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Many athletes and coaches have spoken out in support of legalized marijuana. And while many of these players have made excellent arguments, none of them may be as good as the one written by Al Harrington.

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Several former NFL players have made statements criticizing the league for enforcing rules that ban medical marijuana while being completely fine with athletes using dangerous prescription painkillers.

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Professional hockey is one of the world’s most physically demanding sports. NHL players take a beating night in, night out for over 80 games a season.

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The World Anti-Doping Agency removed CBD from its prohibited substance list on Jan. 1, but cannabis remains illegal in South Korea, host of this year's Winter Games.

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Nearly 20 years ago, Canadian snowboarder Ross Rebagliati became one of the first olympians to come out of the cannabis closet after testing positive for THC at the 1998 Winter Olympics in Nagano, Japan.

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A trainer shares the fitness pros of marijuana use.

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Top performers enter tricky landscape with pending legalization of weed.

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Cannabis is not on the NHL’s list of banned substances because it isn’t considered performance-enhancing. But that doesn’t mean it’s officially condoned.

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Could the NBA allow players to (openly) use cannabis? It just may happen.

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See which professional athletes have toked as much as they've scored.

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We asked coaches, under the condition of anonymity, to share their stances on marijuana and whether players should still be punished for using it.

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In a new study recently conducted by Green Market Report in conjunction with Cannabis Research Around Cannabis and their partner Local Sports Insights (LSI), the sports preferences of cannabis consumers around the country resulted in a win for the NFL and football overall.

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Canada’s elite athletes are smoking, eating and investing in marijuana. Is a toke before stepping to the start line far off?

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Some are tapping into marijuana’s psychoactive effects to quiet the brain during intense yoga sessions and other mind-oriented sports, such as running or swimming. Others use cannabis products that don’t make them high but, instead, create effects that users insist help them train harder and longer, with less pain and faster recovery times.

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Ryan O'Callaghan abused painkillers during his career but now uses marijuana because it's 'not addicting.'

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NBA players would probably be free to use marijuana medicinally or recreationally today if former Commissioner David Stern were still in charge. The retired executive recently came out in support of legalization in an interview with former Denver Nuggets forward Al Harrington.

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NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said marijuana and its potential in treating football-related injuries is “a medical issue” that the league is interested in researching further.

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), which governs drug testing in the Olympics and sets the standard for anti-doping guidelines in more than 600 sports leagues around the globe, released their updated list of banned substances for 2018.

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IRVINE, Calif. — The NFL has written to the NFL Players Association offering to work in tandem to study the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players, according to people familiar with the situation.

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An overview of how different sports leagues, professional and amateur, view cannabis consumption regarding their athletes.

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Troy Smith brought a Heisman Trophy to Ohio, and a little over a decade later, he is hoping to bring the state medical marijuana, too.