Marijuana Could Be the Answer to the NFL’s Pain Management Woes

Interestingly, each and every one of us possesses an endocannabinnoid system (ECS) that binds with cannabis. The endocannabinoid system is an internal homeostatic system that plays a critical role in the nervous system and regulates multiple physiological processes, including the modulation of pain, appetite, digestion, mood, seizure threshold, coordination, and other processes. Cannabinoid receptors exist in the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. Further, these receptors are present in areas of the brain related to pain perception and emotion.

According to the 2017 National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s report, Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research

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