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NFL Players Association to Study MMJ for Pain Management

NFL Players Association to Study MMJ for Pain Management

NFL Players Association to Study MMJ for Pain Management

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.

Athletics

Cannabis: The Worst Kept Secret in Athletics

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.

Super Bowl

Cannabis in California Gets Creative for Super Bowl 50

With California home to this year’s Super Bowl, medical marijuana dispensaries are embracing mainstream sales tactics to entice consumers with cannabis-related specials.

Paralympic

Paralympic Athlete Suspended After Testing Positive for Cannabinoids

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.

Performance Enhancer

Marijuana in Competition: Medicinal Aid or Performance Enhancer?

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.

golf

Is Golf and Cannabis a Match Made in Heaven?

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.

athletes

In 420 Games, Athletes Outpace Cannabis Stigma

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.

MMJ_dispensary real estate

Former Bronco: NFL Needs Weed

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

Athletes

Marijuana & Athletes: Does Weed Help?

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.

NFL

NFL Rethinks Marijuana

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.


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