Former Miami Dolphins running back Ricky Williams says the National Football League (NFL) is making positive strides by becoming more favorable towards cannabis in recent years.

In an interview with TMZ Sports, he expressed his hopes for one of the major professional sports leagues in the U.S. and Canada to take another step forward and permit teams to allow players to use marijuana for post-game treatment.

The famous running back attended last September's Benzinga event in Chicago along with Calvin Johnson, Ben Wallace, Rob Sims and Al Harrington. The Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference is returning to the Windy City this month.

In June, the NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) jointly announced they would invest over $500 000 in the research of cannabidiol (CBD) as an alternative pain treatment for players suffering …

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