Football, whether professional, college even high school, has long been associated with injuries and the need for effective pain management.

Former NFL greats, such as Doug Plank and Jim McMahon shared their experiences of playing through immense pain with only opioids and other painkillers for relief. However, as the conversation around cannabis continues to evolve and legalization gains momentum, the National Football League (NFL) is taking notice.

With ongoing research and shifting policies, the league seems willing to finally explore the potential benefits of cannabis for players and providing them with safer and more effective alternatives for pain management.

A Science Direct report from 2021 revealed a staggering number of injuries reported over four seasons, emphasizing the pressing need for effective pain management solutions. Unfortunately, due to the league's strict stance on cannabis all these years, players were limited to using painkillers …

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