DeAndre Hopkins on NFL Allowing CBD Medication: ‘I Only Think It Would Help’

Houston Texans wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has said he is in favor of the NFL unbanning the use of cannabidiol for pain purposes.

“I only think it would help if they do. You look at all the problems with heads. I don’t think it would hurt for us to try something else and see what can help players,” he told TMZ Sports.

The BIG3 announced last week it has approved the CBD medication for its players. The medication is seen by some as a safer option than prescription painkillers, which are chemically addictive.

Marijuana use is currently banned by the NFL. Players who test positive are subject to fines, suspensions and sometimes outright bans from the league. Cleveland Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon missed nearly three full seasons due to NFL suspensions, largely related to marijuana use. 

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