The Stanley Brothers, producers of the Charlotte’s Web oils featured in Sanjay Gupta’s Weed in 2013, which opened the world’s eyes to the promise of cannabidiol (CBD), announced an important initiative last week just days before the National Football League’s stunning admission regarding the link between concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). In partnership with the nonprofit Realm of Caring Foundation, CW Botanicals launched a video campaign to raise $100K to fund a series of studies at John Hopkins University and the University of Pennsylvania exploring how the use of cannabinoids, specifically CBD, can help treat and prevent the onset of symptoms associated with CTE and traumatic brain injury.
“When Bright Lights Fade” is narrated by Melissa Etheridge and features former NFL players Jake Plummer, Nate Jackson, Charlie Adams, Tatum Bell and Reuben Droughns. According to the press release issued March 9th, Realm of Caring intends to fund additional research if results indicate health benefits associated with cannabinoid use. Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe donated $10,000 to the effort and publicly voiced his support.