Pot and the NFL: Ricky Williams
While the NFL has experienced unparalleled success of late, it faces one issue that could bring the good times to a grinding halt: Player safety.
The neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) – the result of repeated traumatic brain injury on the field – has been discovered in an alarming number of deceased NFL players. Additionally, pharmaceutical addiction plagues the league as players battling injuries often rely on painkillers to get through games.
Incredibly, there is a natural, non-toxic medicine valued for its neuro-protective potential, healing properties and ability to reduce pain. Unfortunately, the league is not interested.
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Can North Dakota Get Medical Marijuana Over the Finish Line?
A last-minute infusion of campaign cash from the Drug Policy Alliance is hoping to get a volunteer-led medical marijuana initiative in North Dakota over the finish line .
Ethan Nadelmann, executive director of DPA, said the fact that the measure made the ballot in North Dakota came as a surprise to national organizations. He said his organization sent infusions of cash last week to campaigns in Montana and Arkansas as well, which are also considering medical marijuana initiatives.
“They did the work and got the thing on the ballot, and I wanted to help them out a bit,” Nadelmann said.
Prop 64 at Nearly 60% Support
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