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.
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WASHINGTON, May 1, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — Rep. Jared Polis, D-Colo., will host a series of conversations focused on the need to pass legislation that legalizes marijuana at the federal level. The Marijuana Big Thinker Talks will bring medical experts, analysts, business leaders, professional athletes, and federal, state, and local officials together to highlight the robust cannabis industry.
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.
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 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.
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.
MARIN, Calif., Sept. 29, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — The 420 Games is headed to Boulder, Colorado, making its fifth stop on a six-city tour! Activists, athletes, patients and professionals will come together to show their support and enthusiasm for de-stigmatizing cannabis use.
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.
MARIN, Calif., Aug. 4, 2016 /Weed Wire/ — As The 420 Games’ Third Annual San Francisco Games event approaches, thousands are training and preparing to run the 4.20 mile course in Golden Gate Park.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.