The NFL is again flirting with changing its policy on cannabis—but for the first time, it seems to be putting its money where its mouth is. The league has reportedly written to the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) offering to work together to study the cannabis as a potential pain management tool for players.
The NFLPA, which is currently conducting its own study into medical cannabis as treatment for players, has yet to respond to the letter sent by the league.
“We look forward to working with the players’ association on all issues involving the health and safety of our players,” Joe Lockhart, the NFL’s executive vice president of communications, told the Washington Post, which first reported the news on Tuesday.
Lockhart’s comments seem to conflict with what NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said on ESPN’s Mike Mike radio show in late April. At the time, Goodell said the league sees