Ex-Athletes Demand the NFL Change Their Cannabis Stance

Football is much more damaging on the body than cannabis, but the NFL has yet to accept this fact. Research and science suggests that cannabis has therapeutic potential that can benefit both past and present athletes. These athletes don't consume cannabis for the high, but rather for recovery, sleep, anti-anxiety, and more. Cannabis is also protective for traumatic brain injuries, which could be especially beneficial to football players since concussions are so common in the contact sport.

Comedian Jim Belushi hosted The Official Pre-ESPYS & Dinner: CBD Wellness & Professional Athletes with Green Table Global, where NFL alum and former athletes discussed the benefits of CBD in professional sports. Among the guests were Nate Jackson (Denver Broncos), Dr. Jeff Chen (UCLA), Frank Shamrock (UFC), Tiki Barber (New York Giants), and more. 

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The Supreme Court's most recent ruling is a major blow to one of the most controversial aspects of the War on Drugs. The Supreme Court ruled that law enforcement must cut back on their civil forfeiture programs, a policy where police officers confiscate property, money and possessions of people suspected of crimes. The Supreme Court ruled that the Eighth Amendment's Excessive Fines Clause applies to states as well as the federal government, so states and local governments can no longer collect excessive fines, fees or forfeitures.

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