NFL willing to study medical marijuana for pain – WKBW

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) – According to the Washington Post, the NFL has sent a letter to the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) offering to work together on a study looking at the potential use of medical marijuana as a pain management tool.

The request could signal a change in the NFL’s position on marijuana which is now strictly banned.

People familiar with the situation told the Washington Post that the NFLPA is conducting its own study and has not yet responded to the NFL’s offer of joint marijuana research.

The Buffalo Bills had no comment on the report.

Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, MD, the director of the Dent Cannabis Clinic in Amherst, thinks it is a good idea.  In the attached clip, Dr Mechtler explains why.

The medical marijuana program in New York State continues to expand with Chronic Pain added as a qualifying condition for medical marijuana this past March.  Since the addition, patients certified to use

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