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CBD may be a good option for treating pro athletes’ traumatic brain injuries, advocates say

Some advocates of CBD say it could be an option for treating traumatic brain injuries. CANVABY NICK LIAAPRIL 21, 2020 Former NHL player Riley Cote is among those who say cannabidiol should be used by pro hockey players Advocates of cannabidiol (CBD) say it could have medical benefits for professional athletes like hockey players, particularly as an increased number of predatory hits in the NHL this season is reigniting concerns about players experiencing traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Riley Cote, a former NHL player who dressed in 156 games over four seasons, is one of them. Since retiring from professional hockey in 2010, Cote has used CBD, a compound found in cannabis plants, to help his body heal from multiple years of playing a contact sport at its highest level. His preferred methods of dosing are tincture, which is oil-based and sits under the tongue for 15 to 20 seconds, as well as capsule and topical form. Cote says…

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