Weed cures AIDS according to a new study. YAY potheads

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http://www.doctortipster.com/8850-marijuana-like-coumpund-found-effective-against-late-stage-hiv-infection.html

According to a new study published in the journal PloS ONE, researchers from Mount Sinai School of Medicine discovered that marijuana-like compounds can inhibit the multiplication of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) in late-stage AIDS by acting on viral receptors.

Medical marijuana is prescribed in diseases which are accompanied by appetite suppression or by sever weight loss also for management of chronic pain, symptoms that are usually present in late stages of AIDS. Through this study, scientists found out that on the surface of immune cells a type of receptors called cannabinoid receptors, CB1 and CB2, are triggered by marijuana-like compounds and can inhibit the dissemination of human immunodeficiency virus throughout the body. It is very important for scientists to understand what are the effects of activated CB1 and CB2 receptors, because in the future they hope to be able to develop new drugs that can slow the progression of HIV infection to AIDS.

"We knew that cannabinoid drugs like marijuana can have a therapeutic effect in AIDS patients, but did not understand how they influence the spread of the virus itself. We wanted to explore cannabinoid receptors as a target for pharmaceutical interventions that treat the symptoms of late-stage AIDS and prevent further progression of the disease without the undesirable side effects of medical marijuana.", leader of the study said.



When it enters the body, the HIV virus infects T helper lymphocytes (cells that are expressing CD4 receptor), making them ineffective in fighting infection. In order to disseminate, human immunodeficiency virus needs that inactive T helper lymphocytes to be activated by the immune system. In late-stages of AIDS, in viral genome mutations are produced in order to penetrate inactive T helper lymphocytes, action that is mediated by a signaling receptor called CXCR4. By using marijuana-like chemicals, cannabinoid receptor agonists which are able to activate CB2 receptors, researchers observed that activated CB2 receptor can block CXCR4 receptor, thus suppressing the spread of viral infection to inactive T helper lymphocytes.

By triggering CB1 receptors it was observed that marijuana-like compounds have the same effects as marijuana, causing unwanted side effects. Scientists want to develop marijuana-like compounds that are only triggering CB2 receptors, because this CB2 agonist reduce the infection of inactive T helper cells.

"Developing a drug that triggers only CB2 as an adjunctive treatment to standard antiviral medication may help alleviate the symptoms of late-stage AIDS and prevent the virus from spreading," researchers added.

It has been observed that HIV infects inactive T helper lymphocytes by using CXCR4 receptor only in advanced stages of AIDS, so marijuana-like compounds seem to be effective only in advanced stages of the disease.

Due to the fact that the results of this study were very promising in vitro, researchers want to develop a lab mouse model with late-stage of AIDS to test the effectiveness of marijuana-like compounds that are triggering CB2 receptors in vivo.

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#2 Fightingfan
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Funny thing is, weed tends to cure everything.
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i don't really care if it cures or causes diseases, i just wanna get high

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Funny thing is, weed tends to cure everything.Fightingfan

i don't really care if it cures or causes diseases, i just wanna get high

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You're welcome Magic

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#6 mahlasor
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Its not like Weed is a toxin. I know that like sterioids, if you take in too much, your body stops producing certain chemicles, etc. I think weed should not be criminalised like it is... It is like prohibition really, sure it can be bad if used in excess (anything is), but the existence of "weed" is not inherently bad. Amirite, I actually do not know everything about this topic, but I think it does not take too much of a brain to know that weed is just another piece of mineral that we use to modify our body processes. Alcohol can make you do really stupid things, but its not the alcohol, its the person.

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Athiest, Christan, Muslim,Black,White,Mexican,Asian We can all agree on 1 thing if we all smoked weed, we would be in a circle laughing and having a grand ol time.

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i bet smoking splifs negates the effects of cancer
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It's quite unfortunate that weed does not kill its users.

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That's not really a cure for AIDS.

