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NFL Players Celebrate 4/20 With Mandatory Drug Tests

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NFL Players Celebrate 4/20 With Mandatory Drug Tests

As pot smokers across the country celebrated 4/20 with some recreational jazz cabbage, the NFL celebrated by messaging players that it’s time for their annual drug tests. Surprise!   Every year, NFL players are sent a message notifying them of their annual drug test, from where they have 3-4 hours to provide a urine sample. This year, the league conveniently decided to kick off its anachronistic marijuana ban by testing players starting on 4/20. At least they still have a sense of humor.   The league isn’t light on this issue, either. After the first positive test, players are put...

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Retired Steelers Running Back Franco Harris Supports Medical Marijuana Use in the NFL

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Retired Steelers Running Back Franco Harris Supports Medical Marijuana Use in the NFL

Steelers legend Franco Harris is one of the few retired NFL players whose experience with pain has been pretty low maintenance. Despite maintaining his status as one of the leading rushers in NFL history, Harris is considered lucky to have not suffered more severe long-term damage after his time on the field. However, there is a pain-related topic that Harris thinks is an important discussion to be had in the NFL: Marijuana. “Even during my playing days, I really didn’t have to do anything with pain management,” Harris said in an interview with the Post Gazette. “I’ve never had any...

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As Trump Administration Speaks Negatively of Weed, NFL Agents Fear the Worst for Players

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It’s no secret that the NFL’s stance on marijuana is outdated and void of fact-based evidence. Despite the many medical benefits that marijuana could offer NFL players who continue to take a beating on the field, the Player’s Association continues to ban it year after year with no medical exceptions, a dubious rule that has led to countless fines and suspensions brought upon otherwise productive players. If Seantrel Henderson can’t even take a hit to relieve some of his Crohn’s pain, it’s unlikely this policy will soften up anytime soon. Unfortunately, this is something that is expected to only get...

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New Study Will Develop and Evaluate a Brain Injury Pill Containing Cannabidiol

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There is plenty of news out there about NFL players and their marijuana drama or concussion controversy. To many fans, these two topics may seem unrelated; but now more than ever, marijuana and concussions have more to do with each other than many people think. A new study is about to kick off that includes a team of neuroscience experts, brain surgeons, and otolaryngology specialists who are researching and developing a pill with the hopes of reducing the number of traumatic brain injuries. The controversial part of this is that the pill will contain cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive anti-inflammatory chemical...

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Green Bay Packers Players Keep Getting Caught With Marijuana

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The Green Bay Packers are having a rough year, but not because of their performance on the field. Over last several days, two Packers players have been charged with marijuana-related crimes and an assistant coach has been busted for drunk driving. Cornerback Sam Shields is currently sitting out after sustaining another concussion, but one day after the team put him on medical reserve he was arrested for marijuana possession. On October 19th, police investigated his home “on suspicious drug-related activity.” According to reports, Shields decided to poke the bear by opening the door with a joint in his hand and...

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