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Jake Plummer’s Pot Crusade – Cannabis News

How the retired QB is trying to save the NFL with medical marijuana.

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Former NFL players appeal to league to embrace marijuana use – Cannabis News

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.

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Randy Moss on NFL's marijuana ban: 'Loosen up the rules and let everybody live' – Cannabis News

The future Hall of Famer admits to smoking marijuana during his playing career.

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Exclusive: NFL players speak out on marijuana policy – Cannabis News

When NFL lineman Eugene Monroe spoke out publicly against the NFL’s ban on marijuana, it sparked a national conversation about the merits of cannabis as an alternative method of pain management for players.

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NFL doctors discuss marijuana usage with researchers – Cannabis News

Two of the NFL’s top medical personnel discussed the usage of marijuana as a medicinal compound with researchers partially funded by Baltimore Ravens offensive lineman Eugene Monroe, according to the Washington Post.

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NFL tackle donates $80k to Penn for marijuana research on players – Marijuana News

The only NFL player to openly advocate for medical marijuana has donated $80,000 to fund cannabis research on football players at the University of Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins University.

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Marijuana bringing NFL players to Colorado, hoping league changes its policy – Marijuana News

BOULDER, Colo. - Is the NFL all wrong with regard to its ban on marijuana? A growing number of former and active players, as well as leading researchers at Johns Hopkins, are testing whether a compound found in hemp is a possible miracle cure for concussions and brain injuries.

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Ex-NFL Players Rally Behind Medical Marijuana – Marijuana News

Faced with traumatic brain injury, depression, chronic pain, and addictive medication, former NFL players are coming together in support of medical marijuana.

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Is it time for football to reconsider marijuana? – Marijuana News

(CNN) The NFL and the NFL Players Association have a staunch policy prohibiting marijuana use, but some players are asking them to reconsider it, saying pot can be used for pain relief, and possibly as concussion prevention.

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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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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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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

Datone Jones suspension arises from marijuana possession

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As expected, the one-game suspension imposed on Packers defensive lineman Datone Jones came from a violation of the law relating to a banned recreational substance.
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NFL blowing smoke on marijuana usage

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Let's call a cease-fire on the NFL's senseless war against marijuana.
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The NFL marijuana stance is evolving, but don't hold your breath for lift of ban

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The nation’s laws, and its perspective, on marijuana are shifting, and the NFL is trying to keep pace. 
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