NFL and medical marijuana: A Q&A with former Eagles OL Todd Herremans – Cannabis News

PHILADELPHIA -- The conversation about marijuana's place in the NFL is heating up.

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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.

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Six Cannabis Advocates in Sports – Cannabis News

Some of the biggest stars are big advocates.

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Rutgers University athletics' new drug policy eases penalties for marijuana – Cannabis News

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.

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An Athlete’s Chronicle of Fitness and Cannabis – Cannabis News

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.

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16 cannabis lifestyle trends that helped define 2016 – Cannabis News

You could call it the year of the cannabis consumer: retailers finally focus on UX, celebrities cater to enthusiasts, media outlets clamor for attention and a more refined world of edibles and concentrates has emerged.

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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.

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Can Cannabis Help with Inflammation for Athletes? – Cannabis News

There has been emerging evidence that cannabis reduces pain, muscle spasms, stiffness, and inflammation in humans.

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Op-Ed: This will be the next marijuana capital of the world – Cannabis News

This year marked a turning point for marijuana, both as a cultural movement and as an industry.

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Phil Jackson Is Latest NBA Legend to Talk About Recent Marijuana Use – Cannabis News

"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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NBA: Warriors’ Steve Kerr takes up torch for marijuana to help manage pain – Cannabis News

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.

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The NFL Is Punishing A Player Who Uses Marijuana To Treat His Crohn’s Disease – Cannabis News

If he gets caught again, Seantrel Henderson will be banned for life.

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NFL player using marijuana for Crohn’s disease may press league over its drug policy – Cannabis News

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.

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Former NFL Player: "Cannabis Saved My Life" - Cannabis News

Kyle Turley believes marijuana counters the effects of CTE and he wants the NFL to allow players to use it.

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How Is Marijuana Impacting NFL Tailgating? – Cannabis News

It’s not all brats and beers these days.

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NFL Players Association 'actively studying' medical marijuana use for players – Cannabis News

Changes in the country's attitude toward marijuana use may be taking effect in football.

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Festival Organizer Says Snow Sports And Cannabis Are Like 'Peanut Butter And Jelly' – Cannabis News

“Skiing is a very creative sport…your brain just goes to this flow state where you’re not even thinking, you’re just skiing, and cannabis just helps you get into that zone.”

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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.

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Ex Chicago Bears QB Jim McMahon stumping for legalized weed in Arizona – Cannabis News

Jim McMahon will appear on ‘Thursday Night Football’ in his home state stumping not for the navy blue and orange — but for green.

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Ex Chicago Bears QB Jim McMahon stumping for legalized weed in Arizona – Cannabis News

Jim McMahon will appear on ‘Thursday Night Football’ in his home state stumping not for the navy blue and orange — but for green.

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