Banned, but Bountiful: Marijuana Coveted by NFL Players as Invaluable Painkiller

An article from the Bleacher Report discusses the prevalence of marijuana among players in the NFL. Cannabis among NFL athletes is becoming somewhat of a daily routine, even. Some smoke the plant recreationally, but a majority say they use marijuana medicinally to treat the aches and bruises from the game, as well as concussions. The use of marijuana by NFL athletes seems standard, but the NFL bans players from using the drug. The NFL does, however, allow the use of certain approved painkillers. With the NFL's ban on marijuana, players can't use it to treat the pain associated with the injuries they sustain during play. Many would prefer to use marijuana as a safer alternative to painkillers, but even with the expansion of legalization across the U.S, it doesn't seem the NFL will change it's views on the marijuana anytime soon. For a more in depth look at marijuana in the NFL, read Bleacher Report's article here: