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Rob Van Dam to donate his brain to CTE research

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Rob Van Dam will be joining Kevin Nash and he will be donating his brain for CTE research after he passes away. He noted on Taz' podcast that he's had hundreds of concussions but he doesn't think he has permanent damage and he credits marijuana.

Thanks to Josh L. for sending in the quote from RVD:

"I've donated my brain and spine to the (CTE) study. I used to tell Chris Nowinski that I thought there was a correlation between THC and brains being protected by concussion damage. I've had hundreds and hundreds of concussions and I don't think I have any permanent damage but a lot of my peers do. A lot of my friends say 'oh yeah I space out' or see lights or this and that. Chris (Nowinski) said 'you know what you're probably on to something but it would cost hundreds of thousands of dollars before even starting the study.' So anyway, the NFL is all over it now."

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There is something to RVD's claim. A Harvard professor has been urging the NFL to consider allowing players to use medical marijuana. You can read about that story by clicking here. There are thousands of testimonials from people talking about the positive effects of marijuana on people with cancer, seizures, Alzheimer's and many other ailments and diseases. Unfortunately, there is no government funding in place so that clinical trials can be done.