CBG Can Help Fight Antibiotic-Resistant Superbugs, Study Finds

Researchers from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario recently conducted a study exploring the antibiotic properties of five different cannabinoids. During lab tests, the research team discovered that cannabigerol (CBG) was able to kill methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus(MRSA), a drug-resistant form of bacteria responsible for a growing number of life-threatening infections. Source: https://merryjane.com/news/cbg-can-help-fight-antibiotic-resistant-superbugs-study-finds

Phytoremediation with Hemp

Scientists at Colorado State University (CSU), including Elizabeth Pilon-Smith, have spent decades pondering how plants can help clean the soil. A CSU student summary of hemp phytoremediation gives a nice review of that we know so far (2012), including links to peer-reviewed studies on the subject. Source: https://www.rxleaf.com/hemp-cleans-up-radioactive-soil-and-so-much-more/

Sequencing Cannabis Genomes

Deleting CBCAS genes opens the door to another problem, namely that this genetic cluster also houses certain pathogen response genes. The researchers hypothesized that “[b]reeding for less than 0.3% THCA production may enrich for pathogen susceptibility and higher patient fungal exposure.” In other words, selective breeding for low-THC hemp may weaken its pathogen resistance. Source:…