NFLer Appeals To Twitter Fans For Marijuana Research

Last night, the NFL took a step toward recognizing the severe health ramifications of playing professional football. Jeff Miller - the NFL's Senior Vice President for Health recognized that the contact sport can lead to CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy), a degenerative brain condition that could be treatable with cannabis. Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe - who called on the league to rethink its ban on marijuana last week - wasted no time making that connection.

He took to Twitter to inform fans about the situation and called on his peers to donate money to life-saving research for athletes and people in general:

h/t CBS Sports

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Most people know that to consume alcohol and then get behind the wheel of a car is very dangerous — not just for the driver and passengers, but for anyone else sharing the road. For cannabis consumers, however, understanding levels of impairment is not so straightforward. To date, there is not yet a technology used by law enforcement that can accurately detect cannabis impairment similar to alcohol breathalyzers.

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