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The NFL is edging closer to permitting medical cannabis as a treatment for pain

The NFL is edging closer to permitting medical cannabis as a treatment for pain

Bethan Rose Jenkins, Cannabis News Writer/Editorial

July 8, 2019

An agreement has been made by members of the National Football League Players Association, prompting a pain management committee to conduct more studies into the use of cannabis as a treatment. The deal was struck after NFL officials and NFL players union representatives decided to kickstart their studies in ...

Former NFL star Ricky Williams is throwing a BYOW Super Bowl party in honor of cannabis legalization in California

Former NFL star Ricky Williams is throwing a BYOW Super Bowl party in honor of cannabis legalization in California

Annureet Kaur

January 10, 2018

If you're lucky this year, you might get invited to former NFL athlete Ricky William's extremely non-traditional BYOB-dubbed BYOW (Bring Your Own Weed) Super Bowl party on February 4th. "Want to join me for my cannabis-friendly #SuperBowl party in the Hollywood Hills? Limited to only 50 spots," Williams tweeted last week to his 23,...

Former NFL player’s Las Vegas dispensary flourishes after social cannabis legalization

Former NFL player’s Las Vegas dispensary flourishes after social cannabis legalization

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

September 12, 2017

Retired NFL player Frank Hawkins was the first entrepreneur to open a medical cannabis dispensary in Las Vegas, and since social cannabis legalization in Nevada, he can sell to anyone over the age of 21.  Since July 1, the Nevada Wellness Center experienced a boom in sales as it competed for the...

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback invests in cannabis news publication

NFL Hall of Fame quarterback invests in cannabis news publication

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 29, 2017

Former 49ers quarterback and NFL Hall of Fame inductee Joe Montana  invested millions of dollars into a cannabis news company this week. Montana and his Liquid 2 Ventures firm invested $4.1 million into Herb, a cannabis-related news company. Herb distributes cannabis news, entertainment and video ...

Former NFL lineman calls cannabis “a godsend”

Former NFL lineman calls cannabis “a godsend”

August 14, 2017

Former NFL offensive lineman Ryan O’Callaghan agreed with the NFL’s recent proposal to the player’s association which hoped to research the pain management benefits of medical cannabis. O’Callaghan detailed his struggles with opiate abuse, which he often used to treat his former sports i...

NFL open to cannabis as solution to players’ pain

NFL open to cannabis as solution to players’ pain

Logan Lowrey-Rasmussen

August 2, 2017

The NFL wrote a letter to the NFL Player’s Association on Tuesday, offering to work with them and study the potential use of cannabis as a pain management tool for players. The letter pointed out potential research areas including pain management for acute and chronic conditions. The NFL Player...

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