Former NHL Player Says Marijuana Saved His Life

James McClure
When former NHL enforcer Larry DePalma retired from professional hockey in 1997, he faced a gruelling off-ice battle with addiction, depression and suicidal thoughts after suffering numerous traumatic brain injuries as a player. He says that using marijuana medicinally not only treated his symptoms but saved his life.
“These concussions ruin people’s lives,” he told Rick Thompson of The Compassion Chronicles – a marijuana news site serving the American midwest. Before turning to cannabis, DePalma says he put a “gun in my mouth three times…And finally the cannabis came out and saved my life.”
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