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Treatment: Pot—the Next HIV Drug?
Synthetic anti-inflammatory compounds derived from cannabinoids, the primary active ingredient in marijuana, appear to show potential to fight HIV. That’s because cannabinoids activate proteins called CB2 receptors on the surface of immune cells, which could decrease HIV’s ability to replicate efficiently inside them.

Treatment: Pot—the Next HIV Drug?

Synthetic anti-inflammatory compounds derived from cannabinoids, the primary active ingredient in marijuana, appear to show potential to fight HIV. That’s because cannabinoids activate proteins called CB2 receptors on the surface of immune cells, which could decrease HIV’s ability to replicate efficiently inside them.