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Medical marijuana dispensaries: Is marijuana good for treating HIV/AIDS?

  • Treating the symptoms

    While marijuana may not help treat HIV and AIDS as a disease, it has shown promising signs as a treatment for the symptoms that HIV-positive and AIDS patients often experience, including depression and loss of appetite.

    A study by scientists at the Mt. Sinai School of Medicine indicates that medications that target cannabinoid receptor 2, which is stimulated by the tetrahydrocannabinol in marijuana, seem to block a particular form of HIV.

  • It is not.

    Pot used for medical purposes is not good for treating HIV or AIDS. There has been no link at all between pot for medical use and the treatment of HIV or AIDS. All pot will do is make the people suffering feel a bit better, but will not help treat or cure it.


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