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Jumbo Package: Should athletes be permitted to use marijuana for pain management?

It’s a serious issue, though I doubt the political will exists to do the right thing.

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Someone hire this man, please?

Finally, the NFL is approaching something resembling common sense. With medical marijuana legal in 31 states, and recreational use decriminalized or legal in 13, and given the much hyped opioid “crisis” the Shield and the NFLPA are going to “explore” the option of allowing players to use medical marijuana for pain management. I have always thought (without any firm evidence, wheeee!) that the high rate of weed use among athletes is associated with the need for a palliative -- it’s not just cultural use.


Should adult athletes be permitted to use medical marijuana?

This poll is closed

  • 74%
    (312 votes)
  • 14%
    (60 votes)
  • 10%
    Let’s form a committee and ignore this for a few years
    (44 votes)
  • 0%
    Other, below.
    (2 votes)
418 votes total Vote Now

The league is creating the Brett Favres of the world because they don’t want to see the Ricky Williams of the world. C’mon, NFL, do the right thing for once. All these stupid drug policies have done is wreck careers, often needlessly and, in essence, punish its members for availing themselves of medical options available in their state. But, with Budweiser as the NFL’s largest sponsor, I have little faith the NFL will ever let this happen.

What do you think?