Chris Long uses CBD and thinks the NFL should allow it. “I just think it’s dumb I think it’s arbitrary,” He said, alluding to people’s objectionable views on cannabis use. “You’re tarnishing the brand and popularity of some guys who could be great stars in the league, but you’re making them these poster children for the devil’s lettuce when you pop them with a test. It’s pointless.”
Long is no stranger to talking about weed. In May 2019 interview on “The Dan Patrick Show,” shortly after announcing his retirement after 11 seasons in the NFL, he opened up about his cannabis use, stating, “I certainly enjoyed me fair share on a regular basis through my career.”
Terrell Davis a former Hall of Fame Running back also endorses CBD use for NFL Players and believes CBD use would have extended his career.
In an interview with TMZ Sports published on Thursday, Davis noted that he feels CBD would have lessened the toll that playing football took on his body:
Former Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski said that CBD has helped him immensely and he wants the same opportunities for friends and teammates.
“I believe so, because any time you can help your body heal—you can take out the swelling, the inflammation and you can do it in a way that’s natural—I feel like absolutely it would have assisted in that,” Davis said.
The NFL’s policy on weed continues to lag behind the times. Players who fail an initial drug test are placed in an “intervention program.” Future failed tests thereafter can result in suspensions.
And this year, the National Football League Players’ Association partnered with the NFL to study marijuana and CBD as alternatives to other pain therapies, namely opioids.