Ex-MLB Star Known for Coke use Says Medical Marijuana is bad

Ex-MLB Star Known for Coke use Says Medical Marijuana is Poor

Over his 17-year career in Major League Baseball, Darryl Strawberry helped lead both the New York Mets and the Yankees to World Series championships. He won several Silver Slugger awards, eight All-Star honors and his jersey sits at the New York Mets Hall of Fame. Now long-retired, the 56 year old ex-MLB star is appearing in public to not discuss his baseball achievements, but to reveal the darker side of a career spent battling addictions to sex and drugs.

Most recently, Darryl Strawberry has spoken out against cannabis. And Strawberry called marijuana a gateway drug that was dangerous. And for this reason, the ex-MLB celebrity doesn’t think pro athletes–or anyone–should turn to cannabis to handle pain.

Darryl Strawberry Says He’s “Living Proof” Weed Ruins Lives

He had been in an out of court for various charges, from missing child support payments to soliciting sex and owning cocaine. Those offenses resulted in multiple MLB suspensions and in court, probation and community service. Over that time, Strawberry also battled an aggressive type of colon cancer, which resulted in his abusing prescription painkillers. His addiction to dugs caused Strawberry to violate his probation on multiple occasions, and he spent several years rotating between jail and rehabilitation.

Looking back on those rough years, Strawberry, now a born-again evangelical Christian, blames his teenage experiences with weed. “I began with marijuana when I was young–14, 15 years old–and it directed me to everything else,” Strawberry told TMZ Sports.

Darryl Strawberry says he s. It ’s a dangerous gateway drug that causes addiction later in life. Surely, Strawberry has fought his fair share of addiction. Besides his cocaine and painkiller habits, Strawberry also says he was a sex addict. On the Dr. Oz show in 2017, Strawberry confessed to scouring the bleachers for girls and running off to have sex and party in the middle of MLB games.

Ex-MLB Star Calls Cannabis The Root of Society’s Problems

But beyond his struggles, Strawberry told TMZ Sports he doesn’t believe marijuana is good for anyone. “Most individuals don’t understand marijuana is a drug,” he said. But the ex-MLB celebrity doesn’t believe prescription drugs are that much better , when it comes to pain. Strawberry placed the blame squarely on pharmaceutical firms for saturating the country with deadly and addictive opioids.

Indeed, the high risks of using opioids for pain is among the major reasons why pro athletes are turning to cannabis as a substitute . Strawberry, taking the tone of an ordained minister (which he is), described America as “spiritually broken” over its dependence on prescription drugs. But the origin of the spiritual brokenness, Strawberry says, is weed.

So Strawberry doesn’t like the idea of athletes or anyone turning to cannabis as an alternative pain medicine. In fact, Strawberry told TMZ Sports he believes “pain. He says prescription drugs are out of control.

Published at Wed, 02 Jan 2019 16:35:41 +0000

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