Microbial Diseases

Microbial diseases refer to illnesses in humans that can be attributed to the introduction of one of four different types of microbes: Bacteria, Viruses, Fungi, and Protozoa. Many of the diseases being studied have been difficult to treat, such as HIV, Hepatitis C, and human herpesvirus.

"Several laboratory studies suggest that cannabinoids may have antiviral and antibacterial effects....However, there is no evidence that individual cannabinoids -- such as CBD, CBG or THC -- or cannabis preparations protect against infection with the SARS-CoV2 virus or could be used to treat Covid-19, the disease produced by this virus." - IACM statement, March 25, 2020

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Below are some of the studies looking at the use of CBD for Microbial Disease treatment.

General Information

Cannabidiol for Viral Diseases: Hype or Hope?



Cannabis, CBD & COVID-19


IACM: Statement of the Board on current corona virus pandemic and the use of cannabinoids


What Does Research Show for CBD's Effects on the Immune System for Viral Infections?


Articles in Antibiotic Resistance


CBD as a Superbug Antibiotic?


Scientific Research


Potential of Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Viral Hepatitis


Potential of Cannabidiol for the Treatment of Viral Hepatitis


Cannabidiol Inhibits Growth and Induces Programmed Cell Death in Kaposi Sarcoma–Associated Herpesvirus-Infected Endothelium


Antibacterial properties of hemp and other natural fibre plants: A review


Cannabidiol Is a Novel Modulator of Bacterial Membrane Vesicles


Cannabidiol is an effective helper compound in combination with bacitracin to kill Gram-positive bacteria