According to Dr. Barbara LF Kaplan of the Center for Environmental Health Sciences, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) may be good for treating auto immune diseases such as MS, but may not be helpful for treating more common ailments like the flu. In fact, it could make the symptoms and duration of a flu-like illness worse. Both THC and CBD suppress the immune system, which could prove very useful in fighting conditions like rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn’s disease. This study is important for understanding how these compounds can be used to treat medical conditions, as well as adding to our knowledge of the affect marijuana use has on the body.
- Dr. Kaplan hopes to inform marijuana users about the positive and negative effects of using the drug.
- Dr. Kaplan has done research to see how the drug effects the immune system.
- Scientist should speak in laymen’s terms more often to make this information more accessible to a wider audience.
“Dr. Barbara LF Kaplan, an Assistant Professor at the Center for Environmental Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, has recently posted an article that does a great job in explaining in plain language why the cannabinoids THC and CBD are better candidates for treating some conditions rather than others.”
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