It was announced that the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) will begin researching alternative pain methods like cannabis for pain treatment. The announcement came last Friday from Derrick Morgan who is an outside linebacker for the Tennessee Titans.
During a radio interview with Nashville’s The Midday 180, Morgan said, “We have some things in the works with the NFLPA, getting some research going for players.” Morgan explained that it wasn’t anything “too clinical,” however players were going to develop a committee to look at alternative treatments for managing pain.
This is not the first time Morgan has been vocal about the need for cannabis research to benefit professional football players. Over the summer, Morgan and Eugene Monroe both urged the NFL to study medicinal cannabis to help players in the league.
In July, Morgan did an interview with ESPN, where he called out the NFL. “I just take the NFL for their word: If they say that long-term health and player safety are top priorities of the league, then why aren’t you looking into all the options for health care that are out there?” Morgan said, “It’s definitely incumbent upon them to really delegate sometime and some resources to look into it.”
Morgan continues to fearlessly lead the battle for professional athletes everywhere who are banned from using cannabis to treat their ailments.