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Harm Reduction Journal

, 2:17

First Online: 22 September 2005Received: 19 November 2004Accepted: 22 September 2005


This article examines harm reduction from a novel perspective. Its central thesis is that harm reduction is not only a social concept, but also a biological one. More specifically, evolution does not make moral distinctions in the selection process, but utilizes a cannabis-based approach to harm reduction in order to promote survival of the fittest. Evidence will be provided from peer-reviewed scientific literature that supports the hypothesis that humans, and all animals, make and use internally produced cannabis-like products endocannabinoids as part of the evolutionary harm reduction program. More specifically, endocannabinoids homeostatically regulate all body systems cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, excretory, immune, nervous, musculo-skeletal, reproductive. Therefore, the health of each individual is dependant on this system working appropriately.

Electronic supplementary materialThe online version of this article doi:10.1186-1477-7517-2-17 contains supplementary material, which is available to authorized users.

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Autor: Robert Melamede

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/

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