Cannabinoids Treatment for MRSA?

hgDPF-j4_400x400Antibacterial cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa: a structure-activity study.  Sigma-Aldrich is looking at the antibacterial properties of all 5 known cannabinoids.

“Marijuana (Cannabis sativa) has long been known to contain antibacterial cannabinoids, whose potential to address antibiotic resistance has not yet been investigated.”

“All five major cannabinoids (cannabidiol (1b), cannabichromene (2), cannabigerol (3b), Delta (9)-tetrahydrocannabinol (4b), and cannabinol (5)) showed potent activity against a variety of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains of current clinical relevance.”

Here is a link to the entire article that was published back in Journal of Natural Products 2008-08-01 –  LINKAntibacterial cannabinoids from Cannabis sativa: a structure-activity study. | Sigma-Aldrich