NFL seeks right an­swer for mar­i­juana use

The Covington News - - THE WIRE -

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 as the anal­gesic of choice for many of its play­ers.

“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?”

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