Two of the NFL’s top medical personnel discussed the usage of marijuana as a medicinal compound with researchers partially funded by Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Eugene Monroe, according to the Washington Post.

Jeff Miller, the NFL’s senior vice president for player health and safety, and neurological surgeon Russell Lonser, who is a member of the NFL’s head, neck and spine committee, reportedly requested the conference call with the researchers at John Hopkins and the University of Pennsylvania.

Monroe has been an outspoken advocate for medical marijuana, donating $80,000 to the research team.

Marcel Bonn-Miller, an assistant professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, told The Washington Post that the NFL wants to learn more.

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