Category: Athletes

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Pro-cannabis athletes

June 10, 2015
06/10/2015
NBA Players Want Medical Cannabis Too

NBA Players Want Medical Cannabis Too

The NBA recently made headlines when players made a concerted effort to push the league to legalize medical marijuana. This is hardly the first time that such...
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April 15, 2015
04/15/2015
Do Alcohol Companies Own the NFL?

Do Alcohol Companies Own the NFL?

One sponsorship group that would undoubtedly have an issue with a league that embraced cannabis immediately comes to mind: beer companies.
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April 7, 2015
04/07/2015
Challenge to NFL: Go Pro-Cannabis, Attract More Pro Talent

Challenge to NFL: Go Pro-Cannabis, Attract More Pro Talent

There is a steadily growing concern among current and former players that the NFL doesn’t really care about them as people, only caring insofar as the player...
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March 24, 2015
03/24/2015
Former NFL Athlete Supports Medical Marijuana for Players

Former NFL Athlete Supports Medical Marijuana for Players

Jackson is unashamed to talk about his cannabis use as a player. He says he resorted to cannabis because he didn’t want to take prescription opiates and...
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February 16, 2015
02/16/2015
NCAA to Revise Drug Testing Policy

NCAA to Revise Drug Testing Policy

The NCAA (that organization that manages all aspects of collegiate sporting) announced that it has a plan in place to reevaluate the way they go about testing...
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January 26, 2015
01/26/2015
My Favorite Strains for an Active Lifestyle

My Favorite Strains for an Active Lifestyle

A more diverse cannabis consumer profile is emerging — cyclists, fishermen, skiers and snowboarders, kayakers, hikers, runners, flow artists, dancers, yogis, gymnasts and people who enjoy a...
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November 24, 2014
11/24/2014
NFL and Cannabis: Quasi-Freepass and Why Players Use MJ

NFL and Cannabis: Quasi-Freepass and Why Players Use MJ

If we peel back the onion a bit on cannabis and see why players seem to seek it out, I think it can paint a fair image...
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November 7, 2014
11/07/2014
Marvin Washington, Retired NFL Star, Stumps for Cannabis

Marvin Washington, Retired NFL Star, Stumps for Cannabis

Since his days on the gridiron, Washington has become a financial consultant to NBA and NFL players. He’s also a very outspoken supporter of medical cannabis, specifically...
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September 24, 2014
09/24/2014
Padre’s Cabrera Arrested for Marijuana DUI

Padre’s Cabrera Arrested for Marijuana DUI

Recently, San Diego Padre’s shortstop, Everth Cabrera, was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence of marijuana. Really, this story is less about the MLB’s stance...
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September 23, 2014
09/23/2014
Alcohol Still Gets a Free Pass in the NFL

Alcohol Still Gets a Free Pass in the NFL

It’s still a major gripe of mine with the NFL, and pro sports in general: alcohol gets a free pass, regardless of how much havoc it wreaks.
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August 28, 2014
08/28/2014
NFL Player Poll: Pot Not as Dangerous

NFL Player Poll: Pot Not as Dangerous

As part of a survey of 100-plus players conducted by ESPN.com’s NFL Nation, 75 percent of the 82 players who answered said they agree with Obama’s statement...
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August 21, 2014
08/21/2014
Steelers Running Backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Charged With Marijuana Possession

Steelers Running Backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount Charged With Marijuana Possession

Pittsburgh Steelers running backs Le’Veon Bell and LeGarrette Blount will be charged with marijuana possession following a traffic stop Wednesday afternoon, when a 20 gram bag of marijuana...
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July 3, 2014
07/03/2014
Loophole Offers Potential Path for Some Minor League Players to Smoke Way Onto Major League Rosters

Loophole Offers Potential Path for Some Minor League Players to Smoke Way Onto Major League Rosters

Inside a minor league clubhouse this year, a player who had tested positive for marijuana a second time informed teammates of the 50-game suspension he would serve...
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May 21, 2014
05/21/2014
NFL Players and Cannabis: Why Risk It?

NFL Players and Cannabis: Why Risk It?

While reading some NFL stories, I found this article from Mike Freeman, who I generally enjoy reading and is a pretty well-known writer in the NFL world. With...
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May 19, 2014
05/19/2014
Rescheduling Cannabis Would Solve the NFL and Weed Quagmire

Rescheduling Cannabis Would Solve the NFL and Weed Quagmire

The NFL’s rules on pot are getting ready to change. It remains somewhat unclear just how they will change, but some change is imminent. Commissioner Goodell has...
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May 8, 2014
05/08/2014
Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jonathan Ogden, Applies for Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jonathan Ogden, Applies for Medical Marijuana Dispensary License

Jonathan Ogden, retired Baltimore Ravens offensive tackle, has applied for a medical marijuana dispensary license in Nevada, according to the Las Vegas Review-Journal. There are a limited number of...
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May 5, 2014
05/05/2014
Mitch McGary Declares for NBA After NCAA Marijuana Suspension

Mitch McGary Declares for NBA After NCAA Marijuana Suspension

University of Michigan basketball star Mitch McGary has declared for the NBA draft upon completion of his sophomore year. News of a young, talented athlete deciding to...
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April 21, 2014
04/21/2014
NCAA Reduces Penalty for a Positive Marijuana Test

NCAA Reduces Penalty for a Positive Marijuana Test

The Legislative Council of the NCAA approved a measure that would reduce the penalty for a positive marijuana drug test. Currently, college athletes face a full year...
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April 18, 2014
04/18/2014
Blake Griffin: Medical Marijuana in NBA “Makes Sense”

Blake Griffin: Medical Marijuana in NBA “Makes Sense”

Blake Griffin said in a Rolling Stone interview this week that he would support the use of medical marijuana in the NBA in part because it would...
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February 6, 2014
02/06/2014
New York Jets Defensive Back Speaks About NFL Pot Ban

New York Jets Defensive Back Speaks About NFL Pot Ban

New York Jets defensive back Antonio Cromartie spoke about the NFL’s ban on cannabis, saying that players will continue to use the plant.
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