URegina receives over $500K USD from NFL for research on cannabinoids, concussions

The University of Regina will be receiving over $500K in USD from the National Football League (NFL) to study the use of cannabinoids and concussions. The study, which is led by URegina Faculty of Kinesiology and Health Studies Professor Patrick Neary, will examine how an optimal formulation of CBD/THC can be created to reduce the incidence and severity of concussions. The study will also examine if genetics can influence response to particular formations of cannabinoids. “We know that CBD is anti-inflammatory, so it can help to reduce the inflammation while still allowing the brain to recover from those good chemicals that are coming in,” said Neary. In addition to receiving NFL funding, the study will also receive the equivalent of $400K USD in in-kind supports from My Next Health Inc. URegina| CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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