NHL Alumni Group Joins Study to Test Cannabis as Brain Trauma Treatment

The NHL Alumni Association, NEEKA Health Canada and Canopy Growth Corp. in early March 2019 announced a clinical research partnership to investigate the efficacy of cannabinoids as part of a novel treatment for post-concussion neurological diseases in former NHL players.

The double-blind study will include 100 former players from all different eras of the game — including those who played with and without helmets – to attempt to determine the medicinal value of marijuana among those dealing with impairments from past concussions, including depression, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and progressive dementia.

The hope is that the results of the study will lead

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