Paul Pierce and Tracy McGrady join The Jump, along with NBA analyst Amin Elhassan, and weigh in on medical marijuana in the NBA.
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Retired NBA player Al Harrington takes us behind the doors of his cannabis extract company, then sits down with former NBA commissioner David Stern to discuss marijuana reformation for medical purposes within the league.
NFL players Marvin Washington, Grant Mattos, Leonard Marshall and Eben Britton discuss their battles with drug use and the stigma of cannabis.
On Sept. 27, 2017, recording artist Wiz Khalifa threw out the first pitch for the Pittsburgh Pirates’ last home game of the season against the Baltimore Orioles and he took the opportunity to let the fans know that he supports the legalization of cannabis.
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.
On June 8, 2017, former NBA star Cliff Robinson will launch his Uncle Cliffy cannabis products in Portland at Oregon’s Finest on 736 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
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.
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.
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.
A vote is expected in March or April to approve whether or not boxers should be able to smoke pot.
Now, a new year is almost here and a new administration for the cannabis industry to navigate. It’s time to look ahead and see what’s in store for the cannabis industry in 2017.
The NBA Countdown crew debates whether they agree with Phil Jackson’s comments about how the NBA should accommodate marijuana use.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.