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.
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.
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.