DENVER (CBS4) — 3 former Denver Broncos operating backs came with each other final week to assistance cannabis as an option for well being management at the grand opening of a new Denver dispensary.

Reuben Droughns, Tatum Bell, and Lendale White signed autographs final week at the debut of The Joint at 4745 West 38th Avenue.

All 3 former players are pro- cannabis.

“I’m basically excited about this getting a conversation,” stated Droughns. “ Cannabis can be so considerably improved. It is a lifesaver.”

Former Denver Broncos operating backs Reuben Droughns (gray shirt) and Tatum Bell sign autographs at the grand opening of The Joint dispensary Thursday in Denver. (credit: The Joint)

“I know some of my former brothers (players) had been hooked on opioids. That stuff can kill you,” he added.

Droughns, 41, played nine seasons for the Lions, Broncos, Browns and Giants. He rushed for much more than 1,200 yards in the 2004 and 2005 seasons.

Operating back Reuben Droughns of the Denver Broncos is tackled by the Carolina Panthers through the game at Invesco Field at Mile Higher on Oct. 10, 2004. (credit: Brian Bahr/Getty Photos)

Considering the fact that his retirement, he’s endured six surgeries to repair injuries to his neck, knee, toe, and other components of his physique.

“In my opinion, 75 to 80 % of the guys, it would be improved for them,” Droughns stated of present football players. “A lot of the guys do not want to be popping these tablets and want to get pleasure from themselves. It is not like it is a overall performance-enhancing drug. You ought to give them the alternative.”

LenDale White of the Denver Broncos leaves the field through an NFL preseason game against the Minnesota Vikings at the Mall of America Field at Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome, on September two, 2010 in Minneapolis. (credit: Tom Dahlin/Getty Photos)

White, 34, played for Denver South and Chatfield higher college teams locally. Professionally, he spent 4 seasons with the Tennessee Titans ahead of getting traded to the Seahawks in 2010, but failed a drug test and was released. The Broncos picked him up, but White suffered a torn Achilles tendon in the final preseason game against Minnesota and missed the whole season. His profession ended the following year.

The Denver Broncos drafted Tatum Bell out of Oklahoma State in 2004. (credit: Doug Pensinger/Getty Photos)

Bell, 38, played 5 seasons among the Broncos and Browns.

Droughns is not shocked the National Football League, and most other experienced sports organizations, have not switched positions on the healthcare elements of marijuana.

(credit: The Joint)

“Federally, it is not there but,” he stated of the drug’s legality. “And it is an image that I’m not positive they’re prepared to take on but.”

But for the athletes’ sake, he’s hopeful.

“Just the truth it is in the conversation is a major feat.”

Former Denver Broncos operating back Reuben Droughns shows off the Super Bowl ring he won as a member of the New York Giants in the final year of his NFL profession. (credit: The Joint)