How The Science of the 'EndoCannabinoid System'
Will Change the Practice of Medicine and the Economy
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Homoeostasis is adaptability: A rule of nature; “If you can’t adapt you die”.
In 1512, Spanish King Ferdinand encouraged the explorer, Ponce de León, to continue searching for new lands, in hopes of finding more gold and expanding the Spanish empire. Around this time, Ponce de León learned of a Caribbean island called Bimini on which it was rumoured there were miraculous waters purported to be a “fountain of youth”. The fable was familiar on both sides of the Atlantic, alleging the spring was in the Garden of Eden, which many believed was located in Asia (early Spaniards believed America to be Asia).
Decriminalisation causes the illegal activity that was once attractive and appealing to be ordinary and boring. Rates for teenage use of Cannabis in Amsterdam are well below rates of those in the United States as evidenced in the study, 'Prevalence of substance use in the Netherlands compared with the United States'.
Cannabis use improves empathy and acceptance of change. Avoidance of Cannabis use has the opposite effect.
*Expanded from a letter by David B. Allen M.D., California, United States