Category: Athletes

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Pro-cannabis athletes

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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October 22, 2013
10/22/2013
Houston Texans Cut 3 Players for Marijuana Use

Houston Texans Cut 3 Players for Marijuana Use

Sam Montgomery, Cierre Wood and Willie Jefferson were cut from the Houston Texans Monday, allegedly for marijuana use.
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September 24, 2013
09/24/2013
Minimalist “Celebrity Weedists”

Minimalist “Celebrity Weedists”

In a nod to minimalism, pop culture and cannabis we present: Celebrity Weedists. It’s a homage to the famous pot smokers who’ve helped bring cannabis more into...
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April 18, 2013
04/18/2013
MMA Ref Josh Rosenthal Busted with $6 Million of Cannabis

MMA Ref Josh Rosenthal Busted with $6 Million of Cannabis

According to the U.S. District Attorney’s office in Oakland, California, Josh Rosenthal, one of the best referees in MMA, has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to manufacture and...
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April 1, 2013
04/01/2013
Cannabis and Athletics – The Tyrann Mathieu Debacle

Cannabis and Athletics – The Tyrann Mathieu Debacle

I’d like to take a moment and talk about marijuana and athletics. I was reading the news today and came across this article about Tyrann Mathieu, a former...
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March 7, 2013
03/07/2013
Fined $900,000 for Using Marijuana?

Fined $900,000 for Using Marijuana?

Last week, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) slapped former middleweight champion boxer Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. with a $900,000 fine and nine-month suspension. Why? Not for...
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January 21, 2013
01/21/2013
MT Medical Marijuana Grower Convicted in Federal Court

MT Medical Marijuana Grower Convicted in Federal Court

Former Univ. of Montana quarterback Jason Washington is the latest casualty in the Obama Administration’s war on medical marijuana. Missoula, MT – Montana medical marijuana patient, cultivator and former...
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October 9, 2012
10/09/2012
UPDATE: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Fined, Suspended by WBC

UPDATE: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Fined, Suspended by WBC

When Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. tested positive for cannabis after losing the WBC middleweight title to Sergio Martinez on September 15, it was reported that Chavez would likely...
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