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NFL should see if medicinal pot can help players, Seattle coach says

By Associated Press

LAST UPDATED: 04:43 a.m. HST, Jan 28, 2014

JERSEY CITY, N.J. » Pete Carroll is in support of the NFL looking further into whether medicinal marijuana could be beneficial for players.

The Seattle Seahawks coach said today he supports Commissioner Roger Goodell's message last week that the league could consider medicinal marijuana as a treatment if science proved it could be beneficial for players who have suffered concussions.

Carroll says regardless of the stigmas involved, the medicinal value should be examined, "because the world of medicine is trying to do the exact same thing and figure it out and they're coming to some conclusions."

Sunday's Super Bowl matchup between the Seahawks and Broncos features the two states where recreational marijuana use is legal: Washington and Colorado.

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LIKRIS wrote:
Our kieikis revere the football players. I don't think this is a good image we want to portray to our kids. Stoned Football Players!
on January 27,2014 | 02:24PM
bigislandkurt wrote:
I guess it is a much better image for our keiki to love and except players who drink alcohol and deal with their body pains through "legal" means like percocet, vicodin, valiums, and cortizone shots for life. Remove your own personal bias from the stigma of pakalolo and you will find that it is one of the most safest pain remedies there is.
on January 27,2014 | 02:49PM
kainalu wrote:
... with the added danger that we drum into our Keiki that "pot is dangerous", then they try it, find out it's not true, and don't believe anything we say. Apparently, "reefer madness" is alive and well on SA's message board. NFL'ers using pot instead of alcohol and prescription medicines for pain goes all the way back to Don Meredith's days.
on January 27,2014 | 03:35PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
You do realize that the pharmaceutical alternatives are a lot more addictive and dangerous? Why in the world would you advocate those with concussions take hard drugs over something that is not deemed addictive? I guess Refer Madness is now on Netflix and influencing people in the way it was intended...
on January 27,2014 | 04:46PM
Steve96785 wrote:
Pretty sure he is not advocating that players get stoned before the game. That is certainly dangerous and can lead to greater injuries. But medicinal pot for those recovering from concussions? If the medical research supports that then let the doctors, not the league and definitely not the cops decide! For those of you concerned that it sends the wrong message to the keiki, just what kind of message has seventy years of outright lies about the dangers of pakalolo sent to the public and your kids? Truth is always better than lying to the keiki!
on January 27,2014 | 03:58PM
bekwell wrote:
I thought the NFL players already smoked pot.
on January 28,2014 | 03:09AM
kolohepalu wrote:
If pot can be prescribed for chronic pain, better than 80% of the league will be burning herbs if that happens.
on January 28,2014 | 07:24AM
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