18 May Medical marijuana in the NFL? Some players say yes!
Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe never thought about marijuana as medicine. He simply went about the routine of the seemingly invincible professional football player: If he was in pain, he took prescribed painkillers.
But as Monroe became more and more concerned about the potential negatives — such as addiction and accidental overdose — he began to research marijuana as an alternative. Now he’s convinced, he’s outspoken, he’s involved and he’s on a mission: He wants a marijuana-friendly NFL.
It's those potential negative effects of traditional treatments that are driving the push for pot.
Despite the growing enthusiasm, a change to the league’s drug policy doesn’t appear close to happening.