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Ohio: Former NFL Linebacker, Reggie Williams, Says Cannabis Saved Leg
Author: restore  19/06/2017 - 21:36:00

Former NFL linebacker Reggie Williams has joined the growing list of former pro-athletes advocating for cannabis 

By Michael Bachara 
Hemp News 

Reggie Williams, who played 14 seasons from '76 to '89 with the Cincinnati Bengals, has been using a cannabis Cannabidiol (CBD) patch to fight chronic leg pain. Williams decided against treating the pain with opioids that could lead to a lifetime of drug addiction while undergoing treatment for the leg injury. Williams stated, "I didn't want to go from all those surgeries to being an addict for the rest of my life in order to stay sane" while dealing with chronic pain. 

"You can put a patch on and it doesn't disturb any of your fellow passengers. And within 15-20 minutes, the discomfort is gone," Williams said. Williams believes the patch and other medicinal cannabis products could help current NFL players, who often have to play through pain.

"Pain is something that unfortunately becomes a badge of honor as an NFL player," Williams said. "In my days, it was nothing to break your fingers and not even come out of the game. And there were a number of times that you would get a stinger and get up to go back to the huddle instead of the sideline to let a doctor check you out."

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Original article from crrh.org:Ohio: Former NFL Linebacker, Reggie Williams, Says Cannabis Saved Leg


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