Retired NFL Player Speaks Out About Cannabis
Retired NFL Player Speaks Out About Former NFL Cannabis Use
Former Philadelphia Eagles lineman Todd Herremans recently opened up about his NFL cannabis use during his career.
As reported in Ganjapreneur, Herremans used it to manage pain. NFL cannabis was used as an alternative to opioid painkillers, which are highly addictive.
“I saw a lot of friends of mine throughout the years that I played that would end up with opiate addictions and it was kind of a scary thing,”
Herremans said. Many athletes share the view that cannabis may be a safer alternative to opioids. Herremans’ admission comes on the heels of a NFL recent statement. The NFL plans to spend $100 million to explore new ways to protect their players. A group of physician-advocates led by Dr. David Nathan think the NFL should consider cannabis as a part of that plan. Dr. Nathan said, “I think that that’s a moral obligation on the part of the NFL”. Furthermore, Dr. Nathan added, ” I don’t believe that any of us at this point really think that marijuana is a drug without some medical use”.