PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Is it time for the NFL to embrace medical marijuana? The players say yes.
152 National Football League players were surveyed by BudTrader.com — 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.
Currently, according to studyfinds.org, 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.