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NFL funds studies on the effects of CBD for pain from concussion

The National Football League (NFL) has awarded 1 billion US dollars to two research teams from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) and University of Regina. The NFL are interested in finding how cannabinoids like CBD and THC can have an effect on pain management and neuroprotection when players receive concussions.


*Cannabinoids are chemical compounds found in the cannabis plant. THC and CBD are two of the most well known cannabinoids, but today there are over a hundred cannabinoids that have been identified and are known to have beneficial properties for our health.


The research was initiated by The Joint Pain Management Committee which is a collaboration between the NFL and NFLPA (National Football League Players Association). The committee was set up to standardize practices by clubs and policies for pain management and the prescription of medication.


The goal of the research is to have a better understanding of an alternative pain management for players in the NFL and out of the 106 submissions from universities and research programs-two finalists were selected.


According to UCSD, the primary goal of their research is to evaluate the effectiveness and side effects of THC, CBD and a combination of both CBD and THC compared to placebo. The focus of the study is on the pain relieving effects of post-competition soft tissues injuries of the athletes. The athletes will vaporize treatment allocated by the researchers according to their injuries and the results will be monitored remotely through a mobile app. They hope that the research will help provide important data on the positive effectiveness of cannabinoids for sports related injuries. The findings from the research will be essential in planning for larger scale research and the implementation for guidelines on alternative treatment of pain management.


As for University of Regina they intended to investigate safety and effectiveness of cannabis/hemp-based cannabinoids concentrating on both CBD and THC especially with pain management for athletes dealing with post-concussion syndrome. The project also aims to evaluate whether cannabinoids would help reduce the need for athletes to use prescription drugs like opioids. Experts from both the United States and Canada intend to explore the neuroprotective properties of the cannabinoids in order to minimize the occurrence of acute and chronic post-concussion syndrome in athletes.


Post-concussion syndrome is a rising concern in the NFL. Symptoms include headaches, dizziness, memory loss, changes in mood and other cognitive issues. Concussion could lead to disabilities and can be life threatening. Research is ongoing to understand the long-term effects, improving safety protocols for players and alternative treatment such as using cannabinoids to manage pain.


NFL and other sports governing bodies are looking into cannabinoids like CBD and THC as the next protocol for treatment of sports injuries for athletes. It is also good to know that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has lifted CBD off the prohibited substance list and has made it legal for CBD to be used in professional sports. However, THC still remains in the banned substance list.


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Written by Vivek Roachthavilit

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