Cannabis Could Help Fight ‘Superbugs,’ Study Suggests
Could cannabis provide the solution to antibiotic-resistant “superbugs?” According to a review of existing research published last month, the compounds found in cannabis could provide a new source of antibiotics, but further research is needed to find their full potential in fighting pathogens.
The review, which was published in the journal Antibiotics, states that while antibiotics have saved millions of lives since their discovery, “their misuse has resulted in the emergence of antibacterial resistance (AMR), which is a significant threat to global human health.”
The review looks back at more than 70 years of research into the antibacterial effects of cannabis, beginning with studies carried out in the 1950s, well before the chemical makeup of cannabis was understood like it is today.
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