NFL Reaching Critical Point On Marijuana

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it.

More than two-thirds of Canadians want marijuana laws softened, though a majority still against legalization: poll

As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized as the analgesic of choice for many of its players.

“It’s not, let’s go smoke a joint,” retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington said. “It’s, what if you could take something that helps you heal faster from a concussion, that prevents your equilibrium from being off for two weeks and your eyesight for being off for four weeks?”

– Read the entire article at National Post.

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