Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Study Shows Cannabinoids May Be Useful Against Drug-Resistant Staph Infections

Researchers in Italy and the U.K. tested five major marijuana chemicals called cannabinoids on different strains of MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus). All five showed germ-killing activity against the MRSA strains in lab tests. Some synthetic cannabinoids also showed germ-killing capability. The scientists note the cannabinoids kill bacteria in a different way than traditional antibiotics, meaning they might be able to bypass bacterial resistance.

At least two of the cannabinoids don't have mood-altering effects, so there could be a way to use these substances without creating the high of marijuana.

I'm not for using mind altering substances, because it's nice to know what you are doing, but if this stuff can save your life then it should be tried.

[Posted at the SpookyWeather blog, September 1st, 2010.]

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