NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan wants the NFL to study how medical marijuana could help players.
Morgan said Thursday on Twitter that “it’s time for the @NFL to take an HONEST look into the potential medical benefits of Cannabis for its players.” He tweeted after telling Yahoo that he wants the league to conduct more research on marijuana, particularly on how it could help treat or prevent chronic traumatic encephalopathy (ehn-sehf-uh-LAH’-thuh-pee), or CTE.
His comments follow offensive tackle Eugene Monroe’s recommendation that the NFL stop testing players for marijuana. Monroe was released last week by the Baltimore Ravens.
The NFL tests players for marijuana between April 20 and Aug. 9.
Players who test positive for the first time enter the league’s substance abuse program. Additional positive tests result in stiffer penalties.
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