The NFL has come to the realization that they’re preventing the sport from excelling by supporting a continued draconian ban on cannabis. NFL players are currently tested for cannabis and can be even be fired for using cannabis in their personal time. Even in legal states.
It’s hard to believe that the NFL would have a problem with these modern gladiators medicating with a safe, natural alternative being cannabis compared to dangerous deadly and addictive prescription opiates and painkillers. The NFL has seen an abundance of prescription drug abuse amongst its players. It’s common for players to purchase pills illegally to support their addiction and dependency upon these drugs.
Cannabis Should be Players First Option
Cannabis is becoming a therapeutic pain management option that is increasing in popularity with athletes in all sports. From hockey and basketball to MMA and football athletes are finding loads of therapeutic benefits from cannabinoid therapies. The NFL is looking to loosen its tight stance against cannabis via collective bargaining.
Perhaps they’re hoping that star players who currently cannot participate in the NFL because of cannabis use might be able to take part in the sport helping to revive it. The NFL has been losing popularity over the national anthem, increasing domestic violence amongst players, and All-Star players addicted to one of the deadliest epidemics the planet has seen in a while, the opioid epidemic.
The XFL Could Take the Reigns if Change Isn’t Seen
It’s no secret that the NFL is getting ready to face fierce competition when Vince McMahon kicks off the XFL. The XFL is about entertaining viewers and leaving all the BS to personal times. Vince McMahon is no stranger to entertaining the masses. The NFL might consider a quicker policy change regarding cannabis to attract star players before they all go somewhere else. With the XFL set to launch sometime in the next year, the NFL might just end up meaning Not For Long.