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CDC Reports Invasive Fungal Disease in Cannabis Consumers

CDC Reports Invasive Fungal Disease in Cannabis Consumers

Matt Weeks | September 10, 2020

According to new CDC research, cannabis may be good for treating some fungal infections, but can also cause it. How can that be? For years, the cannabinoids CBC, CBD, and CBG have been lauded for their anti-fungal properties, which have been shown to fight off infections like candidiasis, caused by yeast. But the new research, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases (2020), takes a different approach. Instead of examining how cannabinoids function within the body, the scientists looked at the plant itself — and found something disturbing.1)

Unfortunately, mold growing on cannabis flowers can actually cause serious infections. The mold, which is too tiny to see, was responsible for producing fungal problems in roughly .05% of the cannabis consuming population — a low figure to be sure, but one which the CDC felt strongly enough to issue a warning.

CDC Reports Invasive Fungal Disease in Cannabis Consumers






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