NFL Appears More Ready to Re-examine Its Marijuana Policy

Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote a two-part article about the NFL’s over reliance on prescription drugs for pain management and its inability to see how its own marijuana substance abuse policy was hurting its players instead of helping them.

At the time of that writing, the NFL’s stance was rigid and archaic. “Medical experts have not recommended making a change or revisiting our collectively-bargained policy and approach [between the NFL and NFL Players Association] related to marijuana, and our position on its use remains consistent with federal law and workplace policies across the country,” stated Brian McCarthy, a spokesman for the NFL.

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