So far in 2017, there have been 19 celebrity drug arrests, including singers Melissa Etheridge, Todd Rundgren, Yvonne Elliman; rappers Chief Keef, Shock G, Cassidy and Young Thug; NFL players Demetrius Harris, Aaron Jones and Trevone Boykin; NBA player Zach Randolph; comedian Artie Lange; and several actors, including Rose McGowan.
Four-time Super Bowl winning quarterback and NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana is joining the Green Rush with an investment in the media outlet, Herb.co.
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.
"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.