Marijuana-Like Compounds Fight AIDS, Study Finds HuffingtonPost / 3,22,2012 Marijuana-like drugs can do more for AIDS patients than simply help them with their nausea or loss of appetite, according to a new study. Doctor Tipster found new research published in the medical journal PLoS One that suggests marijuana-like compounds actually fight the HIV virus in late-stage AIDS patients. Researchers told Doctor Tipster that they already know "cannabinoid drugs" like marijuana can have a therapeutic effect in AIDS patients. But they wanted to further understand how they "influence the spread of the virus itself." The study found that "cannabinoid receptors" are triggered by marijuana-like compounds and can actually block the spread of the HIV virus throughout the body. Now, the researchers who conducted the study are planning to test a marijuana-like drug in mice infected with late-stage AIDS, according to Zee News. Americans For Safe Access, a pro-medical marijuana organization, cites various studies which suggest medical marijuana also helps HIV and AIDS patients who suffer from pain and weight loss. The plant already has the compounds in it,,any bets that the end result of their research is another medicine with side effects that are far worse than just getting "high"?