Cannabis Compound Holds Hidden Antibiotic Properties

Could cannabis be a new weapon in the fight against antibiotic resistance? Scientists have discovered that cannabigerol (CBG), a non-psychoactive cannabis compound, holds some hidden antibiotic properties. 

Scientists from McMaster University in Canada found that CBG was effective against drug-resistant superbug infections in mice. In fact, it appeared to work just as well as vancomycin, a powerful antibiotic often used to treat superbugs. While it’s going to take a lot of fine-tuning, the compound could potentially be used in a new antibiotic treatment.

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