UCSD Researcher To Lead Study Funded By NFL On Use Of THC, CBD For Injuries

“It’s a very positive sign that NFL owners are embracing this”

 In the NFL, a pain management plan has become as important as a Sunday game plan.

That’s why the league now has sought the help of scientists from UC San Diego.

“They know that the NFL players and elite professional athletes are using medical cannabis for recovery,” Dr. Mark Wallace said. “And they know they’re using THC and CBD.”

Wallace, a pain management specialist at the university, helped found the UCSD Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research in 2000. He will serve as lead investigator in a two-year program to determine how THC, the primary psychoactive compound in cannabis, or CBD, a chemical found in the cannabis plant, impacts injured athletes.

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