Cannabis-based drugs like CBD and THC show surprising potential for defeating antibiotic-resistant germs.
Cannabis sativa plants are essentially chemical factories that pump out tons of fascinating molecules, which we call cannabinoids. Humans have been making use of these compounds for thousands of years, as well as gorging on the plant’s nutritious seeds and using its fibers to make textiles.
But due to decades of stigma and the plant’s restricted legal status, there’s still a lot we don’t know about cannabis, especially its unique chemistry. A growing body of research suggests cannabinoids could make potent medications such as antibiotics, which is good news considering pathogens like bacteria, viruses and fungi are quickly evolving resistance to most of our defenses.
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