Skip to main page content
Access keys NCBI Homepage MyNCBI Homepage Main Content Main Navigation
. 1976;42(1-2):9-12.
doi: 10.1007/BF00399444.

Antibacterial Activity of delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol

Antibacterial Activity of delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol and Cannabidiol

B Van Klingeren et al. Antonie Van Leeuwenhoek. .

Abstract

The minimum inhibiting concentrations (MIC) of delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) for staphylococci and streptococci in broth are in the range of 1-5 mug/ml. In the same range, both compounds are also bactericidal. In media containing 4% serum or 5% blood the antibacterial activity is strongly reduced (MIC 50 mug/ml). Gram-negative bacteria are resistant to THC and CBD.

Similar articles

See all similar articles

Cited by 4 articles

References

    1. Z Naturforsch B. 1959 Feb;14B(2):98-100 - PubMed
    1. Antibiot Chemother (Northfield). 1959 May;9(5):307-11 - PubMed
    1. Pharmazie. 1958 Mar;13(3):155-66 - PubMed
    1. Biochem Pharmacol. 1970 Apr;19(4):1333-9 - PubMed
    1. Pharmazie. 1957 Jul;12(7):439-43 - PubMed

MeSH terms

LinkOut - more resources

Feedback