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Study Shows 87 of 91 Former NFL Players Have Rare Brain Disease; Could Cannabis Help?

By Derek Rosenfeld, Drug Policy Alliance The NFL is back and I’m very excited about the upcoming season. But there is something that I have become more aware of recently that I can’t help but think about while watching the game – the issue of concussions, their effects on the brain, and how medical marijuana …

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Harvard Professor Calls on NFL to Stop Drug Testing Players for Cannabis, Study its Use for Treating Concussions

Harvard professor emeritus Dr. Lester Grinspoon – author of “Marihuana Reconsidered” – has published an open-letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, urging him to allow the use of cannabis for treating concussions (or to at least study the issue), and to “immediately stop subjecting players to drug tests for marijuana”. “As both a medical doctor …

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NFL Commissioner Open to Players Using Medical Cannabis

Roger Goodell, Commissioner of the National Football League (NFL), has made his first ever public comments surrounding medical cannabis consumption among players, saying that he’s open to a change in the league’s rules which would allow its use in states where its legal. “I don’t know what’s going to develop as far as the next …

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