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Former Chicago Bears quarterback praises marijuana at Texas conference – Marijuana News

FORT WORTH - Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon smoked marijuana long before the drug was legalized. “[Former Bears coach] Mike Ditka would say, ‘Oh, all you guys, you pot smokers,’ That’s what he’d call us. ‘You pot smokers.’ ” McMahon said Sunday.

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Is it time for the NFL to legalize marijuana? – Marijuana News

Reports of NFL players trying to get the same effects of marijuana without actually smoking it has observers wondering if the league should relax on their drug policy a bit.

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Football Veteran Ricky Williams Comments on Marijuana Use as Pain Solution for NFL Players – Marijuana News

Ricky Williams doesn't shy away from his support for marijuana. He used the drug as a means of recovery from the pounding he took over his 10-year NFL career, which included two seasons (2002 and 2003) leading the league in rush attempts with a combined 775 carries.

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Players Say Half of NFL Using Medical Marijuana – Marijuana News

With the countdown underway for Super Bowl 50, there’s a renewed focus on the NFL’s high rate of injuries and concussions, and whether the league should be open to players using medical marijuana to treat their pain.

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Ex-Bear Jim McMahon: Medical marijuana got me off narcotic pain pills – Marijuana News

Former Super Bowl champion and Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon says an unfairly demonized drug helped him recover from the pain of his football career: medical marijuana.

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Former NBA All-Star, Oregon weed farmer Cliff Robinson talks marijuana's potential – Marijuana News

An upcoming marijuana business conference will, to NBA fans, feature a very familiar face.

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UFC's Michael Chiesa, Rose Namajunas: 'Take marijuana off the banned list' – Marijuana News

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LAS VEGAS – Count Michael Chiesa and Rose Namajunas among the many backers for continued reform in the war against marijuana.

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Former NFL players call for medical marijuana to be taken off banned list – Marijuana News

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Football players take an alarming array of pain medication to get back on the field but some believe medical cannabis is a safer and more effective alternative.

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Schools Ease Athlete Penalties for Marijuana – Marijuana News

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LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) -- At least one-third of the Power Five conference schools are not punishing athletes as harshly as they were 10 years ago for testing positive for marijuana and other so-called recreational drugs, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.

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Retired NFL players push for medical pot

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PHOENIX (KPHO/KTVK) - Some former NFL players think marijuana is the answer to chronic pain, head injuries and saving lives. 
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Banned, but Bountiful: Marijuana Coveted by NFL Players as Invaluable Painkiller

Dallas Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray vs Tampa Hali and Luke Kuechly during 2014 Pro Bowl. Image: Sgt. Alexander Martinez via Wikimedia Commons

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