‘Concussion’ doctor aiding marijuana-based research company

 (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)

FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2010, file photo, Dr. Bennet Omalu, left, Co-Director, Brain Injury Research Institute, West Virginia University, talks with Dr. Ira R. Casson, Neurologist and former co-chairman, NFL Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Committee, before a House Judiciary Committee hearing entitled “Legal Issues Relating to Football Head Injuries, Part II” in Detroit. The doctor portrayed in the upcoming football movie “Concussion” is on the board of a company looking for a marijuana-based treatment for head injuries. Bennet Omalu was recently named to the scientific advisory board of Kannalife Sciences, which has been developing marijuana-based products to treat the effects of concussions.

Source:  ‘Concussion’ doctor aiding marijuana-based research company | Boston Herald

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