The NHL Alumni Association (NHLAA) announced a research partnership with Canadian cannabis producers Canopy Growth to explore the potential for medical marijuana as a concussion treatment.

Concussions are a huge concern for professional athletes, with estimates suggesting that anywhere between 1.6 and 3.8 million pro-athletes suffer concussions each year.

Approximately 10-15 percent of those athletes will have their mental wellbeing serious affected by post-concussion symptoms like depression, post-traumatic stress disorder and dementia.

With these problems in mind, the NHLAA is committed to studying whether or not medical marijuana is an effective treatment for concussion patients.

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Calvin Hughes ~ Civilized.Life

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