The NFL and the NFL Players Association announced that they have created a committee to look at pain management. They will be researching the use of prescription medication and alternative therapies, including marijuana.
Via Pro Football Talk:
The league has announced that it and the NFL Players Association have created a committee that “will establish uniform standards for club practices and policies regarding pain management and the use of prescription medication by NFL players as well as conduct research concerning pain management and alternative therapies.” Although the release doesn’t mention marijuana by name, marijuana is one of the “alternative therapies” that will be considered, according to Mark Maske of the Washington Post.
The league’s chief medical officer also used the “M” word when discussing the new committee.
“We’re asking our pain management committee to bring us any and all suggestions,” Dr. Allen Sills told Maske. “We’ll look at marijuana.”
It’s an interesting development in the league’s ongoing fight against the use of marijuana by its players. What will happen to the players who have already had football taken away because of their use of marijuana?
If we know the NFL like we think we know the NFL, then they will somehow screw this up.
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