"I had back surgery, and the year I was off, I was smoking marijuana during that period of time," New York Knicks president said.
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On Friday, Kerr became the latest high-profile sports figure to advocate for the use of marijuana as a way to deal with chronic pain.
Many NFL players are finding that marijuana offers a safer alternative to pain management than anti-inflammatory medication and are beginning to push for the NFL and the NFL Players Association to reconsider the substance abuse rules that the two sides negotiated.
Kyle Turley believes marijuana counters the effects of CTE and he wants the NFL to allow players to use it.
A majority of NFL players feel that use of chemical painkillers would be reduced if the league allowed a therapeutic use exemption for marijuana use.
Apart from the reality that it’s the right thing to do, it’s the smart thing to do for the business of the NFL.
The NFL continues an authoritarian stance on marijuana use while team doctors still dole out powerful and addictive painkillers.
BEFORE he suited up to play against the New York Giants in 2012, Jacksonville Jaguars offensive lineman Eben Britton took an ice bath followed by a hot shower. He did his routine stretches. Then he smoked a joint.
Former NY Giants defensive lineman Leonard Marshall has partnered with a New Jersey pharmacy to market medical marijuana.
We in the American marijuana community lit up with sly smiles when Michael Phelps was selected to carry our United States flag at the opening ceremonies of the Rio Olympics.
Meet Wanda James and Scott Durrah, the Colorado cannabis power couple who predict it won’t be long before the NFL embraces marijuana as a brain medicine and as an alternative to dangerous and addictive painkillers.
As the CannAthlete movement continues to emerge within legal states like Colorado, more athletes are incorporating cannabis into their workout routines.
Cannabis is beloved among some of the greatest athletes on the globe. The most decorated gold medalist to ever walk the earth, Michael Phelps, has partaken in the past.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell faces increasing demands to embrace cannabis as a solution to two crises that threaten to derail the $13 billion-a-year league: painkiller abuse and concussions.