Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan is the only active NFL player calling on the league to investigate the merits of cannabidiol, or CBD oil, according to a report at CBSNews.com. Morgan has not used CBD oil, a non-psychoactive chemical from marijuana, because he does not want to risk violating NFL rules on substance abuse.
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Despite a growing number of states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, the substance is still banned in the NFL. Dana Jacobson spoke with Tennessee Titans’ Derrick Morgan who’s pushing for change.
Doctors For Cannabis Regulation has written an open letter to the National Football League encouraging the sports organization to rethink its ban on marijuana. The letter reads in part, “cannabis deserves the serious attention of your medical staff as a viable pain management alternative and potential neuroprotectant.”