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.
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Cannabis activists in Washington DC will hold a civil disobedience action in front of the White House at 5:20 p.m. today. They are demanding a higher level meeting with Obama Administration officials about ending federal marijuana prohibition.
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…