CDC Reports Invasive Fungal Disease in Cannabis Consumers

CDC Reports Invasive Fungal Disease in Cannabis Consumers

CDC report connects fungal infections and cannabis. According to new CDC research, cannabis may be good for treating some fungal infections, but can also cause it. How can that be? For years, the cannabinoids CBC, CBD, and CBG have been lauded for their anti-fungal properties, which have been shown to fight off infections like candidiasis, caused by yeast. But the new research, published in Emerging Infectious Diseases (2020), takes a different approach. Instead of examining how cannabinoids function within the body, the scientists looked at the plant itself — and found something disturbing.1)Benedict, K., Thompson, G. R., & Jackson, B. R. (2020). Cannabis Use and Fungal Infections in a Commercially Insured Population, United States, 2016. Emerging Infectious Diseases, 26(6), 1308-1310. https://dx.doi.org/10.3201/eid2606.191570. jQuery(“#footnote_plugin_tooltip_2720_1”).tooltip({ tip: “#footnote_plugin_tooltip_text_2720_1”, tipClass: “footnote_tooltip”, effect: “fade”, fadeOutSpeed: 100, predelay: 400, position: “top right”, relative: true, offset: [10, 10] }); Unfortunately, mold growing on cannabis flowers can actually cause serious infections. The mold, which is too tiny to see, was responsible for producing fungal problems in roughly .05% of the cannabis consuming population — a low figure to be sure, but one which the CDC felt strongly enough to issue a warning. Research into Treating Fungal Infections It’s not necessarily the chance of fungal infection that worried the CDC, but rather who it affects. Out of the 53,217 people in the study (looking at information gained via insurance data), 40 fell ill due to fungus. A high percentage of these were cannabis consumers. Importantly, a fungal infection can be dangerous for the…

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