The NHL Alumni Association (NHLAA) announced on Saturday that it will be partnering with Canopy Growth, a Canadian cannabis company, for a health research initiative.

Researchers will be investigating the effects of some cannabis compounds as a treatment method for diseases connected to concussions in former NHL players.

“As we continue to break new ground, push for increasing understanding as a medicine, we feel it is necessary for ourselves to step up and advance research in this space,” Dr. Mark Ware, the Chief Medical Officer of Canopy Growth, said during an event in Toronto.

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