Newsy- Marijuana could one day be used to treat NFL players pain
Since the beginnings of its prohibition in the 1920s, Marijuana has been considered to be a dangerous and harmful drug. People have looked down upon marijuana users, considering the use of the plant to be equated with the use of crack cocaine or heroin. But the way the general public views marijuana is starting to change. As of 2017, 28 states and Washington D.C. will approve of medical marijuana use, and seven of those states allow recreational use of the plant. People are starting to realize that cannabis is a viable medicine, and that it should be viewed less as a drug and more as a medication. In the United States the abuse of prescription painkillers is killing thousands of people a year, and it’s starting to be viewed as a public health crisis. Recently there have been several large businesses–such as the National Football League Players Association–that are reconsidering the way they think about cannabis.