Sports

As pot becomes more accepted in society, the NCAA and college programs are slowly following suit.

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'The fact that a lot of people are saying it helps them can’t be ignored,' says doctor.

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Olympic athletes are allowed a fair amount of leeway when it comes to cannabis test results, but they still operate in a world with scant protection for medical use.

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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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A little goes a long way, but a little too much will have you playing from the wrong fairway for the rest of the afternoon.

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“We are trying to bring new things to the athletic realm. We want to give athletes an alternative to opioids, stimulants, painkiller shots and things like that.”

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

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Many strains can help improve a person's focus or give them an energy boost, both of which would be valuable to someone getting ready to work out.

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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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Medical marijuana put the veteran athlete back on his feet; now he wants to make sure current players have the same opportunity.

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But first, we have to understand how cannabis works.

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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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Four years after recreational cannabis became legal in Colorado, the psychoactive substance’s role among athletes is still taking shape.

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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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The anti-inflammatory is extracted from the marijuana plant. Is this bud for you?

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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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Bleacher Report in recent weeks convened multiple gatherings of former NBA and NFL players who use marijuana both for recreational and medicinal purposes, or who want pro sports leagues to relax their restrictions on its use.

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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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An all-star roster of retired professional athletes are raising their voices for medical cannabis and cannabinoids.

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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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Pro-pot events used to be limited to rock concerts, but in the wake of legal medical marijuana, that is changing. Pittsburgh becomes the first city in the eastern U.S. this week to host the 420 Games, an event blending athletics with marijuana advocacy.

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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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He joins other former NFL pros as pro-marijuana.

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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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Twenty years ago this week, when Ross Rebagliati won the first-ever Olympic gold medal in snowboarding and promptly tested positive for marijuana, sports fans around the world had just one question: How can weed be performance-enhancing?

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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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