The NFL and NFL Players Association continue to discuss the pros and cons of a basic question: Why can’t football players use medical marijuana, approved in over half the country and proven to help with pain and dangerous brain swelling caused by concussions?
In that the National Football League stubbornly remains on the conservative, anti-scientific side on the issue, the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) is being obliged to make concessions at the bargaining table.
Winston indicated the instead of concessions, the NFLPA will use science to prove that pot is a better alternative for pain management than opiates.
Promising research has shown that CBD could protect brain cells and promote cell growth, offsetting CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), the degenerative brain disease caused by concussions and linked to depression, memory loss and suicide.
In other words, weed could work as both a preventative and healing measure to treat the battered brains of football players.
Derrick Morgan, starting linebacker for the Tennessee Titans, agrees with the more-research-needed approach.
“They’re not going to take marijuana off the banned substance list just because we’re asking them to. I think it’s going to be a process, and I think the first step in that process is the research,” he told Esquire Magazine in an interview.
Football players across the board, not just NFL players, are increasingly coming out in large numbers to report that pot helps deal with some of the chronic issues associated with playing football or otherwise getting their bodies and heads bashed on a regular basis.
“Is this a better alternative?” Winston said on PFT Live. “At the end of the day, the owners have to decide what they want to do. Do they want to make the game healthier for the players or not?”
Regarding the White House’s recent rumblings that the feds might be cracking down on legal weed, NFLPA’s assistant executive director for external affairs, George Atallah, said this doesn’t necessarily affect the union’s plan to push for a new policy in regard to weed.
“We are talking about how players get treatment under our jointly agreed upon drug policies, not any advocacy for Federal vs. State statutes,” Atallah said, according to the Denver Post.
Mommy and Me Trip to the Weed Maze: Normalizing Cannabis for Toddlers
Bloom Farms Announces Commitment to Gender Equality in the Cannabis Industry
The Ultimate Stoner Grocery List
Doctor Who Uses Medical Marijuana Sues After Being Denied a Gun
News2 days ago
Federal Government Seeks Cultivators to Grow Thousands of Kilos of Cannabis
News5 days ago
Texas Representative Introduces Bill to Decriminalize Marijuana
News4 days ago
Two People Shot and Killed in Los Angeles Cannabis Dispensary
Culture4 days ago
Michelle Obama Writes About Smoking Pot in Upcoming Book
News4 days ago
American Student Facing Death Penalty in China for Cannabis Distribution Released
CBD4 days ago
The United Kingdom Will Soon Have First Cannabis-Infused Restaurant
Dispensaries5 days ago
Cathedral City Just Opened SoCal’s First Legal Consumption Lounge
News4 days ago
LA County Sheriff’s Deputy Allegedly Faked Raid to Rob Cannabis Facility