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NFLPA looks to involve players families in push for marijuana policy change. But major obstacles remain.
The NFL Players Association proposal to alter the leagues substance-abuse policy and take a more "lenient" approach to marijuana will seek involvement from players families, too.
Union executive George Atallah said in an interview with SiriusXM NFL Radio that the NFLPA believes players are using marijuana to self-medicate. To address why and how, and to better examine players overall health, requires involving their families, he said.
"We believe that is the result of players trying to deal with managing pain on their own as opposed to going through a medical professional," Atallah told hosts Alex Marvez and Geoff Schwartz. "If thats the case, we need to really take a hard look at whats causing them to self-medicate, how we can take better care of players in the locker room and how we can incorporate frankly all of the families of players into this solution
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