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Marijuana May Be Effective Against HIV

The chemical compound in cannabis, THC, appears to be able to damage and weaken the most common strain of the HIV virus.

Before you light up a spliff, though, this is only a preliminary result reached under laboratory conditions, and further research will be needed.

THC, or tetrahydrocannabinol, is the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis -- it's the chemical that gets the user stoned. Synthetic versions of it have been developed for research purposes, and it's this that was used to attack the HIV-1 virus, which represents the vast majority (more than 90 percent) of all HIV types.

Source: Wired UK. Read full article. (link)

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  • Jon Lester||

    Where is the "if it only saves one life, it's worth it" brigade on this one?

  • jekesheraf06||

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  • Paul Pot||

    Being denied medicine that eases suffering and prolongs life is no different to torture and murder.
    Prohibition is a crime against humanity.

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