Inflammation and pain, mental health and skincare are high on the list of the uses for cannabidiol, also known as the cannabinoid CBD.
Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre is the latest athlete to jump on the CBD bandwagon. He was addicted to opioids during his 20-year NFL career.
A Canada research team has concluded that high-CBD strains, delivered in the form of a mouthwash, could block people from being infected by the coronavirus.
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.