NFL Commissioner Leaves the Door Open for Concussion Relief

Maybe it was watching all the attention given to players, who suffered concussions and ambled to the sideline in nationally televised football games this winter.

No matter, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in starting to open his mind to a revised policy on the players’ use of Marijuana, at least for medical purposes.pot

This is a big deal as it relates to concussions, since there is a growing body of medical evidence that points to certain ingredients in Marijuana that may help prevent concussions as well as aide in the treatment of them. https://concussionpolicyandthelaw.com/2013/09/13/study-points-to-marijuanas-potential-benefit-post-concussion/

Goodell was asked on an ESPN radio show recently if there would ever be a time where players would be permitted to use medical marijuana in states where it’s legal?

This has been a non-starter for the league in the past. But this time, Goodell hedged his stance:  “I don’t know what’s going to develop as far as the next opportunity for medicine to evolve and to help either deal with pain or help deal with injuries, but we will continue to support the evolution of medicine.”

This leads us to two thoughts — its about time for the NFL and are you listening NCAA?

 

 

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