Kyle Turley treated the symptoms of CTE using cannabis, and now the former NFL player claims that it can provide protection against COVID-19 as well.
As scientists and researchers all over the globe race to develop a vaccine for COVID-19, a former NFL offensive lineman, Kyle Turley, has begun claiming that cannabis can boost the immune system and offer protection against superbugs.
According to the former football player—who's been smoking cannabis for over 20 years—certain molecules in the plant are capable of strengthening the human immune system, and "at a certain level it should resolve those viruses".
Because I chose cannabis as an alternative and to understand it the way I have, it saved my life. It kept my family together. I have my wife. I have my kids. I have an amazing business partner and an amazing shop to craft this conversation into the light and bring it to the people the way it deserves.Former NFL Offensive Lineman, Kyle Turley
"That's something cannabis has a way to address. The science behind this is real," Turley said
"What are we going to do here? Are we going to go into quarantine? Or are we going to live?"
"And if you choose cannabis, I'm here to tell you that you're going to live."
However, despite his anecdotal claims, Turley has little scientific evidence to back up his argument that cannabis can provide immunisation against COVID-19, which has claimed more than 13,400 lives according to recent data from Johns Hopkins.
Although, it is easy to understand his passion for the drug, as Turley has used cannabis to effectively cure himself of a litany of medical disorders—which emerged as the legacy of nine season stint in the NFL—including vertigo, seizures, light sensitivity, pain, numbness of the extremities and uncontrollable rage.
Turley believes that CTE—a neurodegenerative disorder attributed to repeated concussions—may have been responsible for the majority of his symptoms, which was then further exacerbated by the opioids prescribed to him by NFL doctors.
The situation grew so dire that at one point Turley even considered committing suicide, before eventually deciding to forgo pharmaceutical drugs entirely in favour of cannabis.
"At the end of the day, I trust God. I begged for my life. When you're addicted to opioids, you get to that point. And that's not a fun place," Turley said.
"It's resolved my daughter's sleeping disorder, my son's attention span, hers as well."
"And the doctors continue to tell us they're the healthiest kids they've ever seen and they refuse to give them flu shots, refuse, because their immune systems are so strong."
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