Did you know that the US Government holds a patent on Cannabinoids, which includes CBD, as neuroprotectants and antioxidants?
“Cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults such as stroke or trauma, or in the treatment of neuroprotectants such as Alzheimer’s Disease.”– United States Patent – 6630507
There may be a preventive solution for neurological conditions like TBI and CTE that exist in Cannabidiol, better known as CBD, a compound found in abundance in the Hemp plant marijuana. CBD is non-psychoactive (doesn’t get you high), non-toxic, non-addictive and has already been proven to stimulate the human endocannabinoid system, which regulates a variety of physiological processes including pain-sensation, mood, and memory. So, now that the NFLPA has been armed with this information, they need to advocate for its immediate use – particularly right after football games where 1,600 players have just sustained numerous “ischemic insults” and traumatic injuries to the brain.