Medical marijuana was at the center of a piece on concussions and pain medications on NBC 7 San Diego’s Football Night broadcast. Kyle Turley, a longtime medical marijuana advocate who spent 8 season playing in the NFL, discussed how injuries suffered during his time playing and the opioid painkillers used to treat them caused him to go down a dark path following the end of his career. This has led to Turley and other NFL players to call on the NFL to reconsider its prohibitive stance on cannabis use by players in the league.
Medical Marijuana, Inc. CEO Dr. Stuart Titus was interviewed for the piece. During the segment, Dr. Titus cited research demonstrating the effects of cannabinoids as neuroprotectants and the possibilities of cannabinoids being used to protect the brains of NFL players.