Former NFL players call for medical marijuana to be taken off banned list


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Football players take an alarming array of pain medication to get back on the field but some believe medical cannabis is a safer and more effective alternative.

To hurry players back from injury, a cocktail of pain pills and anti-inflammatory injections are typically dispensed. Hydrocodone, Vicodin, Percocet, Toradol, Celebrex, Vioxx (before it was recalled for increasing the long-term risk of heart attacks and strokes) and so on. The widespread use of highly potent prescription pain drugs, some argue, has allowed the NFL to become the multibillion-dollar industry that it is today, but at a price.

Source:  Former NFL players call for medical marijuana to be taken off banned list | The Guardian

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