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Cannabis being studied as potential treatment for concussions and other brain injuries - Cannabis News

Scientists hope CBD could ease symptoms associated with concussions and traumatic brain injury.

Medical marijuana is currently legal in 33 U.S. states, with 10 of those states also green-lighting recreational use.

Last year Canada legalized cannabis on a Federal level. With so many jurisdictions in North America lifting prohibitions on marijuana, the medical field is now rife with opportunities to test the therapeutic potential of the formerly controlled substance.

In Colorado, which permits recreational use, one study is underway with hopes of discovering whether the cannabinoid cannabidiol (CBD) — a natural compound present in cannabis — could aid recovery from traumatic brain injuries. 

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Tim Bissell ~ SBNation.com

 

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