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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Super Bowl Sparks Increase In Marijuana Sales – Marijuana News

Super Bowl 50 brought a whole new meaning to the phrase, “this bud’s for you.” Green Rush, the largest cannabis delivery platform in California, says Super Bowl weekend was the most lucrative in the company’s history.

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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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College football coaches grapple with 'marijuana epidemic'

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Schools are stuck enforcing the rules of a college-football system that hasn't embraced some of society's growing acceptance of marijuana use.
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Ronda Rousey speaks out against punishing athletes for marijuana

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Ronda Rousey just made it known that she’s against drug testing for marijuana.
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Banned, but Bountiful: Marijuana Coveted by NFL Players as Invaluable Painkiller

Marijuana marathon races look to break stoner stigma

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Marijuana users on the west coast are running, or walking, away from the popular image of the Jeff Spicoli-like pot smoker.
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Is it time to legalize marijuana in sports?

Kyle Turley played in the NFL for a decade, with stints in New Orleans, St. Louis and Kansas City. Over the years he has struggled with headaches, anxiety, depression, suicidal thoughts and lights sensitivity -- much of which he believes might stem from the head trauma he suffered during his NFL career. Using marijuana in privacy of his home, Turley says, has helped with all his issues, especially light sensitivity, anxiety and nixing suicidal thoughts. Image: Nelvin C. Cepeda
 
There’s a growing segment of athletes who believe the health benefits to be gained from marijuana outweigh the risks – especially when compared to the opioids they’ve long been prescribed.
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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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We are looking for journalists to write about cannabis-related issues in their community

WeedLife is reaching out to new and established journalists, as it expands its coverage of how the legalization of marijuana is affecting people across the country
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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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