The NFL Players Association will continue to pursue a “less punitive” marijuana policy despite the recent comments from White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicating that the Trump administration will increase its enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
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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.
The NFL is expected soon to give Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson a 10-game suspension for his second use of marijuana, a substance banned under the league’s agreement with the NFL Players Association. But Henderson might appeal the second suspension, which could force the NFL and the Players Association to reconsider their marijuana policy.
In an effort to help reduce the use of opioids among injured players, the NFL Players Association is actively studying medical marijuana as an alternative tool in pain management, as reported by The Washington Post.