Sunday, 04 December 2016 17:47
LOS ANGELES: Golden State Warriors
coach Steve Kerr says marijuana didn't help his chronic back pain, but he still
thinks pro sports leagues must eventually reconsider their opposition to the
drug.Kerr told CSN Bay Area that he experimented
with marijuana a "few times" to help him cope with pain.Medicinal marijuana use has been
legalized by the state of California, although it's still illegal under US
federal law and against the rules for players in the NBA, NFL and Major League
Baseball.Kerr told The Warriors Insider Podcast
that even though pot didn't help him, it was worth trying because other pain
medications "have been worse".The 51-year-old, who underwent two
surgeries on his back during the summer of 2015, said it could be a boon to pro
athletes."I'm not the expert on this stuff.
But I do know this: If you're an NFL player, in particular, and you've got a
lot of pain, I don't think there is any question that pot is better for ...