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Its official...I'm starting to smoke by the end of this week...
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Its official...I'm starting to smoke by the end of this week...MgamerBD
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#13 TH1Sx1SxSPARTA
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It's quite unfortunate that weed does not kill its users.

Socijalisticka
what? why would you say that
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#14 ZumaJones07
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It's quite fortunate that weed does not kill its users.

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i agree
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I'm a bit skeptical of this but I don't really care whether people smoke weed to be honest. As long as their smoking doesn't negatively affect my life I couldn't care less what they do.

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Its not like Weed is a toxin. I know that like sterioids, if you take in too much, your body stops producing certain chemicles, etc. I think weed should not be criminalised like it is... It is like prohibition really, sure it can be bad if used in excess (anything is), but the existence of "weed" is not inherently bad. Amirite, I actually do not know everything about this topic, but I think it does not take too much of a brain to know that weed is just another piece of mineral that we use to modify our body processes. Alcohol can make you do really stupid things, but its not the alcohol, its the person.

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wrong, you cant overdose on weed, it is not bad in excess, the worst that will ever happen is youll fall asleep and get really hungry

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[QUOTE="Socijalisticka"]

It's quite fortunate that weed does not kill its users.

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i agree

Ain't no grave that can hold my body down.
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Wow! Is there anything that weed doesn't cure?

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FYI, weed is also the best cure for cancer, ALOT more effective and painfree/pain relieving than keemo

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[QUOTE="MgamerBD"]Its official...I'm starting to smoke by the end of this week...CptJSparrow
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Everyone has aids!:

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[QUOTE="mahlasor"]

Its not like Weed is a toxin. I know that like sterioids, if you take in too much, your body stops producing certain chemicles, etc. I think weed should not be criminalised like it is... It is like prohibition really, sure it can be bad if used in excess (anything is), but the existence of "weed" is not inherently bad. Amirite, I actually do not know everything about this topic, but I think it does not take too much of a brain to know that weed is just another piece of mineral that we use to modify our body processes. Alcohol can make you do really stupid things, but its not the alcohol, its the person.

Crokodile69

wrong, you cant overdose on weed, it is not bad in excess, the worst that will ever happen is youll fall asleep and get really hungry

Too much of anything will kill you dude, even water. And you're wrong, the worst that can happen is you will die.
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#22 worlock77
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FYI, weed is also the best cure for cancer, ALOT more effective and painfree/pain relieving than keemo

Crokodile69

What's keemo? Is that some kind of Japanese plant?

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FYI, weed is also the best cure for cancer, ALOT more effective and painfree/pain relieving than keemo

Crokodile69

If the whole idea is to deliver dopamine to the brain to temporary "cure" pain, then doing weed is totally the wrong drug. You need to be doing coke.

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#24 TH1Sx1SxSPARTA
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Wow! Is there anything that weed doesn't cure?

worlock77
the munchies
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Sounds like a load of bollocks.

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[QUOTE="Socijalisticka"]

It's quite unfortunate that weed does not kill its users.

TH1Sx1SxSPARTA

what? why would you say that

How else can we rid society of incompetents and subhumans?

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#28 worlock77
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[QUOTE="TH1Sx1SxSPARTA"][QUOTE="Socijalisticka"]

It's quite unfortunate that weed does not kill its users.

Socijalisticka

what? why would you say that

How else can we rid society of incompetents and subhumans?

Incompetents and subhumans like Carl Sagan?

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 .CptJSparrow

Coke and heroin both come from plants as well.

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[QUOTE="TH1Sx1SxSPARTA"][QUOTE="Socijalisticka"]

It's quite unfortunate that weed does not kill its users.

Socijalisticka

what? why would you say that

How else can we rid society of incompetents and subhumans?

