On Sept. 27, 2017, recording artist Wiz Khalifa threw out the first pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ last home game of the season against the Baltimore Orioles and he took the opportunity to let the fans know that he supports the legalization of cannabis.
The NFL’s chief medical officer says it is “really important” for the league and the NFL Players Association to determine whether marijuana can be used as an effective and safe pain-management tool for players.
The NFL has written to the NFL Players Association offering to work in tandem to study the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players, according to people familiar with the situation.
On June 8, 2017, former NBA star Cliff Robinson will launch his Uncle Cliffy cannabis products in Portland at Oregon’s Finest on 736 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
NBA analyst Brian Windhorst confirms that the Cleveland Cavaliers’ locker room smelled like marijuana, and Jalen Rose does not see a problem with it.
After eight years of banishment from NASCAR due to unpaid fines, race car driver Carl Long was poised to make his triumphant return to the sport at a race in Kansas on May 12, 2017, but that return was quickly overshadowed after news emerged that NASCAR had forced Long to remove a decal from his car that was advertising a marijuana company.
According to a new poll by SurveyMonkey and BudTrader.com, a medical marijuana marketplace, 87 percent of 152 NFL players support the use of medical marijuana in states where it’s already legal.
On May 2, 2017, sports reporter Bob Ley, host of ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” interviewed DeMaurice Smith, executive director of the National Football League Players Association, on multiple issues in the NFL, including marijuana policy.
In the face of mounting pressure for the National Football League to revise its policy on marijuana use, commissioner Roger Goodell continues to double down on the league’s anti-marijuana stance.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones urged owners to end the league’s prohibition on marijuana and cease investigating players independently of the criminal justice system for off-field conduct.
The NFL Players Association will continue to pursue a “less punitive” marijuana policy despite the recent comments from White House press secretary Sean Spicer indicating that the Trump administration will increase its enforcement of federal marijuana laws.
Americans are gearing up for one of the biggest Sunday events of the year: Super Bowl LI on Feb. 5, 2017, where the New England Patriots will take on the Atlanta Falcons.
Just a few days from the Super Bowl, former NFL players attend the Cannabis in Professional Sports event at the Revention Music Center in Houston, TX.
The proposal to modify the manner in which the league deals with recreational marijuana use would, if it is delivered, come as the NFLPA’s recently formed pain management committee separately studies the issue of marijuana use by players as a pain management tool and whether that should be permissible under the drug policies.
A vote is expected in March or April to approve whether or not boxers should be able to smoke pot.
In the world of television there is an unwritten rule that you should always assume the microphone is live. But during the College Football National Championship, ESPNU commentator and former basketball star Bill Walton forgot that rule.
The NBA Countdown crew debates whether they agree with Phil Jackson’s comments about how the NBA should accommodate marijuana use.
Phil Jackson, president of the New York Knicks, talked about marijuana use and the NBA during a visit to the CBS Sports Network program “We Need to Talk.” Jackson started by talking about his own marijuana use following the back surgery that kept him out of the 1969-1970 season when he was on the New York Knicks team.
In an effort to help reduce the use of opioids among injured players, the NFL Players Association is actively studying medical marijuana as an alternative tool in pain management, as reported by The Washington Post.
DENVER — Former Broncos players are opening up about their fight for the NFL to allow players to use medical marijuana to alleviate and even prevent injuries.
Speaking with the New York Post, former Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Eben Britton admitted to using marijuana before games and claims that he played his best while high.
Medical marijuana advocate and former Baltimore Ravens player Eugene Monroe published his first column for The Cannabist on Aug. 1, 2016. “On a mission to get the NFL to accept cannabinoids as a viable option for pain,” says part of Monroe’s biographical information at the end of the column. The Baltimore Ravens released Monroe in June 2016.
On July 8, 2016, Robert Turbin, a running back for the Indianapolis Colts, was cited for marijuana possession by the Logan City Police Department in Utah.
The Baltimore Ravens released starting left tackle Eugene Monroe on Wednesday, the team announced on its website.
In an effort to combat the growing problem of opioid addiction among its players, the NFL has signaled that it is open to the idea of players using medical marijuana.
