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Kyle Turley played in the NFL for a decade, with stints in New Orleans, St. Louis and Kansas City. Over the years he has struggled with headaches, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and lights sensitivity -- much of which he believes might stem from the head trauma he suffered during his NFL career. Using marijuana in privacy of his home, Turley says, has helped with all his issues, especially light sensitivity, anxiety and nixing suicidal thoughts. Image: Nelvin C. Cepeda
 
There’s a growing segment of athletes who believe the health benefits to be gained from marijuana outweigh the risks – especially when compared to the opioids they’ve long been prescribed.

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The nation’s laws, and its perspective, on marijuana are shifting, and the NFL is trying to keep pace. 

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NFL Football Marijuana
Mike Florio ~ NBC Sports ~
 
As expected, the one-game suspension imposed on Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones came from a violation of the law relating to a banned recreational substance.

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Josh Kelly ~ Daily Nebraskan
 
An increasing number of states have become comfortable with recreational marijuana use, but the use of the drug at universities and in athletics remains a gray area for coaches to deal with.

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Let's call a cease-fire on the NFL's senseless war against marijuana.

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DENVER (AP) Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future.

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