NFL players move closer to legally using marijuana to treat their pain


What Happened The NFL Players Association and the league have agreed to study the possible use of cannabis by players to treat pain,  The Washington Post reported .

Why It’s Important The move signals a potentially huge shift for the league, which doesn’t allow players to use marijuana for pain. Several former players, and a few current ones, have been outspoken about the possible pain-relief benefits of cannabis, especially in contrast to league-sanctioned opioids.

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