Jordan Reed retires from NFL over concussion issues, plans to explore a new career in cannabis

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National Football League (NFL) player Jordan Reed says he’s come to terms with retiring since concussion-related issues, which he used cannabis to help relieve, mean he can’t play at the level needed in the rough-and-tumble league. Over the course of his career, he caught 355 passes with 28 touchdowns, the outlet notes. Initially feeling good, Reed — known for his size, speed and agility — told ESPN that he thought he would be able to keep playing the game he loves. A Pro Bowler in 2016, Reed also received other soft-tissue injuries and needed surgery for fractures in his big toe that hampered regularly playing games. This past February, the NFL and the NFL Players Association Pain Management Committee requested more information regarding pain management alternatives to opioids, including CBD. If Reed’s cannabis venture comes to fruition, the ex-NFLer will be joining a sector filled with former players.

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National Football League (NFL) player Jordan Reed says he’s come to terms with retiring since concussion-related issues, which he used cannabis to help relieve, mean he can’t play at the level needed in the rough-and-tumble league.

Initially feeling good, Reed — known for his size, speed and agility — told ESPN that he thought he would be able to keep playing the game he loves.

His success likely made that prospect attractive for the veteran player who, in 2015, caught 87...

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