Football players who use marijuana have long been targeted by the NFL's draconian drug policy that led to countless suspensions. Now, in this new era of relaxed cannabis laws, that policy has been reversed.
The first celebrities to be arrested for marijuana possession in 2020 are NFL players Muhammad Wilkerson and Greg Robinson. Both are free agents.
In 2017, four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana joined the Green Rush with an investment in the media outlet, Herb.co. Now, he's pitched in on a $75 million investment with the San Jose firm, Caliva.
In 2018, there were 20 celebrities busted for marijuana or other illegal drugs, including seven current or former NFL players, Daz Dillnger, Lenny Dykstra, Artrie Lange and San Penn's son Hopper.
Who would've thought that CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta would become one of the leading voices for medical marijuana? But he has, as evidenced by his fourth cannabis documentary, "Weed 4: Pot vs. Pills."
In 2017, there was a total of 23 celebrity drug arrests, including Melissa Etheridge, Todd Rundgren, Aaron Carter, Yvonne Elliman, Chief Keef, Shock G, Cassidy, Young Thug, Zach Randolph, Artie Lange and Rose McGowan. There were 20 such arrests in 2016.
Like great grandfather, like great grandson. On Jutne 30, he NFL announced the one-year suspension of Ravens tight end Darren Waller for violating the league's substance abuse policy after testing positive for marijuana. His great grandfather was "Reefer Song" singer Fats Waller.
Demetrius Harris, the Chiefs' backup tight end, was arrested Mar. 7 after a traffic stop led to a search that produced more than 35 grams of pot in the car. Police charged Harris with suspicion of felony possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.
Green Bay receiver Geronimo Allison was arrested for marijuana possession in September. The charge was filed in Manitowoc County, Wisconsin in December, but was revealed several days before the Packers met the Cowboys in the NFL playoffs on Jan. 15.
Second-year defensive end Randy Gregory failed three drug tests for THC in 2015 and was suspended for four games at the start of the 2016 season. He's since missed two more tests and now has been docked for a year.