Citing legal marijuana, Texas coach “not recruiting players from Colorado”

Published: Mar 1, 2018, 7:30 am • Updated: Mar 1, 2018, 7:30 am By Matt L. Stephens, The Denver Post Fun fact: Colorado teens are all a bunch of dope-smoking hippies. At least, that’s what Texas Wesleyan baseball coach Mike Jeffcoat seems to think. And that’s a shame, really, because…

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For first time, NFL offers to work with players’ union to study cannabis for pain

Published: Aug 1, 2017, 7:31 am • Updated: Aug 1, 2017, 7:32 am By Mark Maske, Washington Post IRVINE, Calif. — The NFL has written to the NFL Players Association offering to work in tandem to study the potential use of marijuana as a pain management tool for players, according…

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Retired NFL players back new Denver nonprofit advocating for medical mairjuana

Published: Jul 24, 2017, 7:50 am • Updated: Jul 24, 2017, 8:29 am By Alicia Wallace, The Cannabist Staff During the day, the prescription opiates stung like a knife in Eben Britton’s gut. At night, cravings for the pills prescribed to manage pain caused by six years as a NFL…

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NFL Players Association on marijuana policy negotiations with owners: expect give-and-take

Published: May 8, 2017, 4:14 pm • Updated: May 8, 2017, 5:24 pm By Nicki Jhabvala, The Denver Post The NFL Players Association has been down this road before. Although the union is pushing for changes to the collectively bargained substance-abuse policy as it pertains to marijuana, it knows it…

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NFL marijuana policy in spotlight before Super Bowl as former players push opioid alternative

Published: Feb 3, 2017, 3:41 pm • Updated: Feb 3, 2017, 3:41 pm By Jack Kaskey, Bloomberg News A group of former National Football League players is using the Super Bowl to push for a new policy on marijuana, saying the substance should be more widely available as an alternative…

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Lionel Messi: Argentina players boycotting media for pot allegations against teammate

Published: Nov 16, 2016, 8:46 am • Updated: Nov 16, 2016, 8:50 am BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Lionel Messi says Argentina players will boycott the media because of accusations made against striker Ezequiel Lavezzi. Messi says “we’re not going to speak anymore with the press. We receive a lot of…

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Majority of NFL players say medical marijuana would reduce painkiller use, survey shows

Published: Nov 3, 2016, 9:02 am • Updated: Nov 3, 2016, 9:02 am By Bay Area News Group A majority of NFL players feel that use of chemical painkillers would be reduced if the league allowed a therapeutic use exemption for marijuana use. Although marijuana is legal for medicinal purposes…

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