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.
"He needs cannabis," a NFL source says about Bills offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson, who suffers from Crohn's disease and has been suspended twice this season for failing drug tests. "You can't take painkillers with the way his intestines are."
Six weeks following his release by the Ravens, veteran offensive tackle Eugene Monroe has decided to retire from the NFL after just seven years in the league. Monroe has taken a stance in favor of medical marijuana in the last year.
Eleven NFL players are either currently suspended or will be suspended for the start of the 2016 season. In the NBA, guard O.J. Mayo (two years) and forward Mitch McGary (five games) have been banned. All ran afoul of the leagues' drug-use policies.
The 45th Annual Hash Bash in Ann Arbor and a smoke out in front of the White House gained national headlines as the marijuana rally season got off to a potent start on Apr. 2.
Martavis Bryant has been banned for a year by the NFL due to another violation of the league's substance abuse policy. The Pittsburgh wideout sat out the first four games of the 2015 season after he failed several drug tests for marijuana.
It wasn't exactly the Stoner Bowl of two years ago when Seattle trounced Denver. But Super Bowl 50 featured the Broncos again, representing the Mile High city and state. In a defensive struggle, they defeated Carolina, 24-14.
One after another, former NFL players are calling on the league to allow marijuana as an alternative to numbing pharmaceuticals. In the last week, Jim McMahon, Ricky Williams and Kyle Turley have challenged the NFL's intransigence on the drug issue.