2. Reduce Pain
The NFL stopped ignoring its worst issue only a few years ago. Basically, the average NFL starter, conditioned to huge hits, suffers extreme pain once retired. The NFL eventually faced its concussion epidemic but the larger issue of pain still needs a solution.
When Martellus Bennett joined the long list of athletes who claim that their entire league uses cannabis, his statement signaled a larger shift. Increasingly, athletes like him have pressured their leagues to permit CBD as a pain treatment.
Although medical knowledge suggests CBD can fight inflammation (a key source of pain), sports leagues have moved slowly to adopt.