NFL TO STUDY MARIJUANA AS PAIN MANAGEMENT TOOL

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NFL is finally take steps towards looking at marijuana as a way to treat pain rather a drug worthy of suspension because of its use. According to the Washington Post, the NFL has formed two committees to review the league’s use of prescription pain medication while also taking a look at marijuana and other “alternative therapies.”

Notable Quotes: “I certainly enjoyed my fair share on a regular basis through my career. … If not for [marijuana], I’m not as capable of coping with the stresses of day-to-day NFL life.”- Recently retired defensive lineman Chris Long