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Natural use of marijuana reduces intestinal parasite rate

Hunter-gathers who take marijuana have a lower rate of infection by parasitic intestinal worms. This has been noted in the Aka people.

The finding has come from scientists based at Washington State University. Data indicates that the more often the hunter-gatherers smoke marijuana, then the less they are infected by intestinal worms. The Aka people are not taking the psychoactive substance for this purpose; the effect is an unintended consequence. Read more »

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