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Scientist Says Marijuana May Stop The Spread Of HIV

Marijuana has long been used to treat chronic pain and weight loss symptoms associated with HIV. However, a research suggests that the plant could be able to stop the spread of the disease itself.

The report says adding to these findings is a Louisiana State University study. Scientists administered a daily dose of THC, an active ingredient in cannabis to monkeys infected with an animal form of the virus for 17 months. They found the damage to immune tissue in the primates’ stomachs, one of the most common areas in the body for HIV infection to spread, decreased substantially over the course of the study. Read more »

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