Jerry Jones agrees league should further research benefits of marijuana

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In March, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones privately communicated his concerns to his partners regarding the NFL’s substance-abuse policy. On Friday, he applauded the league’s decision to collaborate with the NFLPA in studying the potential benefits of marijuana in managing pain for the league’s players.

“I agree with what the NFL is doing,” Jones said in his Hall of Fame press conference. “There is real fertile ground there. It is a labor issue that like several things, not just that one, I understand the sensitivity about that particular issue. A lot of people would disagree it’s a labor issue, but that’s the way these things work. A lot of things get thrown in that hat. The fact we’re discussing it, it’s no secret the Players Association have wanted to discuss that area and do better in that area.

“I think that’s accurate that we should have it as something to improve on. The problem I’m having here is I do not know what is the definition of improvement, but we can all do better here.”

The league currently bans marijuana in its collectively bargained substance-abuse policy and has taken a strong stance against its use by players. However, in a recent letter to the NFLPA, the NFL offered to work with the players in further research.

Jones, though, wouldn’t go as far as saying the league should stop testing for marijuana, only that the issue deserves further research and discussion.

“I’m not going to define it,” Jones said. “I really can’t because we’ve never been in any real serious conversations about how to really discuss it, the parameters, I want to be real clear there. What I have said and feel is it’s an area that has been a topic of consideration for many times with players, the Players Association. We should always look for ways to improve our game and improve our player performance or our players standards or what our competitive, and I underline, what our competitive agreements are, and this is one of them.

“This hits all of those areas. It’s health. It’s competitiveness. It hits the entire area. It’s legal. It’s social. It hits moral. This is all of those. You know that. I just want you to know I know that. That’s a comprehensive approach to discussing something we should discuss.”

25 responses to “Jerry Jones agrees league should further research benefits of marijuana

  1. Yeah it’s 2017, we should do some research lol. What bold statement Jerry. Never mind other countries have been doing research on MJ for DECADES !!!!

  2. Yeah it’s 2017, we should do some research lol. What bold statement Jerry. Never mind other countries have been doing research on MJ for DECADES !!!!
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    Blame the FDA.. The most behind the times organization EVER.

    Or blame the insurance agencies that have painted them into that corner.

  3. During election season when you receive all that propaganda in the mail about initiatives and propositions, it’s hard to make a decision. Both sides of the argument sound good. So I started looking at the sponsors. I noticed that many of the big money contributors fighting against legalization of pot were Anheuser Busch, Johnson & Johnson, Philip Morris, R.J. Reynolds, and Seagrams. All the legal drug pushers. Without their money, pot probably would have been legal decades ago. So this really doesn’t have anything to do with health or safety. It’s about keeping competition away. The rest of the government works that way too, not just drug companies. You thought we all loved competition, right? Ever heard of campaign finance reform?

  4. Garsh durn that fiendish marry-wanna with its well-known, proven healing properties!
    We have to increase the War on Drugs!
    Let me get my Flag.
    Here, hold my liquor.

  5. While not all people that smoke marajuana will become addicted to heroin
    100% of people addicted to heroin smoked marajuana first

    That should tell you all you need to know

  6. doctorrustbelt says:

    I have researched marijuana intensively for years.
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    Maybe someday you’ll grow up.

  7. joeychittwood says:
    August 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm
    While not all people that smoke marajuana will become addicted to heroin
    100% of people addicted to heroin smoked marajuana first

    That should tell you all you need to know

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    While not everyone who listens to music smokes marijuana, 100% of people that smoke marijuana listened to music first.

  8. @joeychittwood says:
    August 4, 2017 at 7:48 pm
    While not all people that smoke marajuana will become addicted to heroin
    100% of people addicted to heroin smoked marajuana first

    That should tell you all you need to know
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    It tells me that you don’t Really know all you “know” about “people addicted to heroin”.
    It also really has nothing to do with this thread, if you actually Read The Article.
    It’s about addressing possible advantages of MedPot for NFL players, and the NFL’s current agreement against its use.
    You Do Realize that there have been many advancements in reducing/eliminating THC for MedPot, right? (That means you Won’t Get High).

    Google “reduced thc in medical marijuana” and hit the Washington Post story. I can’t hang the link here, or I’d save you the trouble. It’s pretty interesting stuff, and it blows all kinds of holes in the notion that people who smoke marijuana (or ingest edibles–which means to Eat doses) will end up addicted to heroin, take over the world, or hack you up in your sleep.
    Research is pretty cool stuff, too.

  9. @joeychittwood says:
    August 4, 2017 at 8:30 pm
    “Hit the Washington Post” story….. lol
    I minds well ask bernie madoff for financial advice
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    Wow.
    You can’t use google and actually Learn something?
    Go proudly into the night, DRONK on Bud Light, (The Official Beer of the NFL, ho ho) and Ignore lobbyists from Anheuser Bush that keep the argument as willfully ignorant as you enjoy.
    Jeebus, I tried to do you a bloody Favor.
    Drink up, buddy. But drive safely…

  10. I think Jerrah has been researching the effects of Johnny Walker Blue combined with cannabis for a while.

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