Sunday, September 07, 2008

Marijuana as an Antibiotic

MRSA, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus is an anti-biotic Staph infection that can really ruin your day. The cannabinoids in Marijuana kill bacteria in a different way than traditional antibiotics, meaning they might be able to bypass bacterial resistance.

This does have the ring of truth. None of the stoners I know have ever had MRSA.

Unfortunately for the readers of High Times magazine, the researchers have also located two cannabinoids that don't make you high.  Spoil sports those researchers are.

So, if you come down with a Staph infection, ask the hospital orderly if you can bum a joint and ring down to room service for more ice cream. The cops won't be able to get you because you will be in a lock down isolation unit. Sweet!