We could leave it up to your educated and informed plans but I prefer a Malthusian catastrophe.
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#32 Fightingfan
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LOL *face palm*
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#33 CptJSparrow
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Coke and heroin both come from plants as well.

worlock77
-_- I'll have to start putting ':|' in every post that isn't serious from now on.
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#34 TH1Sx1SxSPARTA
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[QUOTE="TH1Sx1SxSPARTA"][QUOTE="Socijalisticka"]

It's quite unfortunate that weed does not kill its users.

Socijalisticka

what? why would you say that

How else can we rid society of incompetents and subhumans?

plenty of intelligent people smoke weed. my teacher in high school told me some of his friends that are doctors and lawyers smoke marijuana regularly my brother is finishing his 4th year in university this year, one of the top students in his class, and smokes bong hoots on a daily basis. potheads smarter than you? hard to face the truth isnt it
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People who get aids are always sleepin with the whores, who cares bout them

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You gotta be a big dumbass to get AIDS, so who careswii60_3
=( i'm not dumb.
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#37 Socijalisticka
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[QUOTE="Socijalisticka"]

[QUOTE="TH1Sx1SxSPARTA"] what? why would you say thatworlock77

How else can we rid society of incompetents and subhumans?

Incompetents and subhumans like Carl Sagan?

Sure.

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#38 kuraimen
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Weed cures aids = illegal
McDonalds clogs arteries = legal

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#39 mahlasor
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Cigarretes that give you lung cancer = legal

Weed that does not give you lung cancer = illegal.. Considering all this stuff was decided decades ago, people must have been high back then!

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#40 -Sun_Tzu-
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Weed cures aids = illegal
McDonalds clogs arteries = legal

kuraimen

Without weed though there wouldn't be fast food.

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[QUOTE="TH1Sx1SxSPARTA"][QUOTE="Socijalisticka"]

It's quite unfortunate that weed does not kill its users.

Socijalisticka

what? why would you say that

How else can we rid society of incompetents and subhumans?

You would be surprised how many perfectly successful people smoke weed. You should probably keep your opinion to yourself on a subject you clearly know nothing about. You can't just generalize everyone who smokes weed into one category of dirtbags or "subhumans." It's like saying everyone who drinks alcohol or everyone who uses pharmaceuticals are all incompetents as well. All I can say is at the very least im glad pot heads have manners... prick.

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Try touching some LSD crystal. Pot is child's play compared to lysergide. :)
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#43 Hubadubalubahu
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Cigarretes that give you lung cancer = legal

Weed that does not give you lung cancer = illegal.. Considering all this stuff was decided decades ago, people must have been high back then!

mahlasor

You can still get lung cancer and emphysema by smoking weed. You're still inhaling a harmful smoke. Although they have said that it does slow and in some cases near stop uncontrolled cell growth which does help fight cancer, but your lungs are still hit. Unless of course you vaporize it ;)

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[QUOTE="CptJSparrow"][QUOTE="MgamerBD"]Its official...I'm starting to smoke by the end of this week...cybrcatter

You have the aids?

Well, he is black.







And I'll see OT next month.

Your sig totally matches my reaction...but your right :(

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#46 coolbeans90
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I read on the internet that weed cures and prevents congestive heart failure.

And the bubonic plague.

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The only real medicine out there.

All that proccessed junk is crap that give a million other side effects.

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#48 MissLibrarian
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I read on the internet that weed cures and prevents congestive heart failure.

And the bubonic plague.

coolbeans90
And social anxiety.
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#49 needled24-7
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The only real medicine out there.

All that proccessed junk is crap that give a million other side effects.

Gaming-Planet

yep. "here, take this to help you go to sleep. but it causes depression, so take this to not get depressed. but that causes anxiety, so take this to help with your anxiety. but that causes increased levels of estrogen/testosterone. so take this to level out your hormones" etc

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#50 coolbeans90
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[QUOTE="coolbeans90"]

I read on the internet that weed cures and prevents congestive heart failure.

And the bubonic plague.

MissLibrarian

And social anxiety.

And erectile dysfunction.