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For Ex-NFL Punter Chris Kluwe, Cannabis Was the Safer Choice

For NFL rookies, this week marks the beginning of a never-ending series of choices about how to alleviate pain.

NFL Lineman Eugene Monroe Won’t Take Opioids, Not Allowed Medical Cannabis. So He’s Retiring at 29.

Monroe’s retirement leaves Tennessee Titans linebacker Derrick Morgan as the only current NFL player publicly urging the league to lift the ban on the use of medical cannabis.

State of the Leaf: With Legalization on Horizon, California Turns to Water Restrictions

Cannabis advocates and opponents are waging campaign battles across the country, Hawaii allows nurses to recommend MMJ, and Maine tables cannabis as a treatment for opioid addiction.

Maine Rejects Petition to OK Medical Cannabis as Opioid Addiction Treatment

The state Department of Health and Human Services says there aren't yet human test studies published that support such treatment.

Prescription Drug Use Falls in Medical Cannabis States

New study shows medical marijuana is a powerful tool in America's fight against an opioid crisis.

Ex-NFL QB Jake Plummer Rips Jerry Jones Over CTE and Cannabis

Former NFL quarterback Jake Plummer, who played for the Arizona Cardinals, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and Denver Broncos, opened up this week about the NFL’s drug problem.

U.N. Report: Worldwide Cannabis Consumption, Perception on the Rise

Cannabis remains the most commonly used illegal substance across the globe, with an estimated 183 million people having used marijuana during 2014.

Titans’ Derrick Morgan Voices Support for MMJ in the NFL

Players like Morgan are becoming more aware of the negative health effects that accompany professional football, such as chronic traumatic brain injury.

State of the Leaf: Setback in Michigan, Progress in Vermont, and a Three-Way Race in Montana

Michigan's ballot measure hits a snag, more qualifying conditions come to Vermont, and Israel unveils 2-year study of cannabis patients.

Jane West: Cannabis, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

Over the past several decades, we have increasingly pursued happiness in pill bottles. The prescription is clearly not working.

The Shake: Is Cannabis the ‘Worst Kept Secret in Athletics’?

The NYPD chief's backward logic on cannabis, 19 great ways to derail your new business venture, and 2 Chainz's expensive indulgence.

NFL Player Eugene Monroe Calls Out League’s Opioid Use, Endorses Cannabis

You’ve heard that football players are regularly pumped full of painkillers. Ever wonder what that looks like? Baltimore Ravens tackle Eugene Monroe wants to show you.

The Shake: California Police and Prisons Fight Legalization, and Vets Can Talk to Docs About Cannabis

Toronto dispensaries vow to fight the mayor's crackdown, Vermont entrepreneurs are feeling bullish, and the DEA is a stick in the mud.

Crash and Burn in Burlington: How Legalization Failed in Vermont

A session that began with a serious chance to legalize in Vermont ended with no legalization, no expansion of decriminalization, and not even a commission to study the issue.

The Shake: California’s Golden Opportunity for Legalization

Canadian cities launch dispensary crackdowns, Chris Christie throws a cannabis tantrum, and Washington tells kids to "Listen2YourSelfie."