Use of CBD in the NFL

There isn't any more dangerous sport than professional football, especially when it comes to experiencing lifelong physical pain. When Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan announced he used CBD a couple of years ago, it raised some eyebrows at the time.


The only reason it surprised some is because many still equated CBD to using regular cannabis with high THC. With more education, athletes now understand it's not the same thing, despite being from the same cannabis plant.


What makes Morgan's use of it so significant is that he's advocated others in the NFL to use CBD. Despite Morgan getting the credit for snowballing use, offensive tackle Eugene Monroe was really the first to use the drug.