Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll Open To Exploring Medical Marijuana Use in NFL

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said on Monday that it is high time the NFL explores how now-banned marijuana could medically help players cope with pain from injuries.

Carroll will guide the Seahawks against the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Super Bowl 48, which features teams from the only two American states that have legalised marijuana for recreational purposes.

“I would say that we have to explore and find ways to make our game a better game and take care of our players in whatever way possible,” Carroll said.

“Regardless of what other stigmas might be involved, we have to do this because the world of medicine is doing this.”

Seahawks running back Michael Robinson said he was for anything that could ease pain for players dealing with injuries.

“I think anything that can make our job a little easier without sacrificing our health at the same time is good for the league, it’s good for players,” said Robinson.

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