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Netflix: Disjointed | Gridiron Cannabis Coalition PSA

Netflix: Disjointed | Gridiron Cannabis Coalition PSA

Netflix: Disjointed | Gridiron Cannabis Coalition PSA

Former football players ( Gridiron Cannabis Coalition) ban together in support of legal marijuana on Disjointed Part 2, now streaming on Netflix.

NFL’s Chief Medical Officer Calls Marijuana Research ‘Really Important’

NFL’s Chief Medical Officer Calls Marijuana Research ‘Really Important’

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.

420 Games

The 2nd Annual 420 Games Invade Los Angeles At Santa Monica Pier

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.

NFLPA Pursuing 'Less Punitive' Marijuana Policy Despite Spicer's Comments

NFLPA Pursuing ‘Less Punitive’ Marijuana Policy Despite Spicer’s Comments

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.

The Super Bowl And Marijuana: Sales Increase While Advocates Prod The NFL

The Super Bowl And Marijuana: Sales Increase While Advocates Prod The NFL

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.

NFLPA Drafting Proposal to Change Punishment for Marijuana Use

NFLPA Drafting Proposal to Change Punishment for Marijuana Use

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.

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson Foresees Changes in NBA Pot Policy

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson Foresees Changes in NBA Pot Policy

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.

Linebacker Wants NFL to Consider CBD Oil For Brain Protection

Linebacker Wants NFL to Consider CBD Oil For Brain Protection

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.

Behind the Push to Allow Marijuana Compound Use in NFL

Behind the Push to Allow Marijuana Compound Use in NFL

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.

NFL Player Could Appeal Second Suspension For Using Pot For Crohn's Disease

NFL Player Could Appeal Second Suspension For Using Pot For Crohn’s Disease

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.

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After 8 Marijuana Initiative Wins, Investors Gather in Vegas to Deploy Capital

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.

NFL

Doctors, NFL Players Ask League to Rethink Marijuana Ban

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.”

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.

Eugene Monroe

Former NFL Player Begins Column For The Cannabist

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.

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Medical Marijuana, Inc. Portfolio Company Kannalife Featured in Sports Illustrated Article About Research That Could Be “Future New Wave of Medicine”

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.

NFL

Former NFL Running Back Ricky Williams Has Plans For Marijuana Businesses

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

Jim McMahon Advocates Marijuana as Opioid Alternative

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.

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.

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NFL Player Calls for Change in NFL Marijuana Ban

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

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.

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.


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