Fueling the idea that marijuana is the "Miracle Drug", studies are showing that medicinal cannabis could stop the spread of HIV entirely. It has been well known that pot use helps with the symptoms associated with HIV, but now research suggests that it could stop the disease itself.
In a study conducted at Louisiana State University, researchers administered a daily dose of THC to a group of primates infected with an animal form of the HIV virus over a course of 17 months. During that 17 months, scientists found that damage to immune tissue in the monkeys' stomachs - which is a common area in the body where HIV spreads - decreased.
This adds to an already astoundingly-long list of diseases and ailments medical marijuana helps combat, a list that includes Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, arthritis, chronic pain, and epilepsy, among many, many others.
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