WE SUPPORT THE MEDICINAL USE OF CANNABIS FOR TAINTED BLOOD VICTIMS
Current evidence suggests that cannabis has the potential of offering therapeutic benefits to patients with HCV and other liver diseases (Mallat, et al., 2011) including HIV/AIDS. From the earliest days of the HIV epidemic, cannabis has been used to treat many of the complications of disease, ranging from the symptoms of HIV wasting syndrome to side effects associated with antiretroviral drug use. While newer generation drugs for both HIV and HCV have greatly reduced the incidence and severity of many of the symptoms, cannabis is still popularly embraced by patients as a means to alleviate the myriad of ongoing symptoms that can accompany these conditions. Some studies indicate that cannabis may afford long-term benefits by effectively slowing or even preventing disease progression in these conditions.
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