Richmond Tigers coach Damien Hardwick has revealed he uses medicinal marijuana to help combat chronic back pain.
The 49-year-old has suffered back problems since a biking accident 10 years ago, with the three-time premiership coach finding it difficult to exercise ever since.
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But speaking to the Herald Sun, Hardwick explained how the doctor-prescribed drug has helped him battle back pain.
“I started taking medicinal cannabis about four months ago,” he said.
“It’s really made a difference for my pain and I’d recommend anybody dealing with chronic pain to talk about medicinal cannabis with their doctor.
“I had an accident riding a bike with my son about 10 years ago and ever since then have suffered chronic back pain
“I found it hard to exercise, and even…