NFL Offers To Work With NFLPA On Marijuana Study
The NFL is hoping to work with the NFLPA on a revolutionary study into the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players.
According to a report from The Washington Post’s Mark Maske, the NFL has written to the NFL Players Association offering to work together to conduct the study.
Marijuana is currently banned under league rules.
According to the report, the NFLPA is conducting its own study and has yet to respond to the NFL’s offer to cooperate.
“We look forward to working with the Players Association on all issues involving the health and safety of our players,” said Joe Lockhart, the NFL’s executive vice president of communications.
Back in January, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith spoke to the Washington Post about marijuana.
“I do think that issues of addressing it more in a treatment and less punitive measure is appropriate,” Smith said at the time. “I think it’s important to look at whether there are addiction issues. And I think it’s important to not simply assume recreation is the reason it’s being used.”