Jim McMahon Quit Taking Painkiller Pills and is Now an Advocate for Medical Marijuana

Over a 15-year NFL career, Jim McMahon took his share of lumps, and he now has the chronic pain to prove it. In addition to the usual aches, the 56-year-old former Bears quarterback suffers from (according to the Chicago Tribune) early-onset dementia, severe headaches, depression, memory loss, and vision and speech problems.

To combat the pain, if not all of his ailments, McMahon had been on a steady diet of painkillers, to the tune of 100 Percocet pills per month. But he’s kicked that habit, thanks to what he describes as a much safer and more effective remedy: medical marijuana.

“They [the pills]were doing more harm than good,” McMahon told the Tribune. “This medical marijuana has been a godsend. It relieves me of the pain — or thinking about it, anyway.”

– Read the entire article at The Washington Post.