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Roger Goodell open to players using medical marijuana for concussion issues

Never before has marijuana and football been so intertwined than this week, and presumably next week as well.

Though we’ve yet to settle on a proper name for the Super Bowl between the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks, the teams from the only states where recreational marijuana is legal (“Bud Bowl” or “Smoke-A-Bowl” among the many possibilities), NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said something that might eventually literally intertwine the two subjects.

Goodell said, according to Daniel Kaplan of the Sports Business Journal, that he would consider letting NFL players use medical marijuana for concussion issues.

Goodell says if medical experts ever say medical marijuna would help with concussions then would consider allowing it. Read more

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Stephen Carter

Stephen Carter is a 30 year old journalist and information technology specialist living in Waco, Texas and serves as Deputy Director for NORML of Waco. He has been working with the cannabis movement since 2009. He founded Texas Cannabis Report in 2013 to bring Texans accurate cannabis related news.

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