Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Snippet from the Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research


“Effects of Medicinal Cannabis on CD4 Immunity in AIDS”
Rachel Schrier, Ph.D., University of California, San Diego

The aim of this study was to determine if cannabis might suppress the immune system in individuals
with HIV. This is an important question since already fragile immunity is characteristic of AIDS and other
serious illness where cannabis might be used.

Results of the study are being prepared for publication. Briefly, immune system cells (CD4+ white blood
cells) obtained from 15 individuals with AIDS participating in another study were exposed to three
concentrations of THC in tests of their functional “competence.” There was no evidence of acute impairment
of immune function at concentrations achievable in living humans. These results parallel other
research showing that short-term cannabis administration does not diminish the circulating number of
this white blood cell essential for immunity.

 tl;dr: smoke 'em if you got 'em...even if you got AIDS


  1. I heard about this on the news earlier. That is pretty dicey having a large factory of cannabis to help save people. However it's still really awesome if they do more research into the stuff.

  2. wow if it can that would be awesome.

  3. good post.

    we have to get the word out...
    many people still think cannabis isnt medecin, we must educate them :D

  4. That's just what happens when something has a negative stigma for so long. Knowledge is power

  5. this post made me open my eyes and stop squinting!!!

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  7. i smoke bowls everyday
    and im looking forward to your next post!

  8. dude i'm back from amsterdam.

    come check out all the cool pictures i took!