HIV AIDS Medicinal Cannabis
- The Annals of Internal Medicine, stated in its Aug. 19, 2003 article titled “Short-Term Effects of Cannabinoide in Patients with HIV-1 Infection”:
“Conclusions: Smoked and oral cannabinoids [marijuana] did not seem to be unsafe in people with HIV infection with respect to HIV RNA levels, CD4 and CD8 cell counts, or protease inhibitor levels over a 21-day treatment.”
“Patients receiving cannabinoids [smoked marijuana and marijuana pills] had improved immune function compared with those receiving placebo. They also gained about 4 pounds more on average than those patients receiving placebo.”
Aug. 19, 2003 Click Here for Source
2. Lynn Zimmer, PhD, wrote in her 1997 book Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts: A Review of the Scientific Evidence:
“There is no evidence that marijuana users are more susceptible to infections than non-users.
Early studies that showed decreased immune function in cells taken from marijuana users have since been disproven.
Indeed, not a single case of marijuana-induced immune impairment has ever been observed in humans.”
1997 – Click Here for Source