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Recently, Dr. Robert Melamede of Cannabis Science Inc supported major evidence that cannabis could eventually be used to treat MRSA. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus or MRSA is a bacterial infection that is highly resistant to some antibiotics; a type of staph infection. This treatment would probably be based around a type of topical cream, but it would be of high importance to people who suffer from MRSA. Melamede can be quoted:
“Research into use of whole cannabis extracts and multi-cannabinoid compounds has provided the scientific rationale for medical marijuanaÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s efficacy in treating some of the most troubling diseases mankind now faces, including infectious diseases such as the flu and HIV, autoimmune diseases such as ALS (Lou GehrigÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s Disease), multiple sclerosis, arthritis, and diabetes, neurological conditions such as AlzheimerÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s, stroke and brain injury, as well as numerous forms of cancer. One common element of these diseases is that patients often suffer extended hospital stays, risking development of various Staphyloccus infections including MRSA. A topical, whole-cannabis treatment for these infections is a functional complement to our cannabis extract-based lozenge.”
It almost seems crazy that we are fighting something as simple as infection in this day and age, but it is truly still an issue. These people run high risks, that without proper treatment could cause them to be very ill. As if Melamede’s report was not enough one can buttress his opinions with those from Italy’s Universita del Piemonte Orientale and Britain’s University of London, School of Pharmacy. They found THC, CBD, CBG, CBC, and CBN (main ingredients in cannabis) to be “exceptional” in treating infection and that the chemicals “showed potent antibacterial activity”.
How can anyone doubt the medical values of cannabis? For years and years even before written history people have consumed cannabis and used its oils/seeds to heal themselves. Why are we so different? Just like when it seems that infection is an old idea, the idea of medicinal cannabis being illegal quickly slides into a strikingly ironic spot. Look at the drug Marinol (Dronabinol), the pharmaceuticals response to cannabis, a synthetic form of THC. Why would they even make that if they do not support that there is medicinal benefits to cannabis use alone?