Former football players ( Gridiron Cannabis Coalition) ban together in support of legal marijuana on Disjointed Part 2, now streaming on Netflix.
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NFL players Marvin Washington, Grant Mattos, Leonard Marshall and Eben Britton discuss their battles with drug use and the stigma 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.
DENVER, July 19, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The 2nd annual 420 Games, landing in Denver on Saturday July 22, 2017, is not your typical marijuana-focused event.
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.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 29, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — The 2nd annual 420 Games coming to the Santa Monica Pier on April 1st is not your normal marijuana event. The event starts at 8 am with a 4.2 mile run from Santa Monica to Venice and back.
Former Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard is getting into the medical-marijuana business in Pennsylvania, according to a March 28, 2017, article at Philly.com.
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.
Marijuana will be on shopping lists for some sports fans as they prepare for Super Bowl LI, according to a Feb. 3, 2017, article at Forbes.com. If last year is any indication, marijuana businesses should see a bump in sales leading up to the big game, set for Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston.
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.
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.
Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan is the only active NFL player calling on the league to investigate the merits of cannabidiol, or CBD oil, according to a report at CBSNews.com. Morgan has not used CBD oil, a non-psychoactive chemical from marijuana, because he does not want to risk violating NFL rules on substance abuse.
Despite a growing number of states legalizing marijuana for medical and recreational purposes, the substance is still banned in the NFL. Dana Jacobson spoke with Tennessee Titans’ Derrick Morgan who’s pushing for change.
The NFL is expected soon to give Buffalo Bills offensive lineman Seantrel Henderson a 10-game suspension for his second use of marijuana, a substance banned under the league’s agreement with the NFL Players Association. But Henderson might appeal the second suspension, which could force the NFL and the Players Association to reconsider their marijuana policy.
LAS VEGAS, Nov. 11, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — On the heels of marijuana legalization wins in California, Nevada, Massachusetts and Maine and medical marijuana victories is Florida, Arkansas, North Dakota, and Montana, more than 250 high net worth investors from around the world will gather in Las Vegas, NV for the first post-election gathering of cannabis investors.
Doctors For Cannabis Regulation has written an open letter to the National Football League encouraging the sports organization to rethink its ban on marijuana. The letter reads in part, “cannabis deserves the serious attention of your medical staff as a viable pain management alternative and potential neuroprotectant.”
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.
DALLAS, Nov. 10, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Rocky Mountain High Brands, Inc. (RMHB), announced today that it has executed a Letter of Intent to collaborate with Fred Dryer of NFL and television fame.
Current and former NFL players are funding a study to determine if cannabis oil is a potential alternative to opiates for injured players.
The NFL and NFL Players Association have added synthetic marijuana to the list of substances for which players are tested under the sport’s drug-testing procedures.
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.
SAN DIEGO, Calif., July 15, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — Medical Marijuana, Inc. (OTC PINK: MJNA) announced today that its portfolio company Kannalife Sciences, Inc. was the focus of a Sports Illustrated online article about how the breakthrough cannabinoid research the Company is conducting could be the “future new wave of medicine” for traumatic brain injuries.
Former NFL running back Ricky Williams recently spoke to Sports Illustrated about his plans for marijuana businesses. The post links to a longform article which was reported in tandem with a SI Films production entitled “Ricky Williams Takes The High Road.” Williams was suspended numerous times for violations of the NFL’s substance abuse policy.
Jim McMahon, quarterback for the Chicago Bears when the team won Super Bowl XX, spoke in favor of marijuana use last week at the Cannabis World Congress and Business Expo in New York City. McMahon, on a panel with other former NFL players, said marijuana works as a painkiller for football-related injuries, and it is far less dangerous than opioids.
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.
Ricky Williams is one of America’s great Weed Martyrs.
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.
On April 1, 2016, Native Roots, a company with 14 legal marijuana dispensaries in Colorado, announced that it had started the process of acquiring the naming right’s to the Denver Broncos’ Mile High Stadium.
SANTA MONICA, Calif., March 17, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The 420 Games’ first event of 2016 takes place March 26th at the Santa Monica Pier.
Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle Eugene Monroe is calling on the NFL to change its stance on barring players from using marijuana. Speaking with CNN, Monroe said that professional football is a sport where “your job automatically gives you the symptom of chronic pain,” and expressed concern over the prevalence of using addictive opioids to get players back…
According to ESPN, NFL linebacker Jonathan Newsome has been released from his contract with the Indianapolis Colts due to a marijuana-related arrest.
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.
A National Football League team is demanding that another group change its logo, claiming that the Pittsburgh chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (better known as NORML) logo, which basically looks just like the Steelers logo with the throwing-star things swapped out for marijuana leaves.
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.
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.
A report out from Greenwave Advisors, a “comprehensive research and financial analysis for the emerging legalized marijuana industry,” projects that legal cannabis could be an industry with revenues of $35 billion by 2020.