Daily 1,000 people across the US are treated in emergency rooms for opiate misuse. That doesn’t include other medications that may land someone in trouble and in need of emergency care. While we hear of the “opiate crisis” and well we should, we don’t hear much about other medications on which people can overdose.
TheFreshToast.com published a revealing article about Roger Goodell and the NFL’s stance on medical marijuana while examining their current pain management techniques. NFL Players can have a bottle of Vicodin, a bottle of Jack Daniels and a gun and be in total compliance with NFL policy. Marijuana makes them criminals.
Last week the curmudgeonly blue blazer donning, old money Dallas cowboy’s owner, Jerry Jones, went full iconoclast and applied reason to the unreasonable. Jones, arguably more powerful in the NFL than commissioner Roger Goodell, argued at the owners meeting to “let them smoke pot”.
As with many issues, it’s difficult to tell exactly where President Trump stands. The opioid problem is no exception to that general rule. Given that Trump has no previous voting record, there is no way to do a balance sheet to see if words match actions. Trump, has often sounded compassionate about addiction, self-disclosing the loss of his brother to alcohol.