Weed May Prevent HIV?

Scientists may have discovered another reason why marijuana should be legalized for medical purposes: it may help stop the spread of the HIV-virus.

According to the Huffington Post, 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 monkeys’ stomachs, one of the most common areas in the body for HIV infection to spread, decreased. 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.

My public service announcement for my people affected with the HIV-virus: please don’t use marijuana as a substitute for your medical treatment prescribed by your healthcare professional. However, if getting blazed is your thing, just continue to do it for the enjoyment like everyone else in the world(except for me, since I don’t smoke but who am I to judge).