N/S NFL Explores How Marijuana And CBD Can Be Used As Opioid Alternatives For Players (1 Viewer)

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That damn gate must be REALLY FAR AWAY... better hurry Willie, you don't have much time to get hooked on them heroins! I know a # of major business players that are "weekend addicts" w/heroin & even more that used to go through coke like a snowblower.

Inappropriate forum, but the TRUTH s out there. Little hint: some of you believe the sheet vomited since the '20's.
As for the descent into mediocrity, please look up Carl Sagan, Michael Phelps, Steve Jobs & MANY of the most popular comedians, musicians & actors(& more than a few Founding Fathers). Addictive personality runs about 18% in the US, most of the other "addicts" have underlying issues. More people become addicted/sicken/die due to SUGAR! More people die from eating banana in 1 year than have died from Cannabis OD, EVER.

Personally, I graduated from HS w/honors, served in the USMC, have 2 degrees w/a combined GPA of 3.8(when there was no +4), ran one of the best kitchens in the world for 4 years, performed over 40 years on stage/studio, published 3 books & dozens of articles, worked w/labs/breeders/growers on 4 continents for medical research & planted my 1st Cannabis seed in Lafayette in 1974. Over the years, I have had my entire C spine fused/plated, 3 shoulder surgeries, 5 cysts removed from my spine & head, both hands repaired, 3 tumors removed my my chest, got the PLAGUE, had over 20 cortisone shots & never stayed on opioids for more than a few weeks. We raised 2 kids & was a caregiver for a quadriplegic 80 year old on 2 SS disability checks.
I feel like such a slacker, maybe I should put down the bong, get my arse off the couch & accomplish something.
I'll bounce to this link I posted. This guy has done some research and logical consideration. Basically. we've been pushed to believe that doing any drug even just once makes you an addict. His research shows it's much different than that. The addicts come from the 30% or so who are predisposed to it. The other 70% are capable of using at a level which allows them to continue to function in society and family with little issue. At least that's his argument from what I gather. I've not read his book just yet.

 

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Don't agree with this and never will. That crap has destroyed too many lives as a starter drug and I don't care what anyone else says that it isn't. I have numerous family members that start with pot and ended up abusing harder crap and ruined there lives to convince me otherwise.
Just another example of NFL caving to certain group of folks, whom cannot control their stupidity or money~
 

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I have smoked weed quite a few times especially in high school. Didnt lead to any other drugs. Well I smoked cigarettes for 20 years but that cane before the weed. I woke up one morning and just quit. No drugs or help of any kind. Maybe I don't have an addictive trait or something?
 

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I have smoked weed quite a few times especially in high school. Didnt lead to any other drugs. Well I smoked cigarettes for 20 years but that cane before the weed. I woke up one morning and just quit. No drugs or help of any kind. Maybe I don't have an addictive trait or something?
The only addiction to pot is mental, as is the case with meth, coke or whatever. The issue here is the fable that pot treats pain on the same level as opiates. I cannot see a player who just had knee surgery forgoing his pain medication for pot. They will do them together but never as the primary means of pain control. On other words, if you want to let players smoke pot...Great. They are adults and capable of making their own decisions. Just don't sell it as an alternate means of pain control for football injuries.
 

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The only addiction to pot is mental, as is the case with meth, coke or whatever. The issue here is the fable that pot treats pain on the same level as opiates. I cannot see a player who just had knee surgery forgoing his pain medication for pot. They will do them together but never as the primary means of pain control. On other words, if you want to let players smoke pot...Great. They are adults and capable of making their own decisions. Just don't sell it as an alternate means of pain control for football injuries.
Hard drug like meth heroin, and crack addiction isn't mental. They really mess with your body chemical dependency and your body and brain reacts accordingly.
 

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Don't agree with this and never will. That crap has destroyed too many lives as a starter drug and I don't care what anyone else says that it isn't. I have numerous family members that start with pot and ended up abusing harder crap and ruined there lives to convince me otherwise.
Right. Let's just keep giving them all opioids. Those never hurt anyone, right? Sorry for those of your family or friends that have had issues, but if you think weed is worse than Vicodin, you're delusional.
 

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Hard drug like meth heroin, and crack addiction isn't mental. They really mess with your body chemical dependency and your body and brain reacts accordingly.
I understood those as having a physical addiction whereas devil's lettuce was only a mental addiction.
 

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The only addiction to pot is mental, as is the case with meth, coke or whatever. The issue here is the fable that pot treats pain on the same level as opiates. I cannot see a player who just had knee surgery forgoing his pain medication for pot. They will do them together but never as the primary means of pain control. On other words, if you want to let players smoke pot...Great. They are adults and capable of making their own decisions. Just don't sell it as an alternate means of pain control for football injuries.
There’re 2 assertions here that I’m pretty sure you don’t have solid evidence to back up
 

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It ain't happening. NFL owners are too conservative to advocate for a substance the federal government still puts in the same category as heroin. I understand that several states have legalized or decriminalized it but I doubt the NFL goes down that road.
And the league shouldn’t allow it just because these idiots choose to ruin their lives and those around them by using it for “pleasure. Who in their right mind are going to ingest this crap? It’s physically dangerous and causes you to commit dangerous acts.
 

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I'm sorry that your family members suffer from addiction. I have several family members that suffer from life altering addiction to alcohol, and opiods. None of them used Cannabis as a precursor.

The fact is (backed up by statistics) that most people who use Cannabis do not use other drugs. And despite being federally illegal, there has been a LOT of research into the benefits and the downsides to using this plant.

I use it in moderation to help alleviate depression, and it does the job better than any pill ever has. It is one of the kindest drugs to use and stop using when compared to other drugs such as alcohol, anti-depressants, benzos, opiods, etc. It's non-toxic, and not physically addictive. 100's of millions of people use it daily without any deaths, overdoses, etc. Many successful people quietly (and some not so quietly) use it without issue.

Again, I am sorry that your family suffers from addiction. I know how that feels. But, Cannabis is not to blame. Addiction is psychological and physical. The drug used is simply the end result of addiction. It could be cannabis, alcohol, sex, food, crack, etc.
If you use it under the strict guidelines and observation of an MD. But for recreation, heck no.
 

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Don't agree with this and never will. That crap has destroyed too many lives as a starter drug and I don't care what anyone else says that it isn't. I have numerous family members that start with pot and ended up abusing harder crap and ruined there lives to convince me otherwise.
That's the way, dig those feet in and never believe anything that can challenge your preconceived notions!
 

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just want to thank you for your service in the core . my son is a drill instructor in the marines out in san diego could not be more proud of him. nd he is a diehard saint fan and a member of saints report
 

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