Marijuana: The Super Antibiotic of the Future

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A World Wide Emergency

"Without urgent, coordinated action by many stakeholders, the world is headed for a post-antibiotic era," Dr. Keiji Fukuda, the Assistant Director General for the World Health Organization's Health Security department, said last year after the WHO released its first ever global report on antibiotic resistance. "Common infections and minor injuries, which have been treatable for decades, can once again kill," he continued, explaining how antibiotic resistant bacteria are now one of the top health concerns of the world.

The horrible irony is that the evolution of bacteria into "superbugs" is driven in large part by the antibiotics that were designed to treat them in the first place. Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) for example, which causes over 10,000 deaths each year according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), is a direct byproduct of over-using antibiotics, which bred a stronger and more dangerous version of the common Staph aureus bacteria....

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Ocean Malandra is a journalist and travel writer that divides his time between Northern California and South America. His work has appeared in everything from Business Insider and USA Today to Vice and High Times. Tri-lingual, he is a member of the International Travel Writer's Alliance, the Cusco Writer's Guild and the South America Explorer's Club.

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