Scientists: Drug-Resistant Superbug No Match for Cannabis
As we see in the news on a regular basis, antibiotics are having a hard time stopping many so-called “superbugs.” And one of the scariest bugs out there is methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). But, as reported in Metro, out of the UK, scientists have identified a compound in cannabis that destroys MRSA and could save thousands of lives.
A cannabis study conducted by McMaster University in Canada has shown that cannabigerol (CBG) is effective in killing MRSA in mice. CBG is non-psychoactive and won’t get patients high but could save their lives. The study showed that many cannabinoids had antibiotic properties, but CBG was the most effective at fighting the worst superbugs. The study author, Eric Brown, says, “CBG proved to be marvelous at tackling pathogenic bacteria.” The next step in creating a drug from CBG is to refine the compound to make it target bacteria better and lower any potential toxicity.