Life in The NFL, Opiates, and Cannabis

Former NFL Offensive Tackle Eben Britton speaks openly the NFL, opiates, and how cannabis saved him. After 6-years as a professional football player, Eben retired and became an advocate for responsible cannabis use.

Who is Eben Britton?

Eben Britton is a former American football offensive tackle who played six seasons in the National Football League (NFL). Selected 39th overall in the 2009 NFL draft, he spent four years with the Jacksonville Jaguars followed by two with the Chicago Bears, last playing football in 2014.
Britton is an advocate for removing cannabis from the list of banned substances in the NFL. Britton says he used cannabis as a preferred method of pain management during his football career, and has cited the health risks associated with pharmaceutical painkillers as a reason why players should not be punished for choosing a natural alternative. Britton is a member of the Gridiron Cannabis Coalition, a group that advocates for the NFL to change its policy on cannabis He is also a member of the Doctors for Cannabis Regulation NFL steering committee. Britton revealed in a September 2016 interview with the New York Post that he used cannabis before three of the NFL games he played in. Britton says that in addition to relieving the pain of his injuries, cannabis also improved his mental concentration on the football field, and that the games he played after using were some of his best performances.
Britton is a board member of Athletes for Care, a group that advocates for athletes on various issues of health and safety including the use of cannabis as medicine. Through Athletes for Care, Britton co-hosts the Caveman Poet Society podcast along with Nate Jackson.


[4:00] Eben’s Spiritual Influence
[11:45] Choosing the Football path of life
[24:10] Playing for your favorite team against your fierce opponent
[30:00] Dealing with injuries in the NFL
[43:20] Overcoming infectious herniated disks
[57:50] Using cannabis in the NFL
[1:03:12] Becoming a Cannabis responsible use advocate
[1:12:20] What excites Eben about the cannabis world


Cannabis with Len May
Eben Britton autographed Football Card
Eben Britton Poster – Size: 18″ x 24″
2009 Sage HIT 77 Eben Britton NFL Rookie Card
NFL needs to stop blowing smoke when it comes to pot



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