Titans’ Derrick Morgan Wants NFL To Study Health Benefits Of Cannabis

ESPN reports:

Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan has joined Eugene Monroe in asking the NFL to research cannabis’s potential benefits on long-term health.

“I feel like the NFL has a responsibility to look into it, to delegate time and money to research this for its players,” Morgan told Yahoo Global News. “Given how much influence that the NFL has on society, I think it would help the greater good. There’s a lot of people suffering and a lot of people that can benefit from cannabis as a medical treatment.”

Morgan and Monroe appeared together in an interview with host Katie Couric. Monroe previously had been the only active player to publicly campaign to get medical marijuana removed from the NFL’s banned substances list.

Morgan, a 2010 first-round draft pick, has recorded 27.5 sacks for the Titans in 76 career games. He signed a four-year, $27 million contract in 2015 with $10.5 million guaranteed.

His 2015 season was cut short by a shoulder injury, and the Titans held him out of team drills during organized team activities and minicamp.

Morgan isn’t concerned about the reaction to his stance on cannabis as a potential benefit to NFL players.

“In thinking of the benefits that will come from spreading the awareness and the knowledge about this substance, I think greatly outweighs any backlash or ramifications that might come about it,” he told Yahoo. “It’s about not only us, but former players, future players and more so society as a whole.”

The Titans have not yet responded to a request for comment.

Monroe was released earlier this month by the Baltimore Ravens, who said the decision to move on from the left tackle was based on football and not a result of his medical marijuana advocacy. Monroe said his release by the Ravens wouldn’t deter him from his cause.

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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  1. Thank you Derrick Morgan of the Tennessee Titans. Massive Opiates instead of a little Cannabis is insane and personally I think our Heavenly Father and Creator put this little herb plant here for a reason like this. We may not even be on this continent if it were not for hemp sails and rope. I can go on and on but on behalf of many with IBS (Chrons), Cancer, MS and on and on I personally thank you. If everyone had a Child or Grandparent or Spouse suffering and they heard them say “it helps my suffering so much” maybe they would change thier mind.

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