own friends and family get ostracized for smoking a (tobacco) plant; this will only hurt their cause in the long run. The same tactics used against us tobacco users will (once again) be used against pot smokers. The same "science" that is used to vilify tobacco smokers will be used against lovers of the green stuff. Mark my words.