Marijuana or “weed” is now among the several ingredients that researchers are looking into to helping stop further spread of HIV infection.
According to hundreds of marijuana researchers, an active ingredient on “weeds” known as THC pierced HIV-like virus in monkeys called RIV.
Marijuana To Prevent HIV?
Medical cannabis is used as an appetite stimulant, antiemetic, antispasmodic and sometimes as analgesic to help treat chronic, non-cancerous pain, vomiting or nausea caused by chemotherapy. In some cases, it is also used to aid treating symptoms of AIDS patients. Researchers at the International Cannabinoid Research Conference are now digging up all the data they can get to track useful ingredients that may help to stop HIV infection. One ingredient known as tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) can pierce to the monkey version of HIV called RIV.
Dr. Patricia Molina may not get medical cannabis into clinical trials for humans as the U.S. law considers marijuana as schedule I substance due to its addictive and adverse effects. Medically, “weeds” have been found beneficial in treating several diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease and multiple sclerosis. But proving an illegal drug like marijuana to stop a global pandemic threat on humans without ever testing it on them is impossible.
“It was ground-breaking. Everyone was in awe,” Amanda Reiman, California policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance told the Daily Beast.