The National Football League has offered to work with the NFL Player’s Association to study the pain management potential of marijuana, the Washington Post reported on Monday night. The Player’s Association has already begun research on the potential medicinal uses of the drug, but, until now, the league’s position has been that the risks of marijuana outweigh any medical benefits.
As recently as April, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell listed among his concerns the “addictive nature” of the drug. “There are a lot of compounds in marijuana that may not be healthy for the players long-term,” he said in an interview with ESPN Radio.
But Goodell appears to be coming around to the mountain of studies on the health benefits of weed—which is good, because there’s a mountain