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Marijuana’s chemical compound THC can weaken most common strain of HIV virus

In Feature Stories, HIV, Research Updates and News by Chris Hogg

Preliminary research revealed THC can weaken HIV-1 infection, a new report published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology explains. A synthetic version of THC, the main psychoactive ingredient in cannabis, was developed to attack the HIV-1 virus, which represents the vast majority (more than 90 percent) of all HIV types. Researchers found compounds that stimulate the cannabinoid type 2 (CB2) receptor in …