Category: Medical Marijuana
| Posted on Thu, April, 7th 2016 by THCFinder
I have been writing more and more about cannabis and sports lately. It seems like every time I am on social media or turn on the television that another athlete is in the news talking about cannabis reform in professional sports. Most of the time it’s retired athletes, but even current NFL player Eugene Monroe has come out in support of cannabis reform in professional football, and even donated a big chunk of money towards cannabis research.
I think that it’s understandable why athletes are calling for cannabis reform in professional sports, especially in the NFL and NBA. Professional athletes take a pounding during their careers. Imagine taking elbows from power forwards or getting tackled by a human truck. Over and over, game after game. I am getting older and I feel some aches and pains from when I was a gym rat at the local YMCA, and I was going up against other has-beens and never-weres. I can’t imagine what some ex-professional athletes have to deal with, especially when it comes to brain injuries. That’s scary stuff, and athletes read the headlines like everyone else. If there was something out there that could help and was safe, like cannabis, I’d be calling for it too.
Opioid addiction is also a major issue in professional sports, and athletes are seeing that there’s a better way. Hearing people like former NFL player Kyle Turley talk about their battles with issues related to painkiller usage, including the fact that the pharmaceuticals didn’t fix anything, is heart wrenching. No one should be forced to live like that. Not when there’s a better way. Fortunately more and more people in that situation are discovering that cannabis is not only safer than pharmaceuticals, but it’s often more effective. Anyone and everyone, athlete or otherwise, should be able to experience relief.