NFLPA continues to focus on marijuana for therapeutic reasons

READ MORE…The league has a marijuana problem, and the league knows it.

On the surface, people like Commissioner Roger Goodell can justify the ongoing marijuana ban by calling it “unhealthy” and “addictive,” while ignoring that plenty of other things are “unhealthy” and “addictive” (like the pain medications players routinely take to keep playing) and overlooking the reality that the NFL has no business telling players what they can or can’t do on their own private time, when those things are wholly unrelated to their jobs. At a deeper level, the NFL knows that a straight-faced excuse for persisting in the pot prohibition must be articulated in conceal the real reason for it: Collective bargaining.



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