'Someday' could be closer if NFL wants to move ball on marijuana issue

Damned if they do, damned if they don’t. That’s the yin and yang of the marijuana issue as it pertains to the NFL drug policy. Voters in seven states last week approved cannabis — either for recreational or medicinal use — and, by extension, advanced the argument that league's ban on it (officially) is like something out of the Stone Age. If you’re keeping score, that’s 28 states plus the District of Columbia that legally allow weed in one form or another.

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Cannabinoids: Revolutionizing Sports PERFORMANCE

Athletes of all ages – from youth to the pros – push their bodies to the limit. Wear and tear are simply “par for the course”. It is likely that you’ve seen television commercials touting the swapping six to eight pain pills from Brand X for just two of Brand Y. Putting pain management under a microscope, what could possibly be wrong with that?

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Cannabis and the Health and Performance of the Elite Athlete

Medical and nonmedical cannabis use among athletes reflects changing societal and cultural norms and experiences. Although cannabis use is more prevalent in some athletes engaged in high-risk sports, there is no direct evidence of performance-enhancing effects in athletes. The potential beneficial effects of cannabis as part of a pain management protocol, including reducing concussion-related symptoms, deserve further attention.

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