NFL Limits On Marijuana Still Strict, But Not Really

Marijuana remains a banned substance in the NFL, although the league slightly relaxed testing standards in its revised Policy and Program on Substances for Abuse.

Tug McGraw was once asked which he preferred, Astroturf or grass. “I don’t know,” he said. “I never smoked Astroturf.” That was 1974, when artificial turf was relatively new and he was more famous as a relief pitcher than as Tim McGraw’s father. Forty years later, professional athletes don’t crack many marijuana jokes in public Read the full article…

NFL Seeks Right Answer For Medical Marijuana Use

"It's not, let's go smoke a joint," retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington said. "It's, what if you could take something that helps you heal faster from a concussion, that prevents your equilibrium from being off for two weeks and your eyesight for being off for four weeks?"

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized Read the full article…