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Hawaii Committee Passes Resolution Urging NFL to Allow Players to Use Medical CBD

A Hawaii House Committee has given approval to a resolution urging the National Football League (NFL) to allow players to use CBD (cannabidiol) for medical purposes. Hawaii’s House Health and Human Services Committee unanimously approved House Resolution 40 on Wednesday, sending it towards a vote by the full House of Representatives. The resolution states; “BE IT RESOLVED by …

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Hawaii Resolution Urges NFL to Allow Injured Players To Use Cannabidiol In Lieu Of Opioids

A resolution urging the National Football League (NFL) to allow players to use cannabidiol for medical purposes has been filed in Hawaii’s Senate. Senate Concurrent Resolution 34 was filed today in the Hawaii Senate by Senator William Espero (D) along with seven cosponsors. The resolution states; “BE IT RESOLVED by the Senate of the Twenty-ninth …

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Dallas Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones Wants the NFL to “Drop its Prohibition on Marijuana Use”

The owner of “America’s Team” has come out in favor of a change in the National Football League’s (NFL) marijuana policies. According to Pro Football Talk, Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones held a private meeting with the NFL’s other 31 owners, which took place at last week’s Annual League Meeting in Phoenix. During the meeting …

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For Second Straight Year Super Bowl Winning Team is From a Legal Marijuana State

For the second year in a row in the National Football League (NFL), the winning Super Bowl team hails from a state that has legalized cannabis for all uses. The New England Patriots have just won Super Bowl LI, their fifth Super Bowl victory in the past 16 years. The Patriots are from Massachusetts, which …

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NFL Players Association to Propose “Less Punitive” Approach to Marijuana

The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) will soon be proposing an amendment to the league’s rules that takes a “less punitive” approach to those caught using or possessing marijuana. According to the NFLPA’s Executive Director DeMaurice Smith, the proposal will soon be presented to the board of player representatives. If the players approve the rule change, …

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For Fourth Straight Year, Super Bowl Features Team from a Legal Marijuana State

As the National Football League (NFL) continues its hard-line stance on marijuana – including punishing players for using it for medical purposes – it’s worth noting that this year’s Super Bowl will feature a team from a state where marijuana is legal for all purposes. This is the fourth straight year this has been the …

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23 of 32 NFL Teams are Located in States with Legal Recreational and/or Medical Cannabis

As the NFL maintains its full prohibition on cannabis use, it’s important to note that a minority of NFL teams live in a state where cannabis is legal all purposes. There are currently 23 teams in the National Football League that are located in legal cannabis states; just nine teams have home-states where cannabis is …

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ESPN Poll: 71% of NFL Players Support Legalizing Medical Cannabis

With a “promise of anonymity”, ESPN recently conducted a survey of 226 NFL players and asked their opinion on cannabis and cannabis legalization. “Spoiler alert:”, states ESPN, “When it comes to going green — from legalization of marijuana in the U.S. to the efficacy of pot for pain control — NFL players just say yes.” …

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Study Shows 87 of 91 Former NFL Players Have Rare Brain Disease; Could Cannabis Help?

By Derek Rosenfeld, Drug Policy Alliance The NFL is back and I’m very excited about the upcoming season. But there is something that I have become more aware of recently that I can’t help but think about while watching the game – the issue of concussions, their effects on the brain, and how medical marijuana …

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NFL Players Association Votes to Increase Threshold for Cannabis Testing

The NFL players Association (NFLPA) voted Friday to increase the threshold for positive cannabis tests, raising the level from 15 ng/ml to 35 ng/ml. The move will be applied retroactively, and will effect cases currently under appeal. “This is an historic moment for our players and our league,” NFLPA President Eric Winston said. “We have …

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