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Cannabinoids

Cannabinoids are a class of diverse chemical compounds that act on cannabinoid receptors in cells that repress neurotransmitter release in the brain. (Wikipedia).

Opioid Crisis

Opioids are a highly addictive type of narcotic pain medication used to treat moderate to severe pain that may not respond well to other pain medications. They can have serious side effects if you don’t use them correctly. (WebMD)

CTE

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease of the brain found in athletes (and others) with a history of repetitive brain trauma, including symptomatic concussions as well as asymptomatic subconcussive hits to the head. This trauma triggers progressive degeneration of the brain tissue which is associated with memory loss, confusion, impaired judgment, impulse control problems, aggression, depression, and, eventually, progressive dementia. (BU CTE Center).