Marijuana could treat autoimmune diseases: study

“The drug has potential to work on chronic inflammation, found in disease like arthritis, lupus, colitis and MS. It may work by suppressing immune functions.

 New findings suggest marijuana’s potential key role in fighting autoimmune diseases lies in its capacity to suppress certain immune functions, notably inflammation.

Building the case for the most widely used illicit drug in developed countries, researchers from the University of South Carolina have discovered marijuana’s potential to treat autoimmune diseases in which chronic inflammation plays a pivotal role.”

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