Joe Montana was one of the greatest quarterbacks to ever play football and with that position comes a certain amount of physical punishment. In a recent interview with Playboy, Montana was asked about the future of cannabis and how it relates to the NFL's brutal physical competition. Montana was quick to compare marijuana with any sort of medicine.
“Legalization is picking up steam on a global level and I feel like now is the time to spread information about the curing capabilities of this plant. As with any medicine, increased accessibility comes with the need for education.”
Currently the NFL is having a near-crisis when it comes to head injuries and the use of opioids to deal with the pain caused on the field. According to a report by Drug and Alcohol Dependence, NFL players and ex-NFL players are about four times as likely to use opioids as the general public. This, along with education for the general public, is exactly what Montana is talking about.