As more states legalize medical marijuna, former NFL players have a message for the league’s top brass: stop punishing players for using cannabis.
“This isn’t a joke,” Eugene Monroe, former offensive tackle for the Baltimore Ravens, told Yahoo Finance. “This is men’s lives that you have decision to make a huge impact on. There are players suffering.”
Monroe — the first active NFL player to openly advocate for the use of medical marijuana, and dropped by the Ravens after making his public stance — is pushing the NFL to reform its cannabis policy in partnership with prominent physicians who agree that the league’s no tolerance rule is doing players more harm than good.
He’s not alone. Earlier this month, Cowboys lineman David Irving said he was quitting the NFL over its weed policy after he was suspended indefinitely for violating it.
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