Throughout history, professional athletes have been punished by teams, leagues and the law for cannabis consumption. Several high-profile examples are listed below, showcasing just how serious such actions were viewed within the world of professional sports. 2004: Running back Ricky Williams is suspended from the National Football League for 4Continue Reading

The COVID-19 pandemic is revealing marijuana prohibition for what it is: A prison trap set for people of color. The post This is America: Super Bowl champ arrested for enjoying ‘essential’ product appeared first on Leafly. Read More: This is America: Super Bowl champ arrested for enjoying ‘essential’Continue Reading

Professional football players have been asking their bosses for the freedom to use medical marijuana in states where it is legal. But the powers that be, while they are allegedly discussing the possibility, at least here and there, have so far refused this modest request. They just aren’t sure whetherContinue Reading

Just off Sunset Boulevard in the heart of Hollywood, the Paragon offices look fairly nondescript from the street. With a fleet of luxury vehicles parked in front and an exclusive-looking private entrance, the space could house any number of Hollywood studios, post-production offices or agency headquarters. But once you’ve madeContinue Reading

Severe brain injuries have become a prominent scourge on the National Football League, devastating the lives of many former players after a career full of physical punishment catches up to them. But as the league’s drug policy currently stands, players can be punished for something that could end up savingContinue Reading

One of the most highly anticipated aspects of any Super Bowl is the creative commercials that major corporations debut during this time. For years, this platform is where the alcohol industry gained points with the average consumer, using humorous ads to subliminally convince them that booze should be a partContinue Reading

The Heisman Trophy winner talks with The Roll-Up: ‘Sharing my story publicly for the first time was extremely healing and cathartic.’ The post The Roll-Up Bonus Episode: NFL Great Ricky Williams Talks Cannabis & Healing appeared first on Leafly. Read More: The Roll-Up Bonus Episode: NFL Great RickyContinue Reading

There’s nothing quite like the spirit of football season beginning. While the games don’t technically matter, fans of all teams enjoy getting their competitive energy out in the preseason. In the same way that cannabis cultivators and aficionados develop lots of theories of varying quality about the growing season ahead,Continue Reading

Sports and pain go hand in hand. But then again, so do opioid painkillers and addiction. This is one of the primary reasons the discussion of allowing professional athletes to access medical marijuana has become so prevalent over the past few years. Many former players have come to suggest thatContinue Reading