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NFL and NFLPA to study potential use of marijuana for pain management

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The NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to form two new joint medical committees, one of which is to study the potential use of marijuana as a pain-management tool for players and review teams' policies and practices for the use of prescription medication by players.

"I think it's a proud day for the NFL and the NFLPA to come together on these issues in a very public way," Allen Sills, the league's chief medical officer, said in a phone interview. "I think it demonstrates the spirit of cooperation we have around our health and safety issues …. Both of these committees are about providing the best health care we can to players."

The two committees being formed are a joint pain management committee and a comprehensive mental health and wellness committee. Both sides cautioned that the pain management committee is not a marijuana-focused committee. Its members will study a variety of pain-management issues and strategies for players, officials said. But the prospective use of marijuana for pain management by players will be among those issues examined, both sides said.

Each NFL team will appoint a pain management specialist by the 2019 season to work with players, the league and union said.



Bravo NFL, a small step and a smart one in the right direction. It deserves to be studied as a potential tool for pain management.
A large portion of the NFL already does this, a lot more than you would guess. It would be great if this passed. Painkillers can be very dangerous to your health. I would know because I used to be addicted.
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Originally posted by Waterbear:
A large portion of the NFL already does this, a lot more than you would guess. It would be great if this passed. Painkillers can be very dangerous to your health. I would know because I used to be addicted.

Yup, opiate addiction is a very serious problem.

At this stage, it is fantastic to see studies will be conducted and that the NFLPA is involved and not just the league office themselves. A lot of players would love to see this become something they can use for wellness, recovery and pain management. And just today, it was announced that the UFC has entered into a multi million dollar partnership with Aurora Cannabis to further advance research for the same.
cannibis oil included or nah?
LOL. So players are gonna get high before games to get through the pain? Those oils are useless.
Originally posted by NCommand:
LOL. So players are gonna get high before games to get through the pain? Those oils are useless.

They are already high on opioids before and after games
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Originally posted by blizzuntz:
They are already high on opioids before and after games

Some are during the course of the game as well.

Originally posted by NCommand:
LOL. So players are gonna get high before games to get through the pain? Those oils are useless.

While the oils may be useless to you, there is a huge market for them and they seem to work just fine for those customers. There are athletes who are already using and benefitting from them.

What works for some may not work for others. No two bodies are exactly alike and take to treatments and medications the same.
I'm about to study the use of marijuana for recreational purposes.
Liquor is much more dangerous.
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Originally posted by Zealot:
I'm about to study the use of marijuana for recreational purposes.

There is a thread in the PL for that.

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Originally posted by RishikeshA:
Liquor is much more dangerous.

100% agree.
Every team should have a smoke lounge. Make a whole lot of money back from the players.
What's their to study?

it's already better than anything out there that players have been using.

even though im sure good percentage of players smoke anyways.
Originally posted by NCommand:
LOL. So players are gonna get high before games to get through the pain? Those oils are useless.

useless?

lol
Hey hey heya hey, smoke weed everyday.
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