NCAA Won’t Allow Player to Use Low-THC Oil to Treat Seizures

A high school football player from Georgia has been barred from playing NCAA football due to his use of CBD oil to treat his seizures, according to a WGXA report. C.J. Harris, a senior at Warner Robins High School, received a preferred walk-on offer from Auburn University – his “dream school” – but the offer […]

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NFL Denies Free Agent Therapeutic Use Exemption for Cannabis

The National Football League has denied free agent running back Mike James an exemption for using cannabis as a painkiller, NBC Sports reports. James, a 2013 sixth-round Tampa Bay Buccaneers draft pick, applied for a therapeutic exemption to use cannabis – which is banned by the league – but officials turned him down. James is […]

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Kushy Punch and “The Nightmare” Make Boxing History: First Canna-Business to Sponsor Title Contender

Carson, Calif. (April 30, 2018) — Kushy Punch, a premium cannabis brand, proudly announces its partnership with VANES “THE NIGHTMARE ” MARTIROSYAN (36-3-1, 21 KOs), in his upcoming title boxing match against undefeated World Middleweight Champion GENNADY “GGG” GOLOVKIN (37-0-1, 33 KOs). On May 5, Golovkin vs. Martirosyan will be televised live on HBO World Championship Boxing […]

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NBA Players Union Boss Says MMJ Access Being Explored for Players

In an interview with SB Nation, National Basketball Players Association Executive Director Michele Roberts said the players union is “exploring” medical exemptions for NBA players to use medical cannabis but said that federal law is currently standing in the way. “It is a banned substance in our league right now. If we do go down […]

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Anti-Doping Agency Removes CBD from Prohibited List

The World Anti-Doping Agency has removed CBD from its prohibited substances list for 2018 and added synthetic cannabinoids, such as “Spice.” However, according to the 2018 Prohibited List summary, athletes subject to the organization’s testing might want to be sure their CBD products are tested and accurately labeled as THC remains prohibited. “Cannabidiol is no […]

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NBA Commissioner Defends Cannabis Ban, Cites State Law Discrepancies

In an interview with the Players’ Tribune, NBA commissioner Adam Silver indicated he doesn’t “see the need for any changes” in the league’s cannabis policy “right now” because of the patchwork of cannabis laws state-to-state throughout the U.S. “…As you know, our players are constantly traveling, and it might be a bit of a trap to […]

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NFL Union Official Announces Plan for ‘Therapeutic Approach’ to Positive Cannabis Tests

In an interview with ESPN Outside the Lines, National Football League Players Association executive director DeMaurice Smith said the union intends to present a proposal to the league “that has probably a more therapeutic approach” to players who test positive for cannabis. “The idea is simply to make sure that we understand whether a player […]

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Jim McAlpine: Crushing the ‘Lazy Stoner’ Stereotype with Cannabis Athletics

One of the most frequent and well-known labels applied to cannabis users is that of the “lazy stoner” — the idea that cannabis use goes hand-in-hand with a sedentary lifestyle and lack of motivation. Patients, advocates, and cannabis entrepreneurs know that this is false (although of course anyone can get too high to function if they […]

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Former UFC Champion Frank Shamrock Launches Educational Cannabis Talk-Show

One of the driving forces behind the progress that has been made over the past two decades educating the public about medical cannabis has been the testimony of professional athletes who use it for recovery. From Ricky Williams, to Cliff Robinson, to John Salley, Nate Diaz, and others, the list of pro-cannabis pro athletes has grown over […]

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