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Jun 29, 2017

The Brave New Weed podcast episode 6.

News Stories: 

- Congress Set to Revive CARERS Act

 

Bipartisan Bill to End Federal Prohibition of Medical Marijuana Reintroduced in US Senate. U.S. Sens. Rand Paul (R-KY), Corey Booker (D-NJ), and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) reintroduced a bill Thursday that would end the federal prohibition of medical marijuana.

NYState Assembly adds PTSD to the list of approved medical marijuana conditions

 

Guest:

- Ex-New York Jet, Marvin Washington, on cannabis & traumatic brain injury

In 2013, 8,000 retired players sued the NFL for $1 billion in damages because of the brain injuries they sustained during their careers. They accused the league of hiding the dangers of repeated concussions and the harrowing degenerative brain diseases that resulted from them. Repeated head blows leave 1 in 3 football players 8 to 14 times more vulnerable to early onset Alzheimer’s and dementia, and symptoms set in as early as age 40. One brain injured player was discovered Super-gluing his rotten teeth to his gums to hold them in place. Another was found urinating into an oven thinking it was a toilet. Another was zapping his back with a taser gun to staunch his relentless pain. The issue was thrust into the spotlight when former Chicago Bear defensive back Dave Duerson committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest so he could leave his addled brain to science to dissect. His goal was to force the NFL to recant its long-standing denial about this illness.