Cannabis Confidential: NFL players weigh in on medical marijuana vs. painkillers

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This story appears in ESPN The Magazine's November 14 Pain Issue. Subscribe today! IT'S HIGH TIME?to get the lowdown on marijuana in the NFL. (See what we did there?) So, with a promise of anonymity, we asked 226 players from the AFC and NFC for real talk on pot use in the league.* Spoiler alert: When it comes to going green -- from legalization of marijuana in the U.S. to the efficacy of pot for pain control -- NFL players just say yes. Should medical marijuana be legal in all states? Yes 71 percent No 29 percent Have you ever known a teammate to use marijuana before a game? Yes?22 percent No?78 percent Is it hard to beat the NFL's testing system for recreational drugs? Yes?33 percent No?67 percent Have you ever used marijuana to help with concussion symptoms? ...
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