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How does medical cannabis help to minimize HIV disease progression? The facts

How does medical cannabis help to minimize HIV disease progression? The facts

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

August 30, 2019

Should doctors prescribe cannabis for HIV/AIDS? While it cannot be claimed a cure, science certainly paints a pretty promising picture of the potential that cannabis holds as a treatment for the debilitating disease. The green plant is emerging as an option for symptomatic relief from Human Immun...

MSU researchers discover how cannabis can be used to sustain mental stamina in HIV patients

MSU researchers discover how cannabis can be used to sustain mental stamina in HIV patients

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

May 5, 2018

Patients with HIV could benefit from a specific chemical found in cannabis - Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). This is according to researchers at Michigan State University, who published their findings in the Journal AIDS. According to the researchers, mental decline (a common symptom associated with ...

Feds award grant to study medical cannabis’ effect on opioid use

Feds award grant to study medical cannabis’ effect on opioid use

August 12, 2017

The National Institutes of Health recently awarded a five year, $3.8 million dollar grant to researchers for the first long-term investigation of whether medical cannabis could reduce opioid use among adults with chronic pain. The federal grant could provide peer-reviewed evidence of the widespread trend of ch...

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