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A comment by Paul from California

2014-01-23
  • Paul
  • California
NYT Pick

Dr. Donald Tashkin is the world’s leading authority on the subject of the effects of smoking pot on the lungs and is responsible for the majority of research in this field. He is the Medical Director of the Pulmonary Function Lab at the UCLA Medical Center. It was his early research that discovered the carcinogens in pot smoke and bronchial tissue changes that everyone talks about and became the basis for the gov’t.’s claim of a link to lung cancer.

However, after 30 years of NIDA funded research aimed at finding the negatives of pot smoking and drug abuse he states that he “has been unable to find any positive association at all with increased rates of lung cancer, emphysema or COPD in even the heaviest long term chronic smokers.” None. In fact their rates were lower. They also had lower rates of head, neck and throat cancer.

“We hypothesized that there would be a positive association between marijuana use and lung cancer, and that the association would be more positive with heavier use. What we found instead was no association at all, and even a suggestion of some protective effect.”

Marinol only contains THC and none of the other many therapeutic cannabinoids, terpenes and flavonoids that make whole cannabis much more effective. Most patients and physicians don’t like the effects or lack thereof of Marinol.

Every other painkiller including aspirin is far more dangerous than cannabis.

Get educated.

    • In reply to JK
    • Jan. 5, 2014 at 4:44 pm
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