Several former NFL players advocated the use of cannabis as a healing medicine Saturday during the Southwest Cannabis Conference and Expo in Phoenix.

A six-member panel consisted of four former NFL athletes — including Marvin Washington, Mark Restelli, Jim McMahon and Grant Mattos — discussed the benefits of the medical use of cannabis for athletes in the NFL alongside cannabis therapeutics specialist, Uma Dhanabalan, and former Colorado State University student-athlete, Treyous Jarrells.

Former New York Jet Marvin Washington said allowing the use of marijuana by athletes would help address major problems.

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Melina Zuñiga ~ The Republic via AZCentral.com ~

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