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TORONTO, Ontario (Reuters) -- The use of medical marijuana has given two Toronto professors the right to something that many students could only dream of -- access to specially ventilated rooms where they can indulge in peace.
The two, at the esteemed University of Toronto and at York University to the north of the city, suffer from chronic medical conditions that some doctors say can be eased by smoking marijuana. They are among nearly 1,500 Canadians who have won the right to use the drug for health reasons.
Using human rights legislation, the two petitioned their employers for the right to light up in the workplace. They faced a legal struggle, but the universities eventually agreed.
"Without the medication, I am disabled and I'm not able to carry out meaningful and valuable, productive work," said York University criminology professor Brian MacLean, who suffers from a severe form of...
There already is a drug Marinol, which contains the main active chemical in marijuana. It's probably just not as much fun to take in a pill.
Smoking marijuana is horrible on the lungs, some of the "medical" users actual use a different somewhat healthier method where they vaporize the chemicals by heating the marijuana and inhaling the fumes. It's better but inhaling hot fumes isn't exactly great for the lungs either.