Breaking News: Louisiana’s Neti Pot Brain-Eating Amoeba and Cannabis


This week Louisiana issued a warning about using tap water and neti pots.  The amoeba, formally known as the Naegleria fowleri, can be fatal when it is introduced into the body through the nasal cavity.  It must enter the body through the nasal cavity; it cannot be ingested through drinking water.  It is recommended that neti pot users strictly use sterile water and not tap water.

Susceptibility of Naegleria fowleri to A9-Tetrahydrocannabinol
Nature holds many mysteries and one is how this brain eating amoeba is susceptible to THC.  Although it does not stop their movement it does inhibit growth of the pathogenic amoeboflagellate Naegleria fowleri. THC is amoebostatic at 5 to 50 micrograms/ml. delta 9-THC prevents enflagellation and encystment.  When there are concentrations of A9-THC. N. fowleri will not grow in standard mammalian cell cultures.

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