‘I’m a firm believer that this is the next CBD’

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This story first appeared in Weekend Dispensary, a weekly newsletter from The GrowthOp. Signup now to get a story delivered to your inbox every Saturday.  Researchers at McMaster University made a surprising discovery last winter. In a mice study , they found that the nonpsychoactive cannabinoid cannabigerol (CBG) was not only a potent microbial agent but was also capable of killing the superbug methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA). Resistant to several antibiotics, MRSA can spread in hospitals, and other healthcare facilities, and lead to pneumonia, bloodstream infections and even sepsis. The CBG not only destroyed the MRSA microbes but also prevented the bacteria from forming ‘biofilms,’ communities of microorganisms that attach to surfaces . In order to conduct the study, the research team enlisted the help of Jakob Magolan, a McMaster associate professor of biochemistry and biomedical sciences who synthesized the CBG in a mass quantity. That process mirrors the efforts of cannabis and biotech companies that are now racing to bring CBG , and other rare cannabinoids, to the masses through synthetic production. How this former NFL linebacker became a leading cannabis physician for athletes Double stigma: Using cannabis to treat endometriosis This Toronto man is treating a rare neurological disorder with psilocybin mushrooms “I’m a firm believer that this is the next CBD,” Roy Lipski tells The GrowthOp. Lipski co-founded California-based Creo, a cannabinoid ingredient company, alongside Dr. Ramon Gonzalez, a professor of bioengineering, in 2016. The company’s sole focus, at the moment, is on creating CBG through biosynthesis. Using fermentation, Creo produces CBG without involving the cannabis plant. Their process involves fewer energy demands than traditional growing operations, Lipski argues, and ensures consistency, purity, and the ability to produce cannabinoids in commercial quantities. Creo, and similar companies, are betting that cannabinoids will soon be incorporated in everything from beauty and…

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