EMBRACING IT MFOR RECOVERY AND MENTAL WELL-BEING.>>Reporter: FOR PRO ATHLETES, IT IS THE LATEST WEAPON IN TACKLING CHRONIC PAIN, CANNABIS.>>I’M ADVOCATING FOR CBD TO BE ACCEPTABLE FOR ALL PLAYERS TO USE FOR RECOVERY.>>Reporter: FIVE-TIME PRO BOWLER AND RETIRED PATRIOT STAR ROB GRONKOWSKI SPOKE OUT ABOUT CBD, THE CANNABIS EXTRACT THAT DOES NOT MAKE YOU HIGH. THE BELOVED PLAYER KNOWN BY FANS AS GRONK AND FAMOUS FOR HIS PARTY BOY PERSONA, NOW TEAMING WITH THE CBD PRODUCTS COMPANY, SAYING CBD HEALED HIS PAIN FROM NINE BRUTAL SEASONS OF INJURIES AND SURGERIES.>>FIRST TIME IN MORE THAN A DECADE, I AM PAIN FREE. AND THAT IS A BIG DEAL.>>Reporter: AT TIMES GETTING EMOTIONAL ABOUT THE PAIN THE GAME HAS CAUSED.>>I WANT TO BE CLEAR TO MY FANS, I NEEDED TO RECOVER. I WAS NOT IN A GOOD PLACE. FOOTBALL WAS BRINGING ME DOWN. I DIDN’T LIKE IT. I WAS LOSING THAT JOY IN LIFE, LIKE THE JOY. I’M SORRY RIGHT NOW, BUT OH, DANG, I MEAN, OH. I REALLY WAS.>>Reporter: GRONK IS NOT ALONE.>>IT SAVED MY LIFE ACTUALLY.>>Reporter: RETIRED DETROIT RED WINGS SUPERSTAR AND FOUR-TIME STANLEY CUP WINNER DARREN McCARTY SAYS AFTER A CAREER OF ENDLESS IMPACTS AND BRAWLS, HE TURNED TO ALCOHOL AND PILLS TO TREAT HIS PAIN. THEN A FRIEND INTRODUCED HIS TO WEED. McCARTY SAID SMOKING POT AND USING CBD PRODUCTS HAS CHANGED HIS LIFE FOREVER.>>I DON’T CRAVE ALCOHOL. I WAS ABLE TO SLEEP SO I DIDN’T NEED ANYTHING — ANY PILLS OR ANYTHING LIKE THAT.>>Reporter: HE JOINS A GROWING LEAGUE OF RETIRED SPORTS STARS INVESTING IN COMPANIES SELLING CANNABIS PRODUCTS.>>JUST APPLY AT THE SOURCE OF PAIN.>>Reporter: LAWS ON CBD OIL VARY FROM STATE TO STATE, BUT MEDICINAL USE OF MARIJUANA IS LEGAL IN 33 STATES. WHILE EXPERTS SAY POT CAN HAVE HARMFUL HEALTH EFFECTS, SMALLER STUDIES SHOW WEED AND CBD ARE EFFECTIVE IN REDUCING CHRONIC PAIN, DEPRESSION, AND ANXIETY, AND HELPING THOSE ADDICTED TO OPIOIDS GET OFF THE DRUGS.>>THERE’S NO QUESTION THAT IT’S THE FUTURE OF MEDICINE. IT’S THE FUTURE OF SPORTS MEDICINE.>>Reporter: FORMER PHILLY FLYERS STAR SAID CBD HELPED HIS BRAIN RECOVER FROM MULTIPLE CONCUSSIONS ON THE ICE. NOW, HE’S STARTED A NON-PROFIT CALLED ATHLETES FOR CARE TO PROMOTE THE BENEFITS OF CANNABIS IN SPORTS.>>WE’RE TAKING CARE OF OUR PLAYERS? THE ANSWER IS NO. WE HAVE TO CHANGE THAT.>>Reporter: MOST PRO LEAGUES BAN THE USE OF POT AND CBD, BUT THE NFL SAYS IT IS RECONSIDERING THEM AS PAIN MANAGEMENT THERAPIES. AS FOR GRONKOWSKI, HE SAYS THE TREATMENT IS A GAME-CHANGER.>>NOW, YOU CAN JUST CALL ME MR. RECOVERY. YOU KNOW YOU LIKE THAT NAME. MR. RECOVERY, BABY.>>Reporter: THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY, WHICH TESTS OLYMPIC AND WORLD CUP ATHLETES FOR DRUGS, HAS LIFTED ITS PROHIBITION ON CBD, BUT THE U.S. ANTI-DOPING AGENCY STILL BANS IT. IT IS IMPORTANT TO NOTE THE FDA DOES NOT REGULATE THE PURITY OF CBD IN PRODUCTS, SO EVEN IF THE LABEL

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  • August 30, 2019 at 2:18 pm
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    I think weed should be legal I play cb for my high school team and some of my best games where when I was high

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