LAS CRUCES, Nev.
— The Rams are trying to sign a medical marijuana doctor, according to multiple reports.
The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Thursday that a Rams medical marijuana dispensary was scheduled to open in the town.
The dispensary would provide patients with marijuana strains that would be used for pain management.
The team said in a statement that the dispensary would be open from March 19 through April 19.
The Rams did not specify a date for when the medical marijuana dispensaries would be in operation.
The club said that a medical cannabis license would cost $100 per year and the licenses would be available to all NFL teams.
The Chargers and Raiders were among the teams to sign medical marijuana licenses in October.
The Los Angeles Times reported that the Rams and Chargers have had conversations with physicians and dispensaries about potential medical marijuana deals.
“The Rams and Rams Medical Marijuana Board have discussed potential agreements with physicians that would allow us to open our own dispensaries in the future,” the statement said.
“We will keep you updated as we work to finalize our licensing arrangements.”
The Rams previously hired former University of Southern California professor of psychiatry and neurology Dr. William Schaffner to investigate medical marijuana in an effort to make the team’s medical program more efficient.
Schaffning has worked in the NFL for 22 years, and he also studied cannabis for the treatment of cancer.
The NFL has not yet made any decision on medical marijuana legalization in the United States, and no team has signed on to the NFL’s research program.
In November, Schaffnings team reported that there was “no clear evidence” of medical marijuana benefits for NFL players.