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Football players take an alarming array of pain medication to get back on the field but some believe medical cannabis is a safer and more effective alternative.

Jones AT&T Stadium at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, Image: Elred via Wikimedia Commons
 
Schools are stuck enforcing the rules of a college-football system that hasn't embraced some of society's growing acceptance of marijuana use.

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.

Ronda Rousey after her open workout at Dinamo center, Yerevan, Armenia. Image: Narek75 via Wikimedia Commons
 
Ronda Rousey just made it known that she’s against drug testing for marijuana.

Football helmet with Gridiron Cannabis Coalition logo. Image: KPHO/KTVK
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PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - Some former NFL players think marijuana is the answer to chronic pain, head injuries and saving lives. 

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray vs Tampa Hali and Luke Kuechly during 2014 Pro Bowl. Image: Sgt. Alexander Martinez via Wikimedia Commons
 
Current players say marijuana use in the sport is extensive, with many using the drug to deal with the ramifications of head trauma.

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