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NFL to reportedly study marijuana for pain management purposes

Jake Plummer has advocated this for years
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Posted at 12:04 PM, May 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-22 15:04:22-04

The NFL is reportedly open to exploring the use of marijuana as a possible pain management tool for players.

The Washington Post reported Monday that the NFL and the NFL Players Association have agreed to work together to study the use of marijuana -- something that many players, including former Cardinals and ASU quarterback Jake Plummer, have advocated for years.

Per the Washington Post: "The exploration will take place as part of two new medical committees formed by the league and union that will provide recommendations on key medical issues. This also will include a review of teams’ policies and practices for the use of prescription medication by players."

Plummer has been a longtime advocate of cannabidiol, a non-psychoactive ingredient in cannabis that he's used to reduce lingering pain following his NFL career.

Marijuana is currently a banned substance in the NFL.