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Cannabis for Contact Sports

Anna Symonds being tackled by an opposing team in a rugby match.

Rugby is a physically demanding sport that requires both mental focus and a high tolerance for pain. It’s a full-contact tackle sport with no pads and no helmets, and the game flows freely with few stoppages – meaning continuous sprinting and collisions throughout the full 80 minutes of the match.

CBD and Neurogenesis

One broad effect of CBD and THC is the stimulation of neurogenesis — the production and integration of new neurons in the brain. Researchers in Barcelona, Spain, recently studied how CBD would affect addiction and learning in mice when neurogenesis was artificially prevented.

CBD and Brain Tumors

CBD for brain cancer; alternative treatment
Although cannabinoids have shown promise for epilepsy in general, Epidiolex is only approved for two kinds of childhood epilepsy. But this may be more a reflection of the FDA“s drug approval process than of the conditions for which CBD helps.

When CBD Isn't Enough to Treat Epilepsy

Chelsea Leyland, an adult epileptic wearing a white flowing dress and hugging a cannabis plant taller than she it.

At night you might find Chelsea Leyland, a 31-year-old British celebrity DJ, juggling beats at a flashy Miami party while rocking a Simone Rocha dress that complements her honey-hued hair and brown eyes. By day she shifts into activist mode, traveling the country, giving interviews, talking at conferences and filming a documentary — all on the complex and controversial subject of medical marijuana. Leyland wants people to know how she has overcome a crippling neurological illness.