One of the most common stereotypes about cannabis is that they are often couch potatoes, but according to Tech Insider, one California entrepreneur hopes to change that perception.
For years, cannabis use has been the worst kept secret in athletics. It’s widespread in just about every amateur and professional arena from universities to the Olympics to the major leagues.
O.penVAPE has announced that it has “submitted a proposal to partner with the Metropolitan Football Stadium District, home of the Denver Broncos, to sponsor Denver’s landmark stadium.”
The Ravens wouldn’t draft a left tackle who they knew was smoking marijuana through a gas mask. But a left tackle who is on their roster for now has made a major contribution to marijuana research.
Members of the NFL have teamed up with CW Botanicals and the Realm of Caring to fight for a change in the industry’s cannabis regulations.
According to ESPN, NFL linebacker Jonathan Newsome has been released from his contract with the Indianapolis Colts due to a marijuana-related arrest.
While traditional Super Bowl parties typically involve chicken wings and alcohol, the increased acceptance and legality of marijuana use have made the substance a growing staple for sports-related festivities.
With California home to this year’s Super Bowl, medical marijuana dispensaries are embracing mainstream sales tactics to entice consumers with cannabis-related specials.
On Jan. 26, 2016, HBO published a bonus clip from “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel” about fans of the Denver Broncos tailgating with marijuana outside of Mile High Stadium instead of alcohol.
According to the ESPN, former NBA star Cliff Robinson has announced that he is entering the legal marijuana industry.
On Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, the International Paralympic Committee announced that it has suspended Alexander Zverev, a Russian Paralympic sprinter, for violating a rule of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
The combination of quickly changing laws, evolving public opinion and rapidly advancing medical studies show marijuana might actually have a legitimate place in sport associations such as the NFL.
Billboards along the highway point to one of the local dispensaries. Tacoma-area businesses, including those in the cannabis industry, are preparing for the expected influx of golf fans and others from around the country for the 115th United States Open Golf Championship.
To say Ross Rebagliati has spent his life conquering uphill battles may be an understatement.
The setting couldn’t be more ideal this mid-May morning in San Jose’s vast Hellyer Park as the 500 or so runners form a pack at the starting line. The temperature is in the low 60s and there’s a slight wind coming out of the west-northwest, really not much of a concern to the entrants.
Runner’s high is taking on a new meaning as elite endurance athletes start fessing up to using cannabis while training to help them endure boredom, reduce pain, and ease nausea.
Thirteen months ago, shortly after marijuana had been legalized in Colorado and Washington, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said there were no plans to change the league’s stance on the drug anytime soon.
In the days leading up to the College Football Playoff National Championship, controversy arose as two Oregon Ducks players were suspended for one year by the National Collegiate Athletic Association because they tested positive for marijuana.
It is high season at Colorado’s mountain resorts. Last year’s launch of recreational cannabis has created a mini-boom in tourists looking to shop at dispensaries.
After taking a look at the NFL Arrests Database posted on “U-T San Diego,” it’s easy to see the correlation between alcohol and incidents of violence and domestic violence. However, what’s not so clear from looking at the database is what harm marijuana does to society.
Nate Jackson, former Denver Broncos tight-end and author, aired a grievance last week with the National Football League that wasn’t related to Ray Rice. In a New York Times op-ed, Jackson called the NFL’s policy on marijuana use “absurd.” Furthermore, in the article he admitted to medicating with cannabis throughout his career, and suggested that he…
Marijuana goes by many names besides those used on the street. It is called medicine by those who swear by its therapeutic effects. It is called safer than alcohol by advocates for recreational use. Now, marijuana is being called a performance-enhancing drug for athletes.
Enough with the NFL’s Reefer Madness already. It needs to stop.
The debate on what should happen to marijuana convictions has already started, and will continue for as long as federal law is out of harmony with states like Colorado and Washington.
The discussion has spread to the NFL, with Cleveland Brown’s Josh Gordon likely sitting on the bench for 2014. As Toronto Sun points out, pot is hardly performance enhancing, so why can’t players roll their own? The NFL is there to police a sport, not the nation’s ethical contradictions.