PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Is it time for the NFL to embrace medical marijuana? The players say yes.

152 National Football League players were surveyed by — an online medical marijuana marketplace — CEO Brad McLaughlin, and 87 percent say they believe the NFL should allow medical marijuana as a treatment option for players in states where it’s legalized.

89 percent of players believe that medical marijuana could be used effectively to treat pain.

Related: Former Eagle Lito Sheppard Is Lead Investor In Bid For Medical Marijuana Facility

Currently, according to, 91-percent of current and former NFL players take opiate-based painkillers.

The NFL is very strict with their policy on marijuana, often suspended and/or fining players for failing or missing a drug test.

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