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NFL Awards $1 Million For 2 Studies On Cannabinoids Effects

Feb 1, 2022, 12:41 PM | Updated: 12:41 pm
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AP – The NFL is awarding $1 million in research funding to two teams of medical researchers to study the effects of cannabinoids on pain management and neuroprotection from concussion in elite football players.

Medical teams from the University of California San Diego and University of Regina in Canada were selected from 106 proposals initiated by the NFL and the NFL Players Association’s Joint Pain Management Committee in June 2021.

The $1 million research grant is a progressive move by the league to better understand and improve alternative pain management treatments.

Many NFL players over the years have inquired about the benefits of cannabis and cannabinoids.

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