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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.
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.
An upcoming marijuana business conference will, to NBA fans, feature a very familiar face.
LAS VEGAS – Count Michael Chiesa and Rose Namajunas among the many backers for continued reform in the war against marijuana.
Edgar Thompson, Brendan Sonnone and Shannon Green ~ Orlando Sentinel ~   Schools are stuck enforcing the rules of a college-football system that hasn't embraced some of society's growing acceptance of marijuana use.
Oscar Pascual ~ SFGate.com ~   Ronda Rousey just made it known that she’s against drug testing for marijuana.
Mike Freeman ~ Bleacher Report ~   Current players say marijuana use in the sport is extensive, with many using the drug to deal with the ramifications of head trauma.
Stefanie Loh ~ San Diego Union-Tribune ~   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.
Mike Florio ~ NBC Sports ~   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.
Mark Kiszla ~ The Denver Post ~   Let's call a cease-fire on the NFL's senseless war against marijuana.
David Steele ~ Sporting News ~   The nation’s laws, and its perspective, on marijuana are shifting, and the NFL is trying to keep pace. 
Josh Kelly ~ Daily Nebraskan   An increasing number of states have become comfortable with recreational marijuana use, but the use of the drug at universities and in athletics remains a gray area for coaches to deal with.
Fox Sports ~ NFL   DENVER (AP) Former Broncos tight end Nate Jackson says he believes the NFL will have no choice but to remove marijuana from its lists of banned substances in the near future.