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The NFL needs to recognize the benefits of medicinal marijuana

Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe opened up about the NFL's outdated approach to player health.

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"This is not about marijuana. It’s about a more sensible approach to health care and research so we can protect the game and its players!"

Doug Farrar talked to Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe about the NFL's outdated approach to players and marijuana following Monroe's decision to open up about the need to recognize the value of medicinal marijuana this week. The fact is, it's time the league recognized the potential benefit to players in preventing head trauma and start researching that. If the health of its players really is more than just a talking point to the NFL, then the league should leave no stone unturned when it comes to researching the benefits of medical marijuana or any other number of treatments that can have a positive impact on players' long-term health.

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