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Kannalife: Using CBD to treat concussions

As the debate whether to lessen NFL penalties for marijuana continues, the development of medicinal cannabis is gaining traction. One of the most high profile voices in this group is Kannalife – a company that has a license agreement with the National Institute of Health (NIH) to develop a CBD based drug that may help NFL players with the brain disease CTE. Kannalife is lead by CEO Dean Petkanas as well as spokesman Marvin Washington, a former NFL defensive end.

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Marvin Washington believes that after more proof of concept, “we will definitely approach the NFL about this… The medical community believes NFL needs to lead the science because when they get behind something they can move the needle.”

Kannalife: Using CBD to treat concussions

As the debate whether to lessen NFL penalties for marijuana continues, the development of medicinal cannabis is gaining traction. One of the most high profile voices in this group is Kannalife – a company that has a license agreement with the National Institute of Health (NIH) to develop a CBD based drug that may help NFL players with the brain disease CTE. Kannalife is lead by CEO Dean Petkanas as well as spokesman Marvin Washington, a former NFL defensive end.

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Marvin Washington believes that after more proof of concept, “we will definitely approach the NFL about this… The medical community believes NFL needs to lead the science because when they get behind something they can move the needle.”

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