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New Study: HIV Patients That Use Cannabis Daily Have Lower Neuro-inflammation

Updated: Sep 21, 2021

Lower Neuro-inflammation for HIV patients that use medical marijuana everyday

HIV Patients That Use Cannabis Daily Have Lower Neuro-inflammation

A new research study was just published in the Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society that displayed some exciting findings!

At Ohio Marijuana Card, we not only want to be your go-to marijuana card provider, we also want to keep you informed on all things marijuana. This included ground breaking research that can impact you and your treatment path!

The University of California, San Diego just published their findings that revealed HIV-positive patients who use marijuana daily have lower levels of neuroinflammation when compared to those that are HIV-positive who do not use marijuana daily.

This analysis used 263 patients that were segmented into four different groups: HIV-positive marijuana users and non-marijuana users and HIV-negative marijuana users and non-users.

The study not only showed that HIV-positive patients who used marijuana daily have lower levels of inflammation in general but they actually had inflammation levels as low as those who are HIV-negative and are non-marijuana users. Additionally, a correlation was found between lower inflammation and better neurocognitive functions overall.

What Does This Mean For Me?

These findings may sound like a lot of research thrown at you so what does this actually mean for people who are interested in using marijuana as treatment? This study supports the fact that marijuana is an anti-inflammatory and has medicinal properties!

In 1970, the Controlled Substances Act updated all federal drug laws in the United State and scheduled marijuana as a Schedule I drug. Schedule I is reserved for substances that have no medicinal value and have a high potential for abuse and addiction.

This scheduling was not based on facts but was politically charged. So any research that proved marijuana to be medically beneficial is important for the marijuana community and those that are a part of it.

How Can I Get Medical Marijuana in Ohio?

Are you dealing with HIV/AIDS and looking for a holistic treatment approach? It is now easier than ever to get your medical marijuana card in Ohio!

In order to be eligible to get your medical marijuana card you have to be 18 years or older, diagnosed with a qualifying medical condition, be an Ohio resident and meet with a certified Ohio marijuana card doctor.

We can help you get your card in three easy steps:

  1. Meet with one of our state-certified medical marijuana doctors to discuss your condition and treatment needs.

  2. With the doctor's approval, you'll receive your card via email from the Ohio Board of Pharmacy and have same day access to any medical marijuana dispensary in the state.

Don’t wait another day. You deserve relief today!


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Here at Ohio Marijuana Card, our goal is to help everyone achieve wellness safely and conveniently through increased access to medical marijuana. Our focus on education, inclusion, and acceptance will reduce stigma for our patients by providing equal access to timely information and compassionate care.

If you have any questions, call us at (866) 457-5559, or simply book a medical marijuana evaluation to start getting relief you can trust today!

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