Cannabis could help America combat invasive species of mussels.
Since the 1980s, quagga and zebra mussels populations have been growing quickly in American waters. If their populations are not controlled they have the potential to eradicate most other aquatic life that shares an ecosystem with them by consuming all the available plankton. It’s an issue the US government has been looking to rectify for a few decades now.
“I’ve been involved for the last couple years here in developing new uses and processes for cannabis,” Resnick told Cannabis Business Times recently. “I became interested in using cannabidiol as a method of treating this invasion of quagga mussels and zebra mussels that has actually plagued the United States for the last 30 years.”
When these mussels consume CBD, they can no longer produce the chemical that allows them to adhere to surfaces like ship hulls, pipes, rocks and so on. Without a place to anchor themselves the mussels are unable to