Smoking anything before hitting the gym might seem like a bad choice, but a new California gym is betting on marijuana as a performance enhancer for its members.
While the idea of adding cannabis to your workout routine still seems somewhat counter-intuitive, it's gradually gaining acceptance.
NFL players fight pain with medical marijuana: ‘Managing it with pills was slowly killing me’ - Cannabis News
Retired NFL players use opioids at four times the rate of the general population, according to one study, and marijuana advocates say there’s a safer, healthier alternative available.
Some people stretch before they workout. Others smoke a joint.
In Major League Baseball, the family-friendly American sport, no one smokes weed. Allegedly. Wink. Nudge.
Franco Harris is joining to movement for medical marijuana. While the Steelers legend is in good physical and mental health after a lengthy football career, he openly approves marijuana use for the days he doesn't feel so great and has become a strong advocate for current players to use the plant for medicine.
The idea that Ross Rebagliati’s gold medal -- the first Olympic medal to be awarded in the history of snowboarding -- should end up on display at a cannabis dispensary owned by Rebagliati himself, is astonishing, ironic, and entirely fitting.
NFL Players Association plans to explore whether marijuana is safer alternative to opiates – Cannabis News
As society continues to wrestle with the acceptability, or not, of marijuana, the NFL and NFL Players Association try to strike a proper balance regarding the permissibility of the substance.
HOUSTON (NEXSTAR MEDIA) — Marijuana is currently on the list of substances banned by the NFL but several former players are hoping to change that.
PHILADELPHIA -- The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up.
NFL Players Association composing proposal for ‘less punitive’ approach to marijuana use - Cannabis News
Leaders of the NFL Players Association are preparing a proposal that would amend the sport’s drug policies to take a “less punitive” approach to dealing with recreational marijuana use by players, according to the union’s executive director, DeMaurice Smith.
Some of the biggest stars are big advocates.
Prior to the start of the 2016-17 season, Rutgers instituted a new drug testing policy that calls for varying punitive and rehabilitative measures for athletes who test positive for performance-enhancing drugs but has reduced penalties for marijuana use.
I want to run 100 miles! Am I high? Yes, I am high and I’m signed up for the Zion 100 mile ultra-marathon for April 2017.
These Underdogs Are Studying A Controversial Treatment in Football, Whether The NFL Likes It Or Not – Cannabis News
It’s been a landmark year for medical marijuana in football.
There has been emerging evidence that cannabis reduces pain, muscle spasms, stiffness, and inflammation in humans.
"I had back surgery, and the year I was off, I was smoking marijuana during that period of time," New York Knicks president said.
Kyle Turley believes marijuana counters the effects of CTE and he wants the NFL to allow players to use it.
Changes in the country's attitude toward marijuana use may be taking effect in football.
Survey: Majority of NFL players say medicinal marijuana would reduce use of chemical painkillers – Cannabis News
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.