Weed stops HIV


The word cure might be a stretch, but the chemical THC in cannabis has been shown that it can actually weaken HIV infection not just alleviate symptoms.

Researchers at the Temple University School of Medicine in Pennsylvania found that compounds related to THC stimulate the cannabinoid type 2 (CB2) receptor in white blood cells, which in turn seems to weaken HIV infection, says a press release from the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB).

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