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Former Football Superstars Want NFL to Allow Players to Use Medical Marijuana

The former offensive lineman at San Diego State, Kyle Turley, is making efforts to convince the NFL to allow players with specific medical conditions to use marijuana. More than that, he hopes that the rapidly growing number of studies on cannabis will also help his proposal. Many football players suffer from the ailments they have received during their athletic career and now have to constantly take pills in order to reduce the pain. In 1966, Turley got his first injury by blowing his knee out. It was the time when his opiate addiction began. Now, having a personal experience of consuming marijuana, Turley claims that weed has saved his life.

Some football players have to take 30 painkillers a day to manage the severe pain from injuries. Turley was not among them, but his opiate addiction was slowly taking him down a very dark path. When he found himself in a deep depression, feeling like he was in an unbelievable hole, he introduced himself to weed, and his life changed for the better. He forgot about pain killers. Turley believes in the medical properties of marijuana so much that he even found Neuro Armor, the company that produced marijuana products. Another remarkable football player Ricky Williams also considers marijuana should be allowed for use among NFL players. Today, all the medical advantages of cannabis are perceived through the lens of it being illegal and unaccepted. Despite the fact that nowadays only 6% of marijuana studies confirm the medical benefits of cannabis, it is enough to state that weed can help people manage pain, reduce depression, lower blood pressure, and improve lung health. The NFL Players Association is forming a special committee in order to study the ability of marijuana to reduce pain. The recent survey among the NFL players has shown that more than 71% of them will approve the use of medical marijuana. Dr. Stuart Titus says that some of their studies show the anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties of marijuana. The scientists are also planning to prove the neuroregenerative properties of cannabis.

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