NFL Players Union Creates Pain Management Committee to Study …


There has been a lot of controversy generated lately over the NFL’s policy on marijuana and players using it for pain management and treating other ailments. The League currently bans all use of cannabis, no matter what the reason.

But the journey to changing how the NFL treats marijuana may have begun as the union that represents the players has formed a pain management committee to look into why players use marijuana and what effects it has.

“I do think that issues of addressing it more in a treatment and less punitive measure is appropriate,” said NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Executive Director DeMaurice Smith. “I think it’s important to look at whether there are addiction issues. And I think it’s important to not simply assume recreation is the reason it’s being used.”

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