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Ravens' Eugene Monroe Calls for Medical Marijuana in the NFL

Ravens' Eugene Monroe Calls for Medical Marijuana in the NFL

Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe has had enough of the NFL’s antiquated stance on medical marijuana.

Over his seven-year career with the Jacksonville Jaguars, he’s suffered multiple concussions, sprains, and shoulder injuries, which cause him to be in constant pain. Currently, if marijuana — medical or not — shows up on an NFL player’s mandatory drug test, penalties include fines, suspensions, and even expulsion form the league. This policy makes it so the only option for athletes to treat their pain is the addictive opiate painkillers constantly prescribed by NFL doctors.