Weed Stops HIV?!

Sup Travellers?! I'm not pro-marijuana or anti-marijuana but I just want to state a fact real quick. FACT: The chances of someone dying from the intake of alcohol or cigarettes is way higher than that of Marijuana. It's a proven fact that Marijuana is more beneficial to society than cigarettes and alcohol but Marijuana is still generally illegal while cigarettes and alcohol are legally flying off the shelves faster than sliced bread. SOCIETY!!!

If that's not enough to convince you that Marijuana is beneficial, new findings from a Louisiana State University study published last week in the journal AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses should do the trick. The publication stated that for 17 months, scientists administered a daily dose of THC, an active ingredient in cannabis, to monkeys infected with an animal form of the virus. Over the course of that period, scientists found that damage to immune tissue in the primates' stomachs, one of the most common areas in the body for HIV infection to spread, decreased.

"These findings reveal novel mechanisms that may potentially contribute to cannabinoid-mediated disease modulation," Dr. Patricia Molina, the study's lead author, wrote. The report goes on to explain that while HIV spreads by infecting and killing off immune cells, the monkeys that received the daily THC treatments maintained higher levels of healthy cells.

The study is not conclusive and the effect of THC on the human form of the virus has yet to be defined. This is not the first publication that stated the health benefits of Marijuana though. Back in 2013 multiple studies have shown that compounds in Marijuana can actively combat cancer. Based on all the current research it is clear that Marijuana does more good than harm but yet still it's generally illegal. I'm not in anyway supporting the use of marijuana. I'm just saying that in comparison to the harm caused by legal substances, weed shouldn't be illegal. That's just my opinion. Besides the HIGH that comes from it, weed could probably be the next broccoli. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.