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.
BOULDER, Colo., Sept. 12, 2017 /Weed Wire/ — As the Orange Crush brings home a win in the home opener and anticipation builds for the 2018 football season, Wana Brands has announced the addition of 2018 Game Day Gummies to its product line.
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.
Former Jets defensive end Marvin Washington is now tackling Attorney General Jeff Sessions – suing the head of the U.S. Department of Justice to decriminalize marijuana.
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.
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.
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 the world of television there is an unwritten rule that you should always assume the microphone is live. But during the College Football National Championship, ESPNU commentator and former basketball star Bill Walton forgot that rule.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…