NBC News Story Quotes Former NFL Player That “There Is a Shift Happening” With the NFL’s Anti-Cannabis Policy, NBC Report Cites New NFLPA Committee
SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired – November 22, 2016) – Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC PINK: MJNA) is pleased to announce that a new report from NBC 7’s “Football Night” features an interview with the Company’s CEO Dr. Stuart Titus discussing new research about cannabis and concussions, along with a testimonial from a former NFL player.
The NBC News report mentioned the NFL’s recent move to hire a new Chief Medical Officer to handle sports-related concussions and traumatic brain injury, and also a new committee appointed by the NFL Players Association to evaluate the potential for cannabis and marijuana to alleviate pain from sports-related injuries.
“These cannabinoids actually act as a second football helmet that is always with you,” the NBC 7 report quoted Dr. Titus as saying. “There has been some great research out of UCLA Medical Center of Torrance, they looked at 450 young adults who unfortunately were in traumatic brain injury situations; and of the ones who were in these traumatic brain injury situations, the ones who were regular cannabis users were 80 percent more likely to survive a traumatic brain injury — and this is presumably because they had this ‘second football helmet’ effect with them at all times.”
Other facts about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (or CTE):
- A recent study shows that 96% of former NFL players tested positive for CTE
- The Concussion Foundation shows that 91% of ex-college football players have CTE
- Nearly 4 million suffer concussions as a result of sports and recreational activities each year
- CTE has been linked to dementia, depression and suicide; and
- There is currently no effective treatment for CTE
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