The NFL continues to make it painfully clear that they rather their players use powerful addictive opioids instead of medical marijuana.
Where is the sanity in that? Obviously nowhere, and now free agent running back Mike James was DENIED by the NFL to allow him to use marijuana as a painkiller! Read on…
CelebNSports247.com has the latest on Mike James, who failed to persuade the National Football League a little 420 helps his pain go away.
Mike James, a 2013 sixth-round pick of the Buccaneers, hopes to continue his football career, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult to do so with nagging aches and pains.
Mike James pain began in 2013 when he broke his ankle driving toward the goal line in a Monday Night Football game. Playing in the NFL without suffering some type of pain has never ended.
NJ.com reports, Mike James received a painful message but the NFL stating:
That was the message from the league last month when it rejected his application for a therapeutic-use exemption for the drug this season. The free-agent running back had hoped the exemption, called a TUE, would allow him to treat his pain without fear of violating the league’s substance-abuse policy.
Instead, the answer was just the latest short-sighted decision from a league that hasn’t found a way to protect its players from the lifetime of suffering that follows a career in the sport. The NFL apparently is blind to the opioid crisis that has taken hold in this country.
Mike James on Medical Marijuana Denied adds:
I am hopeful that I’ll be able to keep playing football. It is a game that I love very dearly. I know right now I’m doing something that makes some people uncomfortable, and that I’m going against the establishment to push for a change in the way they look at this medicine. I know there’s a greater purpose here for a lot of guys in this league who I consider family members.
He even admitted that he was resistant to smoking weed until he realized that it works better than opioids.
I didn’t want to believe the benefits. But at that point, I was in so much pain and going through a lot mentally with the demands in the game, I tried it. It gave me instant relief!
What do you think is better weed or opioids?