Gumby, Actually I didn't get up on the wrong side of the bed today, though sometimes I do, just like everyone else I suppose. This topic is something I feel passionate about because of the experiences I had treating drug addicts & people with psychiatric conditions exacerbated or triggered by marijuana. I wouldn't be working in healthcare if I didn't care about health.
OFG, I don't want to get into a scientific debate because I've learned it goes nowhere. Trying to convince pro-marijuana people it's dangerous has been about as successful as teaching my JW mother the WTS is not God's organization. Facts don't matter to people who have a strong desire to believe otherwise. You don't seem to be a person to whom facts don't matter, but others are and it's just an exercise in frustration to debate it. I'm sure anyone who wants the facts can find them easily without me posting them here.
I believe you are posting the data in good faith. Unfortunately, the pro-marijuana movement has a lot of people fighting for the cause and making up/skewing facts, and sadly, they're much more vocal than the authorities and medical community. If there is any conspiracy going on, IMO it is the silence of the medical profession who knows it's dangers but covers that up because they are users themselves.
I have a ton of data from medical journals etc., because I am not a person to make up my mind without considering both viewpoints. Add that to the anectdotal evidence that comes from what I've personally observed (some veeery heartbreaking things). But since I don't want to debate it and have no desire to convince others of it, I won't get into it.
Everyone is free to believe what they want, and they won't even get DFd for disagreeing.