In earlier years, Ryan VandenBussche lived a life that others would dream of. At just 19, he already played professional hockey, first in the minor divisions and then moved to the big time in the NHL. For over 14 years, he was known as one of the toughest enforcers in the league.
However, this decoration was awarded a prize. Nearly two decades of clashes, battles for loose pucks, and bare-knuckle brawls led to fractures, surgeries, and more than 20 attacks. Scars healed, but the pain continued.
The dream could have been a nightmare for VandenBussche if he had decided to go down the painkiller's hole. But he did not do it. He found cannabidiol.
Otherwise known as CBD, cannabidiol is one of over 1
One of the biggest perceived benefits of CBD is its pain potential, which has led to a rise to a new group of unlikely proponents of cannabis like VandenBussche: professionals who know what it's like to overcome the pain to get their job done at their best Level to do.