Former NFL Champion Marvin Washington Joins BudTrader.com As Investor And Board Member

Marvin Washington and BudTrader CEO Brad McLaughlin on HighTimes radio.

CALIFORNIA: BudTrader.com, an online medical marijuana marketplace, has announced that former NFL defensive end and champion Marvin Washington has become an investor in the company. In addition to his investment, Washington has joined BudTrader’s Advisory Board, already consisting of former WeedMaps CTO Grant Koneke, Cannabis industry icon, Douglas Leighton, and Jim Skelton, former CEO of Ocean Pacific. In a statement released Read the full article…

NWA President Publicly Advocates Cannabis For Injured Wrestlers And Athletes

NWA President says yes to CBD.

The President of the National Wrestling Alliance, attorney R. Bruce Tharpe, is one of the first sports leaders publicly advocating the use of cannabis as a legitimate medical alternative for injured wrestlers and other athletes. “Too many people in the US have become victims of opioid addiction and death as a result of the over-prescription 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…

Pro Athletes to Discuss CTE and Cannabis At New York Trade Show & Conference

Hemp is a hot topic for next week's CWCBexpo in NYC

NEW YORK: A number of high profile professional athletes will discuss sports and cannabis on a panel at the upcoming Cannabis World Congress & Business Exposition (CWCBExpo) on June 16, 2016 at the Jacob K  Javits Convention Center. According to event promoters, pro athletes from the NFL and NHL will provide frank insight on how legally Read the full article…

MJBA Portland Hosts “Game On: The Business of Sports and Cannabis” Panel 3/2/16

NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson will kick off  "Game On: The Business of Sports and Cannabis"  by debuting his "Uncle Spliffy" cannabis brand.

OREGON: At last month’s Cannabis Collaborative Conference in Portland, NBA All-Star Cliff Robinson announced the creation of his cannabis brand, “Uncle Spliffy.”  The announcement garnered a tremendous among of media attention, and served to highlight the many intersections between sports and cannabis. On Wednesday, March 2nd, 6-8:30PM at On Deck Sports Bar in Portland, Oregon, the Marijuana Business Association (MJBA) 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…