Ravens' Eugene Monroe gives $10K to marijuana research, urges other players to donate

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Eugene Monroe gives $10,000 to a foundation that researches the health benefits of marijuana and educating the public about its therapy

Ravens' Eugene Monroe gives $10K to marijuana research, urges other players to donate

Eugene Monroe gives $10,000 to a foundation that researches the health benefits of marijuana and educating the public about its therapy

Pain-killing Toradol injections and prescription opioids are legal in the NFL, so why can't medical marijuana also be used to treat pain? It should be, says Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe.  

Monroe is trying to convince the NFL and its players on Tuesday, sending out 37 tweets over a two-hour period about medical marijuana. 

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Monroe cares so much about the controversial use of the drug that he has donated $10,000 for medical research and urged others to do the same. 

Here are some of the highlights from Monroe's Twitter rant. 

Realm of Carings Foundation researches the health benefits of marijuana and educating the public about its therapy. Monroe said last week that marijuana use among NFL players is common and the NFL could “lead efforts” in researching the benefits of marijuana for pain management. And if changes are made to erase marijuana from the banned substance list, Monroe feels it could help players beyond the field. 

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Despite Monroe's efforts, marijuana remains a banned substance in the NFL and can lead to lengthy suspensions; just ask Steelers receiver Martavis Bryant. 

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