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NFL players fight pain with medical marijuana: ‘Managing it with pills was slowly killing me’ - Cannabis News

Retired NFL players use opioids at four times the rate of the general population, according to one study, and marijuana advocates say there’s a safer, healthier alternative available.

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As draft blew through Philadelphia, ex-NFL players met to talk marijuana - Cannabis News

While the NFL draft dominated the Ben Franklin Parkway on Friday, several former players met at the Union League to discuss medical marijuana with cannabis entrepreneurs, scientists, and advocates.

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Cowboys' Jerry Jones reportedly wants NFL to drop its ban on marijuana use – Cannabis News

If the Cowboys owner gets his way, we could see fewer player suspensions.

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Football great Franco Harris endorses marijuana for pain management – Cannabis News

Franco Harris is joining to movement for medical marijuana. While the Steelers legend is in good physical and mental health after a lengthy football career, he openly approves marijuana use for the days he doesn't feel so great and has become a strong advocate for current players to use the plant for medicine.

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Why NFL Players Could Be The Answer To The Weed Legalization Debate – Cannabis News

What’s happening in the NFL is an example of what your weed-loving friends have always told you.

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NFL Players Association plans to explore whether marijuana is safer alternative to opiates – Cannabis News

As society continues to wrestle with the acceptability, or not, of marijuana, the NFL and NFL Players Association try to strike a proper balance regarding the permissibility of the substance.

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Former NFL players advocate for medical marijuana – Cannabis News

HOUSTON (NEXSTAR MEDIA) — Marijuana is currently on the list of substances banned by the NFL but several former players are hoping to change that.

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NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans – Cannabis News

PHILADELPHIA -- The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up.

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NFL Players Association composing proposal for ‘less punitive’ approach to marijuana use - Cannabis News

Leaders of the NFL Players Association are preparing a proposal that would amend the sport’s drug policies to take a “less punitive” approach to dealing with recreational marijuana use by players, according to the union’s executive director, DeMaurice Smith.

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These Underdogs Are Studying A Controversial Treatment in Football, Whether The NFL Likes It Or Not – Cannabis News

It’s been a landmark year for medical marijuana in football.

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Why the NFL Is on the Wrong Side of Marijuana History - Cannabis News

Seantrel Henderson isn’t your typical user. Marijuana serves as a pain reliever for the 24-year-old Buffalo Bills offensive lineman who was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease one year ago. Doctors told Henderson medical marijuana was the best medicine for his inflammatory bowel disease, which caused the 2014 seventh-round selection to have 80 centimeters of intestines removed during two different surgeries last year. Still, the NFL suspended Henderson 10 games in late November for violating the league’s substance abuse policy for the second time this season. 

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The NFL Is Punishing A Player Who Uses Marijuana To Treat His Crohn’s Disease – Cannabis News

If he gets caught again, Seantrel Henderson will be banned for life.

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NFL player using marijuana for Crohn’s disease may press league over its drug policy – Cannabis News

Many NFL players are finding that marijuana offers a safer alternative to pain management than anti-inflammatory medication and are beginning to push for the NFL and the NFL Players Association to reconsider the substance abuse rules that the two sides negotiated.

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Former NFL Player: "Cannabis Saved My Life" - Cannabis News

Kyle Turley believes marijuana counters the effects of CTE and he wants the NFL to allow players to use it.

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NFL Players Association 'actively studying' medical marijuana use for players – Cannabis News

Changes in the country's attitude toward marijuana use may be taking effect in football.

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Ex Chicago Bears QB Jim McMahon stumping for legalized weed in Arizona – Cannabis News

Jim McMahon will appear on ‘Thursday Night Football’ in his home state stumping not for the navy blue and orange — but for green.

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Ex Chicago Bears QB Jim McMahon stumping for legalized weed in Arizona – Cannabis News

Jim McMahon will appear on ‘Thursday Night Football’ in his home state stumping not for the navy blue and orange — but for green.

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Ditching marijuana ban would be good business for NFL – Cannabis News

Apart from the reality that it’s the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do for the business of the NFL.

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Inside NFL's Backwards Marijuana Policy – Cannabis News

The NFL continues an authoritarian stance on marijuana use while team doctors still dole out powerful and addictive painkillers.

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NFL great's new career is brand ambassador for medical marijuana – Cannabis News

Former NY Giants defensive lineman Leonard Marshall has partnered with a New Jersey pharmacy to market medical marijuana.

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