Cannabinoids are being used to combat MRSA infections
Across the USA in the past 7 years, infection rates for methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus better known as MRSA have literally doubled. Science is scrambling trying to find a worthy anti-biotic to defeat it, some have turned to cannabis to combat MRSA infections, with provable success!
According to the CDC - Center for Disease Control, MRSA infects approximately 96,000 Americans per year, killing almost 18,000. This highly infectious bacteria is known for mutating its genetic coding to defeat medicines used to treat it. MRSA is the true survivor bug of our time. Once scientists find a cure, they find a new mutated strain, that has evolved and is resistant to medicine.
Marijuana as medicine is a trending theme throughout the country, new uses for this plants over 70 types of cannabinoids are still being discovered. But research shows that certain cannabinoid compounds found in marijuana aggressively combat the MRSA pathogen.
Cannabinoids are the fatty acids found in the cannabis plant in great abundance, they are also a naturally occurring compound in the human endocannabinoid systems within our bodies. They help govern systems within us such as hunger, sleep, digestion and other cognitive functions. Cannabinoids help give humans a well balanced healthy system, but have long been known to combat infections as well. Even as far back as the 1950's cannabinoids have been used on wounds as a topical, preventing the onset of infection.
Since the federal governments more lenient cannabis laws, successful scientific re-search has been conducted, identifying 5 different cannabinoids with antibiotic effects. They are tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabinol, cannabidiol, cannabigerol and cannabichromene and can be harnessed today to destroy infections like MRSA. Even though this aggressive infection has been able to adapt to conventional antibiotics, cannabis seems to eliminate it quickly, without allowing it to mutate. This being a very effective treatment that you can get right now through a medical marijuana doctor, if your state happens to be one of the 29 that currently allows it. There are also zero harmful known side effects to cannabis treatments in this way!