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North American Cannabis Holdings, Inc. (USMJ) today announced ongoing discussions with a Texas based, certified NFL agent in conjunction with the coming launch of a proprietary cannabis infused therapeutic supplement. In light of the recent risks facing football players made very public in the recent movie ‘Concussion’, many current and former NFL players are now advocates for medical marijuana .
The company has formulated an anti-inflammatory supplement derived from the extraction of cannabidiol (CBD) from the hemp strain of the cannabis plant. The product contents and production process are designed with the intent of remaining well within all current state and federal regulations and laws.
The cannabis anti-inflammatory remedy is part of an overall sports and fitness nutritional supplement line recently introduced by the Company.
Pennsylvania Senate Approves Medical Marijuana; Traumatic Brain injury and Post-Concussion Syndrome Among Qualifying Conditions
The State Senate in Pennsylvania has approved a bill with a 40-7 vote, which would legalize the use of medical marijuana.
Dana Ulrich, the mother of a daughter with epilepsy and one of the supporters of the bill, is cautiously optimistic about how the House will vote.
“Going into the House, of course, we’re nervous because we know we have a hill to climb,” she told Penn Live. “There’s a lot of education that needs to be done, but we are confident that if we can do our job as advocates in educating them, then they’re going to get the message. They’re going to vote on the side of science.”
The qualifying medical conditions for the drug include cancer, Lou Gehrig’s disease, wasting syndrome, multiple sclerosis, AIDS, glaucoma, Crohn’s Disease, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy and seizures, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, traumatic brain injury, and post-concussion syndrome.
The media cited a poll by Quinnipiac University , which showed that 88 percent of its respondents living in Pennsylvania are in agreement with the use of medical marijuana.
Another Former NFL Player Says League Should Allow Pot Use, in Part to Alleviate Concussion Symptoms
Former Denver Bronco Nate Jackson suggested at a conference in Denver the NFL should allow marijuana use, primarily so players can treat the physical pain without becoming reliant on opiate painkillers.
As reported by the Associated Press, Jackson told attendees of the Cannabis Business Executives Breakfast that he felt “like I exited the game with my mind intact. And I credit that to marijuana in a lot of ways and not getting hooked on these pain pills that are recklessly distributed in the league when a guy gets an injury.”
Jackson added that the league is “aware that probably over half of their players smoke weed. They’ve been doing it since they were teenagers. The fact that they’ve been doing it that whole time and still made it to the NFL and are able to satisfy the demands of very, very strict employers on a daily basis means that their marijuana use is in check.”