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Cannabis Ingredient CBD Could One Day Become an Antibiotic

Cannabis Ingredient CBD Could One Day Become an Antibiotic

As scientists work to stem the tide of antibiotic resistance, the authors of a study believe an ingredient in cannabis could one day form the basis of a new drug.

Antibiotic, or antimicrobial, resistance is where bugs such as bacteria can survive drugs created to kill them, making infections difficult, or impossible, to treat.

Scientists in Australia found cannabidiol—the non-psychoactive ingredient marijuana— killed all the strains of bacteria they tested in a lab, including some which are highly resistant to existing antibiotics.

Cannabis Ingredient CBD Could One Day Become an Antibiotic






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