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Candid Coaches: Getting real on marijuana legalization, testing in college football Legal, Regulatory & Compliance Sports 

Candid Coaches: Getting real on marijuana legalization, testing in college football

Following in the footsteps of our college basketball brethren here at CBS Sports, college football writers Dennis Dodd, Chip Patterson and Barrett Sallee spoke with one-fifth of the 130 active coaches leading FBS teams entering the 2017 season. They asked for honest opinions on everything from NCAA rules to social issues to their peers in the profession. We will be sharing their candid thoughts over a two-week period leading into the season. Read the full article

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NBA All-Star Zach Randolph arrested on weed possession “with intent to sell” Culture Sports 

NBA All-Star Zach Randolph arrested on weed possession “with intent to sell”

LOS ANGELES — Veteran NBA star forward Zach Randolph was arrested on a marijuana charge after several police cars were vandalized when a large gathering became unruly at a Los Angeles housing project, authorities said Thursday. Randolph, 36, was taken into custody late Wednesday on suspicion of possessing marijuana with intent to sell, according to Los Angeles Police Department Officer Liliana Preciado. Read the full article

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The war on weed: the NFL’s troubled history with marijuana Sports 

The war on weed: the NFL’s troubled history with marijuana

The ethical gymnastics demanded of NFL fans have grown more challenging over the past decade as the scientific evidence linking football with brain injuries mounts. Last week’s study of 111 deceased NFL players’ brains found evidence of the degenerative brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in 110 of the subjects, forcing spectators to reconcile their thirst for the bone-crunching hits at the core of the league’s appeal with an inconvenient reality: that many of the players they cheer will one day pay a grim price long after the lights have…

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NFL commish Goodell says league ready to research medical marijuana’s safety and effectiveness Culture Sports 

NFL commish Goodell says league ready to research medical marijuana’s safety and effectiveness

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said marijuana and its potential in treating football-related injuries is “a medical issue” that the league is interested in researching further. “If pain management is something that medical marijuana can address responsibly, that’s something that our medical community is evaluating,” Goodell said Thursday at a forum at the Broncos’ Dove Valley headquarters. “We just proposed to our union in the last month or so that we put some research money behind that to see how we could implement that … if they can address pain management…

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

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

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 to people familiar with the situation. It is the clearest indication to this point that the NFL may be willing to work cooperatively with the union toward such marijuana use, which is currently banned by the sport. Read the full article

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NFL’s chief medical officer calls medical marijuana research “really important” Culture Sports 

NFL’s chief medical officer calls medical marijuana research “really important”

The NFL’s chief medical officer says it is “really important” for the league and the NFL Players Association to determine whether marijuana can be used as an effective and safe pain-management tool for players. “I think we have a lot more to learn about that,” Allen Sills, a Vanderbilt University neurosurgeon hired by the NFL in March, said in a phone interview Wednesday. “Certainly the research about marijuana and really more particularly cannabinoid compounds as they may relate to the treatment of both acute and chronic pain, that is an…

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

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

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 to people familiar with the situation. It is the clearest indication to this point that the NFL may be willing to work cooperatively with the union toward such marijuana use, which is currently banned by the sport. Read the full article

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