Professional sports put an enormous strain on the human body. More and more retired athletes have spoken out about how the anti-inflammatory effects of cannabis can ease a lot of the pain that players routinely face.
Where cannabis has been made medicinally available in a limited fashion via local regulatory frameworks, which often in themselves conflict with higher-level jurisdictional laws, it is most certainly under-utilized.
CBD appears to be a safe drug with no addictive effects, and the preliminary data suggest that it may have therapeutic value for a number of medical conditions. Addressing barriers that slow clinical research with CBD would accelerate progress.
Don't expect there to be a marijuana-related competition scheduled anytime soon, but Tennessee's governor did officially sign legislation into law that will permit a four-year study on the benefits of the medicinally-beneficial cannabinoid Cannabidiol.
According to a soon-to-be-published study conducted at the University of Washington, synthetic cannabinoids are the new drug of choice among military personnel looking for a buzz and attempting to evade regular tox-screenings.
Lawmakers from both the state's House of Representatives and Senate chambers agreed to pass legislation that will allow restricted access to marijuana with high percentages of Cannabidiol (CBD) in order to treat unremitting epileptic seizures and a few other debilitating disorders.