Weed could block HIV/AIDS Spread

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But the U.S. government won’t
let scientists try out this
promising treatment on
humans.
On a warm summer day in
Chicago at the International
Cannabinoid Research
Conference, hundreds of
marijuana researchers were
giggling.
It wasn’t the groundbreaking
research they’d just heard—
proving the ability of THC, one of
the active ingredients in
marijuana, to stave off HIV (or
RIV in monkeys)—that did it. Nor
was it the author of the study,
Dr. Patricia E. Morina, who had
them laughing. It was the rogue
researcher daring enough to
taint the victory with a harsh
dose of reality: “What’s next,
testing this on humans?”
As the laughter subsided and the
gravity of Dr. Molina’s results
sank in, reality did too. THC is
one of 500 active ingredients in
marijuana. And marijuana,
despite many studies proving its
medical value, is sill classified by
the government as a Schedule I
Substance. In the face…

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