Guest Blog: The Many Faces Of Marijuana In Professional Sports

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Guest Post By Rachel Stires When someone mentions major athletes, it’s easy for a particular person to come to mind. Whether it’s one of your favorite football players or a recent Olympic gold medalist, there are many different faces that have been burned into our memories when talking about sports. This includes the scandalous, the Read the full article…

TetraTrak’s Brian Yauger: Building Better Business Intelligence Technology

Brian Yauger debuts MJTicker.com at an MJBA meetup.

WASHINGTON: Brian Yauger has a game plan for bringing better business intelligence to the legal cannabis industry.  A Texan with Republican political leanings, the former NCAA football coach at first blush seems an unlikely figure to be heading one of Seattle’s hottest canna-tech firms, TetraTrak LLC, but Yauger believes his career as a big time college football Read the full article…

NFL Super Bowl Champion Leonard Marshall To Keynote CWCBExpo in NYC June 16

Joining Marshall will be Charlie Adams, NFL wide receiver who played for the Denver Broncos and Houston Texans; Eben Britton, a NFL guard and tackle for the Jacksonville Jaguars and Chicago Bears and currently a free agent; Riley D. Cote a former professional ice hockey player (NHL) with the Philadelphia Flyers; Nate Jackson a former NFL wide receiver who played six seasons with the Denver Broncos; and Heather Jackson, CEO of Realm of Caring.

NEW JERSEY:  Despite its status as an officially banned substance, the use of medical cannabis as a treatment for professional athletes — particularly NFL Football players — suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is known to be widespread. A number of high-profile NFLers have come out of the cannabis closet of late, and are calling on the league Read the full article…

The NFL Should Be Investing In Marijuana Research If It Wants To Survive

According to Omalu, “NFL doctors told me that if 10% of mothers in this country would begin to perceive football as a dangerous sport, that is the end of football.”

The National Football League has survived more public relations crises in the past year than most multi-billion dollar organizations endure in a decade. Yet the greatest existential threat to the NFL - if not to the existence of football itself - still remains Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or “CTE.” As former All-Pro linebacker Junior Seau’s documented struggle with CTE demonstrated, Read the full article…

NFL GM Says ’30 To 40 Percent Of Players In This Draft Class Use Marijuana Regularly’

Now NFL teams must weigh their evaluations of the players’ abilities against their concerns about character issues and possible future suspensions. For some teams, decisions on Ray and/or Gregory, who failed a drug test at the NFL draft combine in February, will come down to how they feel about usage of the drug in question, marijuana.

One of the many subplots for the NFL draft, which starts with Thursday’s first round, is where a pair of highly regarded defensive prospects, Shane Ray and Randy Gregory, will go. Both players are prized for their abilities to get to opposing quarterbacks, but both have also admitted to marijuana use, in Ray’s case just days Read the full article…

NFL Limits On Marijuana Still Strict, But Not Really

Marijuana remains a banned substance in the NFL, although the league slightly relaxed testing standards in its revised Policy and Program on Substances for Abuse.

Tug McGraw was once asked which he preferred, Astroturf or grass. “I don’t know,” he said. “I never smoked Astroturf.” That was 1974, when artificial turf was relatively new and he was more famous as a relief pitcher than as Tim McGraw’s father. Forty years later, professional athletes don’t crack many marijuana jokes in public Read the full article…

NFL Seeks Right Answer For Medical Marijuana Use

"It's not, let's go smoke a joint," retired NFL defensive lineman Marvin Washington said. "It's, what if you could take something that helps you heal faster from a concussion, that prevents your equilibrium from being off for two weeks and your eyesight for being off for four weeks?"

Marijuana is casting an ever-thickening haze across NFL locker rooms, and it’s not simply because more players are using it. As attitudes toward the drug soften, and science slowly teases out marijuana’s possible benefits for concussions and other injuries, the NFL is reaching a critical point in navigating its tenuous relationship with what is recognized Read the full article…

NFL Reportedly To Renegotiate Drug Policy, Reduce Marijuana Punishments

A source told ESPN.com on Tuesday that the renegotiation of the drug policy, which has been going on since 2011 and includes testing for HGH, also will significantly increase the threshold for a positive marijuana test and reduce the punishments for violations involving that drug.

Marijuana has been a hot topic in both college football and the NFL recently, and the NFL is reportedly set to address the issue by renegotiating the current drug policy. The new rules will reportedly reduce the punishments handed out for marijuana use, per Dan Graziano of ESPN.com: When and if the NFL’s new drug policy is finalized and Read the full article…

Antonio Cromartie: NFL Shouldn't Ban Marijuana

Steam comes out of the mouth of Antonio Cromartie as he walks in the cold weather before a game against the Oakland Raiders.

NEW YORK:  NFL players should be allowed to smoke marijuana if they want to, according to Antonio Cromartie. During a recent interview for an entertainment website, the Jets cornerback said the league is wasting its time by banning the drug. “They need to just let it go,” Cromartie told Thisis50.com, a site affiliated with the Read the full article…