Cannabis Use in the NFL May Be Seeing Greener Pastures

The NFL announced that a new collective bargaining agreement between owners and players is underway. The details of this negotiation have been kept tight-lipped so far, but supposedly include a larger portion of proceeds being directed towards players. One thing of interest is the alleged reduction in THC testing penalties for NFL players.

While not much has been announced yet, this tweet ( suggests cannabis use is being viewed more-favorably within the NFL than it has in the past. This change of heart followed the creation of a joint committee within the NFL whose purpose was to study the relationship between cannabis use and pain management. While no conclusive report has been published, both the NFL and MLB are loosening their restrictions on players' cannabis usage, and it appears cannabis in sports is becoming a more accepted alternative to conventional painkillers, anti-inflammatory agents, and muscle relaxers.

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