The quest for new antibiotics has led researchers to a surprising candidate: the marijuana compound CBD.

A new study finds that CBD, or cannabidiol, is "remarkably effective" at killing bacteria, at least in a test tube, the researchers in the new study said.

The results showed that CBD had antibiotic effects against a number of so-called Gram-positive bacteria, including types of staph and strep bacteria, as well as strains that had become resistant to other antibiotic drugs.

Still, the results are very preliminary, and people should absolutely not self-treat infections with CBD at this time, the researchers said.

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Rachael Rettner ~ LiveScience.com

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