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Old 11-20-2017, 04:43   #1
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There has been a recent push by retired NFL players (Jake Plummer and Kyle Turley to name two) to get people to realize the potential benefit of medical marijuana for current players. The research performed so far is intriguing, but the league hasn't shown any interest in developing its own research on the subject.While other players want the NFL to loosen its grip on marijuana use, Hall of Fame wideout Jerry Rice believes there should be stricter rules Karl Klug Jersey .MORE: NFL behind bars: How players ended up in prison"I really think it's a behavior thing," he said Wednesday on "Sway In The Morning" when asked about players currently in trouble for testing positive. "I think also there Tennessee Titans Jersey should be more rules implemented. I mean (it's)very critical."The NFL is already one of the toughest sports leagues when it comes to its marijuana policy. Only recently didthe THC threshold change from 15 nanograms per milliliterto 30 ng/ml. For context,MLB's threshold for THC is 50 ng/mland the World Anti-Doping Agency, which deals with the testing of Olympic athletes, is at150 ng/ml. The NBA has remained at a 15 ng/mlthreshold, but commi sioner Adam Silver has said the testing isn't the highest of his concerns.Rice believes in doing things "the right way," adding,"You have to be a profe sional on the football field and off the football field." He says there are "some sacrifices you have to make" as a profe sional athlete, and that includes quitting bad habits.STEELE: It's time the NFL listens to players on painkiller dangerWhile Rice has a point about being a profe sional, his thoughts about the league enforcing more Derrick Morgan Jersey rules on marijuana testing seems absurd. There are16 NFL franchises based in cities in which some form of medical marijuanais legal. The country is starting to change Byron Bell Jersey its collective stance on the i sue, and it'd make sense forthe NFL tofollow suit thoughRoger Goodell says it won't."We are not restricted, obviously, by the state laws. It's an NFL policy and we believe it's the correct policy for now and in the best interest of our players and the long term health of our players," he said in February.The "for now" part is encouraging from Goodell, considering he said (in 2014)the league will consider medical marijuana use in the future if theirmedical experts determine the drug is beneficial.
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