December 2, 2010 12:47 PM

S.C. researcher's marijuana studies explore its health impact

Chemical compounds in marijuana can suppress the body’s immune functions — potentially speeding the growth of some cancers but possibly helping in the fight against arthritis, multiple sclerosis or allergies. The good-news, bad-news findings were published in this month’s European Journal of Immunology, based on a study led by University of South Carolina researcher Prakash Nagarkatti.

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