Title

The Effect of Highly Concentrated Cannabidiol on Staphylococcus epidermidis

School Name

Spring Valley High School

Grade Level

11th Grade

Presentation Topic

Microbiology

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Abstract

With the continued use of marijuana all across the world where many people are starting to research and learn more about the health benefits and other aspects that the components inside of this psychoactive plant can give more insight into the chemicals inside the plant should be looked into. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the two main components inside marijuana, which is the focus of this research. CBD is being continually researched as markets for the component have grown exponentially in the past few years. To find the effectiveness of specifically highly concentrated Cannabidiol, however, the research conducted will go over how the component affects skin-infection causing bacteria. Staphylococcus epidermidis is a bacteria that has been problematic in causing infections especially in situations where the inside of the body is exposed during surgery. Testing on this bacteria to see if the Cannabidiol’s antibacterial properties in a highly concentrated state can help with getting rid of problematic bacteria would be an immense help in finding more ways to fight antibiotic resistance and also allow Cannabidiol to be implemented into the medical scene more. Using three test groups with two being different amounts of highly concentrated Cannabidiol and one control group a test was performed. Staphylococcus epidermidis is put into a medium broth with the water-soluble Cannabidiol and then a test was performed to find the absorbance compared between the three groups. The hypothesis was disproven with a statistical p-value of >0.05. Outliers that occurred in the data may have been caused by unknown factors, but the correlation between the addition of Cannabidiol into Staphylococcus epidermidis may be that Cannabidiol even of high concentration does not affect that species of bacteria in a noticeable manner.

Location

HSS 116

Start Date

4-2-2022 11:00 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Apr 2nd, 11:00 AM

The Effect of Highly Concentrated Cannabidiol on Staphylococcus epidermidis

HSS 116

With the continued use of marijuana all across the world where many people are starting to research and learn more about the health benefits and other aspects that the components inside of this psychoactive plant can give more insight into the chemicals inside the plant should be looked into. Cannabidiol (CBD) is one of the two main components inside marijuana, which is the focus of this research. CBD is being continually researched as markets for the component have grown exponentially in the past few years. To find the effectiveness of specifically highly concentrated Cannabidiol, however, the research conducted will go over how the component affects skin-infection causing bacteria. Staphylococcus epidermidis is a bacteria that has been problematic in causing infections especially in situations where the inside of the body is exposed during surgery. Testing on this bacteria to see if the Cannabidiol’s antibacterial properties in a highly concentrated state can help with getting rid of problematic bacteria would be an immense help in finding more ways to fight antibiotic resistance and also allow Cannabidiol to be implemented into the medical scene more. Using three test groups with two being different amounts of highly concentrated Cannabidiol and one control group a test was performed. Staphylococcus epidermidis is put into a medium broth with the water-soluble Cannabidiol and then a test was performed to find the absorbance compared between the three groups. The hypothesis was disproven with a statistical p-value of >0.05. Outliers that occurred in the data may have been caused by unknown factors, but the correlation between the addition of Cannabidiol into Staphylococcus epidermidis may be that Cannabidiol even of high concentration does not affect that species of bacteria in a noticeable manner.