Weed Could Block H.I.V.’s Spread. No, Seriously.

Weed Could Block H.I.V.’s Spread. No, Seriously.
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. Molina, 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?”….

Weed Could Block H.I.V.’s Spread. No, Seriously.

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