Every year, more and more research comes out showing how damaged NFL players brains can get because of the sport. Rule changes, safety precautions, and new gear has become an everyday occurrence in the NFL world. Concussions and CTE have become one of the primary focuses, and they are always hoping a “miracle pill” will develop to help prevent these issues. It may not be a miracle pill, but the new concussion pill may very well contain large amounts of CBD.
It is expected that such a pill could arrive as soon as 2025, or as late as 2030. Last October, the University of Miami was given $16 million in grant money to research the combination of CBD and an anesthetic with the goal of developing a treatment of brain trauma and concussions. The study is expected to conclude in 2021.
CBD has been proven to contain several neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory properties. Nate Jackson, former NFL player believes CBD could be the NFL’s best bet, because of its ability to work as both a pain killer and a treatment for concussions.
“I played six years. Chances are that my brain has been altered by the game. But I am not feeling symptomatic. Why am I not? If I do, when will it happen? Did the cannabis I used when I was playing help protect my brain? Is it helping me now? A lot of us say it is helping, but that’s just our hunches. We don’t know for sure.”
Even though nothing has been proven, the federal government even owns a patent for cannabinoids working as neuroprotectants. The patent abstract says,
“The cannabinoids are found to have particular application as neuroprotectants, for example in limiting neurological damage following ischemic insults, such as stroke and trauma, or in the treatment of neurodegenerative diseases, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and HIV dementia. Non-psychoactive cannabinoids, such as cannabidiol, are particularly advantageous to use because they avoid toxicity that is encountered with psychoactive cannabinoids at high doses useful in the method of the present invention.”
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