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NFL Running Back Challenges League Stance on Medical Cannabis

NFL Running Back Challenges League Stance on Medical Cannabis

The National Football League (NFL) has long had a strict stance on cannabis use. Players are subject to drug screening, and a positive test could result in a loss of their ability to complete. Even when individual states began legalizing the plant for medicinal use, the NFL maintained its prohibitionist stance on cannabis medicine. This […]

Take Action: Tell Congress to Make NFL Pay Taxes

Take Action: Tell Congress to Make NFL Pay Taxes

The National Football League is the world’s most popular and wealthiest sports league. It earns more than $9 billion in annual revenue. But did you know that the NFL is considered a tax-exempt nonprofit under U.S. law? NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell makes over $44 million a year, which means that the leader of this “nonprofit” […]

Does Cannabis Lead to Wedded Bliss? Maybe the NFL Should Reconsider Their Testing Policy

Does Cannabis Lead to Wedded Bliss? Maybe the NFL Should Reconsider Their Testing Policy

Trigger Warning: Article discusses domestic abuse and links to a graphic video of a physical assault. There has been a lot of media coverage of a small study which indicates that intimate partner violence is a significantly lower risk in relationships where both parties regularly consume cannabis. Of course, cannabis has the immediate effect of […]

Petition: Ask the NFL to Punish Players Who Abuse Women More Harshly Than Cannabis Users

Petition: Ask the NFL to Punish Players Who Abuse Women More Harshly Than Cannabis Users

In the eyes of the National Football League, it’s far worse for their players to smoke a joint to relax than to get drunk and beat or assault women, including their own wives. Ray Rice, who beat his (then not-yet) wife so badly she lost consciousness, was only suspended for two games and is already […]

Senate Panel Hearing on Conflict Between State and Federal Marijuana Laws Provides Some Clarification

Senate Panel Hearing on Conflict Between State and Federal Marijuana Laws Provides Some Clarification

In a memorandum issued by the Department of Justice (DOJ) less than two weeks ago, Deputy Attorney General James Cole outlined a list of 8 priorities the DOJ will enforce—regarding the two states, Washington and Colorado, who legalized the recreational use of cannabis last November. To clarify the memo better, a historic Senate Judiciary Committee […]

RECIPE: Inflammation-Reducing Cannabis Tea

RECIPE: Inflammation-Reducing Cannabis Tea

For years I have viewed Western medicine as a necessary evil in my life. While I will not stop seeing my doctor, I have a natural distrust for the industry-side of healthcare. When I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease, I asked the doctor how I should change my diet to keep the symptoms under control. […]

Drug Testing for Jobs Discriminates Against Cannabis Users

Drug Testing for Jobs Discriminates Against Cannabis Users

The rapid shift in cultural attitudes surrounding cannabis has unquestionably benefited numerous people in our society. Legalization, decriminalization, criminal justice reform, and greater social awareness about the medical benefits of cannabis have all combined to reduce the stigma associated with cannabis. However, while progress in legal and cultural arenas has been promising, progress in other […]

CBS Rejects Medical Cannabis Super Bowl Commercial

CBS Rejects Medical Cannabis Super Bowl Commercial

We have frequently covered the hypocritical and ridiculous relationship that professional sports leagues, like the NFL, have with cannabis. There have been players who have lost their careers simply because they chose to treat job-related injuries with medical cannabis instead of opioids. That is, of course, in addition to the fact that these leagues often […]