Matt Every picked up a 12-week ban from the PGA Tour for violating the Tour’s drug policy. He was suspended for smoking prescribed medical marijuana.
To make matters worse, Every says he is considered at-risk for addiction to benzos, which are often used to treat mental health issues like his. Hence, why his doctor prescribed weed.
“I have been prescribed cannabis for a mental health condition by my physician who has managed my medical care for 30 years,” Every told Golf Monthly. “For me, cannabis has proven to be, by far, the safest and most effective treatment.”
Every is the second pro golfer to be suspended for pot this year. Robert Garrigus was suspended after failing a drug test. In his case, Garrigus admitted to a “relapse” after some months of sobriety from drugs and alcohol.