Re: “Reefer Madness: Seeds vs. Suds
” [News, Sept. 11]: Your review was misinformed on one point: Smoking tobacco kills, but smoking pot, according to Dr. Donald Tashkin, the nation's top research scientist on this subject, "seems to have a preventive effect" on lung cancer.
This is consistent with a host of new studies demonstrating that cannabinoids, the active ingredients in marijuana, inhibit tumor growth.
Our government has known this since 1974 but has ignored the evidence. We shouldn't.