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Dr. Donald Tashkin
By "Radical" Russ Belville on May 9, 2012
BREAKING NEWS coverage of House Floor debate on amendment to defund the DEA from raiding medical marijuana states; Lanny Swerdlow interview of Dr. Donald Tashkin; music by Pistol Packin’ Mamas
Posted in NORML SHOW LIVE | Tagged Attorney General, California, Cannabis Science, Colorado, DPA, Dr. Donald Tashkin, Dr. Mitch Earleywine, Ellen Rosenblum, Irie Wednesday, Lanny Swerdlow, New Hampshire, NORML SHOW LIVE | 1 Response
By CannaBob on January 31, 2011
You’d think it would have been very big news in June 2005 when UCLA medical school professor Donald Tashkin reported that components of marijuana smoke — although they damage cells in respiratory tissue — somehow prevent them from becoming malignant.
In other words, something in marijuana exerts an anti-cancer effect!
By "Radical" Russ Belville on January 12, 2011
While the drug warriors were busy sounding the alarm about the new super-potent, wildly-addictive “Pot 2.0: It’s Not Your Father’s Woodstock Weed!”, according to Martha Rosenberg at CounterPunch, drug manufacturers were making billions in 2010 selling to Americans the following ten drugs that mimic some of marijuana’s medical effects yet are far more dangerous:
Posted in ABNORML NEWS, ACTIVISM, SCIENCE | Tagged ADHD, Alcohol, ALS, anxiety, asthma, beer, breast cancer, cancer risk, cannabinoids, Cymbalta, Dr. Donald Tashkin, Effexor, federal medical marijuana, Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, heart disease, insomnia, kidney, liver, lung cancer, Merck, migraine, neuropathic pain, NSDUH, obesity, patent, Paul Armentano, Paxil, pharmaceuticals, Prozac, psychosis, Ritalin, schedule i, THC, Woodstock Weed, Zoloft | 10 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on August 18, 2010
One of our loyal readers turned us on to this desperate scaremongering video from opponents of California’s Prop 19. The top video response is the perfect rejoinder. Click the Full Story to watch them both and get my line-for-line debunking of the former.
Posted in ABNORML NEWS, ACTIVISM, ENTERTAINMENT, LAW ENFORCEMENT, LEGISLATION | Tagged addiction, CA Proposition 19, California, Dr. Donald Tashkin, driving under the influence, drug rehab, Drugged Driving, DUID, gateway drug, gateway theory, high school, lung cancer, Prop 19, Woodstock Weed | 12 Responses
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 19, 2009
(San Jose Mercury News) Marijuana smoke is a carcinogen, sharing space on the list with arsenic, asbestos, and DDT, according to a scientific board of the California Environmental Protection Agency. Under today’s ruling, some medical marijuana dispensaries will be required to label their baggies and joints with a warning that the contents, when smoked, may [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 17, 2009
We reported on it yesterday, but now the latest pot propaganda has hit FOX News, so let’s have at it, shall we? Researchers at the University of Leicester in England have found “convincing evidence” that pot smoke damages DNA in ways that could potentially increase the risk of cancer. “There have been many studies on [...]
By "Radical" Russ Belville on June 9, 2009
(McClatchy) UCLA pulmonologist Dr. Donald Tashkin, who has studied marijuana’s effects on the lungs for three decades, studied heavy marijuana smokers to determine whether the use led to increased risk of lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, or COPD. He hypothesized that there would be a definitive link between cancer and marijuana smoking, but [...]
By Dudemaster on June 8, 2009
To the Chairman of D.A.R.E: For 30 years, Donald Tashkin has studied the effects of marijuana on lung function. His work has been funded by the vehemently anti-marijuana National Institute on Drug Abuse, which has long sought to demonstrate that marijuana causes lung cancer. After 3 decades of anti-drug research, here’s what Tashkin has to [...]
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